I tried to keep a very open mind about this story, especially after hearing it was Twilight fanfic--right after I bought it.
I will give the author oneI tried to keep a very open mind about this story, especially after hearing it was Twilight fanfic--right after I bought it.
I will give the author one thing, she has found a way to bottle something in her story, a need to know what happens drives you to continue reading.
But there were a lot of issues I found, some my own personal opinion and taste, others, just down-right off putting.
I did catch a couple of instances where the heroine does sound British, but not to the extent of some of the reviews I've seen. I only caught a small handful of blatant British-isms, not enough to really ruin anything for me. Considering Ana is a lit major, it could be explained away with the fact she reads a lot, hence adding to her vocabulary.
I do not care for first person. It isn't my cuppa. So that started it off wrong. But then to be first person present tense as well....ooooohhhhh, no. Definitely not my cuppa. The author isn't strong enough to pull it off well. But it wasn't horrible either. I was able to follow and she did an okay job.
What bothered me most was the simple fact that this is EROTICA and the heroine can't bring herself to use adult terms in respect to the human anatomy. I felt stirrings "down there" is something a 5 year old would say, not an adult.
Granted, Ana was an innocent, but even so, I think she was intelligent enough, especially considering her education, that she could use better terminology than "down there." And believe me, it's used often.
Now on the other hand, being an innocent, I would have had a problem had she used a lot of course language as well. But the feminine core can be better than "down there." Trust me.
And to be considered BDSM? This is definitely BDSM-lite. Rules are important in the BDSM world, and Christian breaks his own firm rules time and time again. Which is part of the story, I get that, but don't classify it as BDSM because it really isn't. Are there BDSM elements? Yes. But no more than you find in a lot of prevalent erotic romances out now.
This author has captured the imaginations of a lot of people, and kudos for her to be able to promo and market her work...and get a ton of people to buy it. I did.
Part of me wants to buy the next one to see what happens. Another part of me knows I will probably be disappointed and asks, what's the point? ...more
I was given an ARC by the author, and I am SO grateful!
THE BEST ONE YET!! I could not put it down and if I had to, I came up with excuses to stop whatI was given an ARC by the author, and I am SO grateful!
THE BEST ONE YET!! I could not put it down and if I had to, I came up with excuses to stop what I was doing so I could read more. I absolutely LOVE Carver and Molly and watching them succumb to one another was delicious. I love that Molly was her own woman, ready to stand on her own two feet and start her own business (yes, with a little help from Carver.) And I love how Carver was shown to be much more than what was seen at face value. The dialogue was witty, as usual, and I loved the almost Cinderella-esque vibe to the story, given that Molly had been a lady's maid and now was being seduced by an Earl.
Now I want Sinjin's story -- I vote for Mrs. Slater. And Lady Anne deserves a tale, too! Oh how I love this series! This one CAN'T be the last.
I loved the book....but wasn't thrilled with the ending. Didn't love it, but didn't hate it either. We shall see how it develops through the continuinI loved the book....but wasn't thrilled with the ending. Didn't love it, but didn't hate it either. We shall see how it develops through the continuing storyline....on to Phury!...more
Lori Foster's story was just simply okay. There was no real depth to the characters, but I also understand how hard it is to delve all that deeply inLori Foster's story was just simply okay. There was no real depth to the characters, but I also understand how hard it is to delve all that deeply in a short story. For what it was, entertainment, it was fine.
Erin McCarthy's story was also simply okay. I didn't care for the heroine and thought she was much too hard and unlikable...and super frigid. Maybe I just can't relate, but she just irritated me.
Morgan Leigh's story is what took a three rating and moved it down. I almost want to rate the book a one because of how bad this story is. I have no idea how this tale was published in it's current state. Was her editor on crack? Question -- if you're leaving a bar after closing at 1 am and you're in a darkened parking lot, how, might I ask, do you see that the man you're looking up at has green eyes? Now, I could almost buy this if you'd met before and you were imagining those green eyes in your mind's eye, but since the only other time you gazed at this dude was across a darkened bar when you were on stage and he was leaning on the bar. And that was just the start of a horrid story which had unbelievable characters in an unbelievable plot which was so contrived I just gave up midway through and skimmed. Even the part of the hero in a tux was just an afterthought, added to a story just to get it in this anthology. It played no real part in the story. ...more
Has potential as a series. More like 3.5 stars. Hated the "Barbie" vibe Mac gave off but it improved as the book progressed. Hopefully that mentalityHas potential as a series. More like 3.5 stars. Hated the "Barbie" vibe Mac gave off but it improved as the book progressed. Hopefully that mentality is gone by the next book....more