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Touch of Seduction by Rhyannon Byrd
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Feb 14, 2012

did not like it
Read from August 07, 2010 to February 10, 2012

Hit so many of my dislikes I couldn't enjoy it...

Watchmen Aiden Shrader's dark past has earned him the distrust he has for everyone. While he might not trust his fellow shifters he especially dislikes humans. But he's not one who would stand by and do nothing when someone is helpless to protect themselves, human or otherwise. Olivia Harcourt is as human as they come but she's trapped in a world of warring monsters unable to truly protect her witch-blooded niece from the ultimate evil. Even if he's not willing to truly trust her, she has to trust Aiden to help them survive.

With the Casus closing in the pair can deny the lust brewing between them only so long. With danger around every corner and the threat of death imminent their passion will reach a boiling point that neither can resist.

Bleh. I wanted to like this story. I'm actually fond of stories where a child is being protected by the hero or heroine whether it's one of theirs or not. That was about all I liked about this book. The heroine is annoyingly naive. The hero such a cookie-cutter bad-boy in all the wrong ways. Their sex scenes are so cliched and they talk SO MUCH through the whole thing. It was so painful to read and about as sexy as getting a sandpaper back massage. The actual plot is mostly them running from the bad guys via road trip and them talking about sex, overall it was just ugh!

The bad guys love nothing more than eating their victims... while RAPING them. *mild SPOILER alert* That alone bugged me but would have been passable if there wasn't a scene of one of them masturbating while fantasizing about it in enough detail to turn my stomach. I'm not a light-weight. I like my violence bloody and brutal, but in a romance the last thing I want to have in my head is the villain fantasizing about eating the heroine while he rapes her. It was seriously disturbing to read and ruined any chance I would read more of the series.

I'd stopped and started this book so many times before finally forcing myself to finish it I should have skipped the review but once I hit the squicky parts I felt like reviewing it was something I needed to do. I'm sure someone out there loved it and if the number of books in this series are any indication it can't be totally bad but this one just killed it for me.

*ARC received via Amazon Vine.
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