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A Little Harmless Sex by Melissa Schroeder
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Sep 23, 11

bookshelves: kindle-or-ebook, 2011-september, erotica-romantica, romance-contemporary, tropes-friends-to-lovers
Read on September 23, 2011 — I own a copy, read count: 1

As a fledgling romantica reader I'm thinking I'm going to have to wade through a bit of mediocre smut in order to find the good stuff.

This book is more the former than the latter.

The story here is one of long-time friends finally acting on feelings that have been there for years. Normally I love this trope and there was potential here for this to be a really good read. Unfortunately, I didn't feel like the author had the chops to carry it off. Some of the characters and their purpose in the book needed some work (ex-fiancee and her father, I'm talking to you) and there was some pretty important telling that should maybe have been showing. And, finally, I know this is "erotica", but the constant description of her creamy juices gushing and running over her lips made me want to give her the name of a good gynaecologist.

Still, I liked Anna and Max, and I've wasted more time reading crappier books than this one.

2.5 stars, it was ok.



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message 1: by Audrey (new)

Audrey Hrmmm...I've fallen into some romantica, and one of the better ones was "The Sweetest Tattoo" by Cameron Dane. Novella-ish length, frienemies through h's brother for a long time, there's unrequited love on the H's side.


message 2: by Karla (new)

Karla Nothing says sexy like lady parts looking like a vanilla creme drop has just exploded all over 'em.


Tammy Walton Grant Karla (Mossy Love Grotto) wrote: "Nothing says sexy like lady parts looking like a vanilla creme drop has just exploded all over 'em."

Exactly! I started skipping the naughty bits, which meant most of the book.


Tammy Walton Grant Audrey wrote: "Hrmmm...I've fallen into some romantica, and one of the better ones was "The Sweetest Tattoo" by Cameron Dane. Novella-ish length, frienemies through h's brother for a long time, there's unrequited..."

Hi Audrey, I have that one on my tbr. You liked it?


message 5: by Audrey (last edited Sep 24, 2011 10:57AM) (new)

Audrey I thought it was pretty good - 3/3.5-ish, which I bumped up to 4 because I liked how it executed the unrequited love from H theme (one of my favorites). There's some toys and anal play, though, if that's a little nontraditional for you.

Edit: I'm a pretty harsh rater, too. Other people to whom I recommended it liked it and gave it four stars.


Tammy Walton Grant The non-traditional stuff doesn't bother me, sometimes its the language that's used that does. If that makes sense. If it's done well I can read almost anything. If it reads as porny I tend not to like it.


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