The covetous man pines in plenty...
Nineteen and suicidal, Jessica Abrahams is in no state to be left on her own, let alone attend an upper-tier university. Her snobby parents disagree, and send her packing in spite of her - and her psychiatrist's - protests. Now Jessica's off her meds again, and liable to do anything...even start an affair/>The ...more
*this is the personification of the heroine!*
And she is not the usual shy, wounded heroine with a past trauma. She just is... Misery isclass="gr-hostedUserImg">*this ...more
Jessica is seriously depressed. She's a cutter, she's miserable, she's a bitch, she hates everything about life, including her parents. She'll give blow jobs for drugs, she'll have sex just to feel something. She's just fucked up. She's had a stint in mental ...more
Every review needs a catchy visual and I think the heroine would approve of this one, so here you go :-)
"Bite me. Scratch me. Break me open, until I crack
and all the ugly thing fly out of me to drench
us both in sated lust."
This is a story of 19 year old Jessica's struggle to look in the mirror and see a smiling face appear back at her. Jessica's character is troubled, lonely, and not 100% mentally ...more
"This little game of yours can get us in trouble."
Tantalized: verb torment or tease (someone) with the sight or promise of something that is unobtainable.
After tantalizing readers (see what I did there??) with updates for weeks Nenia Campbell released a book I was dying to read. First let me say that books like this should be read with a bottle of vodka in hand.
Jessica + Professor Delacroix= two peas in a fucked-up pod
"You are a very bad girl, Miss Abrahams."
Nineteen year old Jessica Abraham's life is one destructive whirlwind of mental illness ...more
Review coming up!
4.5 to 5 dark twisted stars
I hardly rate dark books 5 stars but I readily gave this book 5 stars when I finished it because it enjoyed it so much.
Why did I give it 5 stars?
Nenia Campell is such highly talented writer and I just love how her writing just flows. My god sometimes it just seems like poetry. She has very interesting metaphors in the book. One of them was to compare the passing of time to melting butter ...more
He's her drug when she's not in the best of places to take it. A dark, thought proviking, unique and addictive read, which I enjoyed immensely. I just wished it hadn't have ended so fast, I would love to know what becomes of Jessica, and everything.
*Before I start this review, it is important to state that I’m friends with the author, Nenia Campbell, but this has no sway over my feelings or thoughts of this novel.
Tantalized follows Jessica Abrahams, a nineteen-year-old who is suicidal and dropped off by her parents at a prestigious university— despite her psychiatrist’s protests. Jessica is reckless when she isn’t on her meds and she is capable of doing anything for fun. She decides to seduce her Compa/>/>4 ...more
The main character, Jessica, is basically the encapsulated version of everyone's dark side. She has it all and yet it isn't enough, and whatever else is missing she could probably get but won't because it's the chase - that chase for completion, for wholesomeness - is what ...more
As with the heroine, the hero Alexander hits all the items on the New Adult checklist. What else is there to say about those two? These books are all alike, dammit.
The first half of the book is a ...more
This story is not likable, the characters are not likable; this was like 50 shades of Gray with a little more realistic touch, since the girl really is a masochist and there are no fake love confessions in it.
I think Nenia Campbell wanted to ...more
And if I could, I would've headbutted myself right then and there.
As it so happens, this is one of the darkest, complicated, ambiguous book I've read in a long while with a character who is misanthropic and one could say, a forced masochist as it sometimes comes across, not physical but mental, emotional.
If you're looking for a har ...more
I actually skimmed through some parts of it since I couldn't stomach it all.
the rating for this book is very emotional, you see, though the characters are very well portrayed and the writing is great.
The book just wasn't to my liking. Nenia has a great way of taking an over-wrought plot and give it something new and original that is entirely her own.
I was sucked in from the very first chapter, and IF I rated it rationaly it would be some ...more
I really liked the characters and the personality Jess had. Which was a no bullshit, f the world, you're in my way, type of attitude. And that is what got her in to the mess she got in to! Love it
I als ...more
This book will take me a day or two to recover from... review to come.
I will tell you this isn't a heart and flowers book, it's dark, the ending does not wrap up in a neat bow, it will shove it's hand down your throat and rip your insides out. It's well written and I loved every roller coaster minute of it.
Live twitter buddy read!
Jessica‘s parents literally force her to attend college, dropping her off miles from home with a debit card, turning their backs on her. She has no interest in anything other than sating her needs which quickly includes seducing her literature professor. The edge play ...more
Okay, first of all, I'd just like to say that I do consider myself a friend of Nenia's and this does not in any way sway my judgement of this book. Probably.
Erotica is definitely not my cuppa. I usually skim the hot and sticky scenes, unless there seems to be some soul-searching going on mid-penetration. But seeing as I'm such a fan of Nenia's disturbing mind-fuck reads, I had to read this. I'm still pretty confused as to how I feel about it.
Nenia will always have a handful of stars from me for her writing, no matter ...more
There did not appear to be any discernible storyline and the portrayal of the female character having a mental illness seemed totally random and at no time was this explained or dealt with sensiti ...more
The foreword is there for a reason. Read it and take it in - every word because this is NOT your fluffy, romantic happy ever after story.
Tantalized is delivered in three parts.
The first we are introduced to Jessica Abraham
The second we get to meet Professor DelaCroix
The third is her “hap ...more
In some ways, blow jobs are better than sex because when you have a mouthful of cock you can't make snide comments.
This is a review without a rating, because I honestly have no idea how to rate it. At times I loved it, at others I hated it. In the end, after putting it down and elaborating on how it mad me feel, I'm no closer to setting a rating on in. Let me explain.
Tantalized starts with Jessica being shipped off to college; a decision her parents made for her. Jessica is suicidal and has periods of/> ...more
Tantalized is a touchy book about the dark side of humans that not everyone will like or even understand. It is fairly short with dislikable characters doing horrid things and not really thinking about the consequences until much later. But it must be understood that the characters were not meant to ...more
I'm kind of speechless right now. Did not expect that at all!!
Dark, depressing, raw and gritty.
Although I was left feeling unhappy and betrayed by the time I finished this I couldn't help but appreciate the realistic sense with it all.
Jessica is a broken and severely depressed girl who has given up hope that she will ever feel...well, anything!!She doesn't believe that there will ever be something or someone who will make her feel somet ...more
Beautifully written, thought provoking, and oddly enough - informative. I went on plenty of little fact-finding missions as the story progressed. So I appreciate a book that makes me think and presents me with characters that are a challenge to understand and/or like. There were also plenty of red hot scenes that were still pretty enjoyable, even with all of the emotional ...more
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To be honest, I don't know. I really don't.
Mainly because I don't see myself living long enough for that to make much of a difference.”