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Into the Fire by Anne Stuart
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Jul 16, 2011

it was ok

read the synopsis. go ahead. do it.

it all sounds fantastic rightt??

a murder mystery...
...a bad boy and a good girl clashing in an eerie setting...
veryyy interesting premise for a thriller/romance

so you can see why i was excited to give it a shot, yes? (YES!)

but then i discovered that Anne Stuart -the lovely author- seems to have some unfulfilled fantasies involving rape.
and that REALLLLY worries me.

----if a girl says no, then you BACK THE HELL off. got it? i don't care how "tempted" you are, or how you "know that she wants it. she's just scared". i don't care if you are trying to fulfill your bad-boy-good-girl desires. i dont care. IT DOESNT MATTER. she says no-- and no matter what the translates into in your twisted mind, you back off. when you don't back off, thats called rape.

R-A-P-E. look it up in the goddamn dictionary.

The main romance interest-- mind you i'm not even going to finish the book because i'm that disgusted, so i don't know how it ends--- basically rapes the main female character. We learn this in the flashbacks of the novel. AND --oh yeah there's more-- while we're in current times, he basically forces himself on her MORE THAN ONCE.
Look, people. buddies. pals. i know that sometimes when we say no, we mean something else. BUT i think in this situation, with the pretense of hatred and rape and all, if you are uncomfortable enough to say "NO" during whatever twisted foreplay (cringe)you partake in, then we are crossing the rape/sexual assault line.

i will not finish this book because romance and rape do not coincide in my mind.
does that make me weird?
i sincerely hope not.
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Caity i read probably up to the 80% mark, but i didn't finish
I happened to read another book by Anne Stuart and enjoyed it but this one really irked me, clearly.
My apologies if it bothered you, it is pretty damn harsh.

message 2: by Brittany B. (new) - added it

Brittany B. Wrong of me, I apologize. I was reading through and writing too quickly. I reread my message and realized it was also harsh. I didn't intend it that way.

What i should have said was that Anne Stuart has really dark heros in most of her books. It seems you were very put off by this one.
Which one did you like?

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