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Wild Card by Lora Leigh
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Aug 23, 2011

it was ok
bookshelves: contemporary, black-ops, first-love-round-two, series, tortured-hero

Let's sit down and talk about something for a minute. That one thing we all think about but don't really talk about. You know the one.


I'm not going to get into the romance is porn for women discussion. Not gonna do it. But obviously, I'm a girl that likes a good romance. I love the snap and sizzle. The gutting heartbreaks. The push and pull between people falling and fighting. The eccentric families that always seem to surround them. In all its shapes and forms, I love a good love story. And that usually includes some sexin'. There's a frat boy in me that can't deal with blue balls of the heart. I've invested in the back and forth, and there's got to be a reward. A FINALLY. There's a certain way to write a really good love scene, and that's where this differs from porn. There's an eloquence about it. A surgical, precise dance with the words. A way that can turn a kiss into a conversation that has a reader entranced by it all.

Lora Leigh's books don't do that. She just straight up drills you with it. And it becomes relentless. Like a marathon session you have to walk away from because damn it, you're tired, and this is all getting a little ridiculous.

There was a story here. Something. I was intrigued by the mystery and the brokenness of the hero and how does somebody come back from that. And his poor, supposedly widowed wife. I wanted to see how it would all pan out. And I did. But the emotion, heart and sex wasn't done with that precise touch that I love. More like a jackhammer.
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Kristy "There's a frat boy in me that can't deal with blue balls of the heart."

OMG this comment literally made me LOL. Hilarious!

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