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The Bet by J.L. Beck
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did not like it

** spoiler alert ** DNF To the authors: It was sexual assault when Remy held her and insisted she suck his dick. It was sexual assault when he accosted her in her room. She doesn't scream or report him. It makes it look like it's ok because she thinks "the nice" Remy is still inside of him. Author says she even got turned on. Still rapey.

Remy needs therapy and/or time in jail. Not much better or worse than Cole.

This book just got me really mad because she DID nothing wrong...when you are 15 and your family moves, you have to move with them. Didn't his father or brother's see his anger?

So don't let those five star reviews sell you.
I kept reading thinking I was wrong when those reviewers were the ones wrong.
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Reading Progress

May 25, 2019 – Started Reading
May 25, 2019 – Shelved
May 25, 2019 – Finished Reading

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message 1: by Amandajane (new)

Amandajane You may have seen from my reviews that this is my pet hate in NA/YA fiction. There are so many authors writing rape scenes into their books and not dealing with it appropriately. I hate this message that they are sending to young women to be passive and silent, to not cause trouble. That to have to go to court is a bother. If someone stuck a knife in them instead of a penis it would not be too much bother to defend their rights. I want authors to be more responsible using this as a trope.


Karen Amen!!


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