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Board Resolution by Joey W. Hill
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Nov 15, 2012

it was ok

Board Resolution (Knights of the Board Room, #1)Board Resolution by Joey W. Hill

My rating: 2 of 5 stars

Well where should I start ….. I finished reading Board Resolution and the wonder that someone could write such a combination of a nebulous teenage wet dream and the fantasies of every inadequate woman hater was overwhelming.

The premise that a woman who was as powerful and masterful in a male dominated world of high finance could be reduced to some trembling and sexually desperate slave was such a stretch for my human mind to begin with that I could hardly believe that the author would push me even farther into fantasy land with the thought that a bit of date rape combined with a most creative gang-bang which would be “just what she needed” just pushed me over the edge of any possibility to see this as anything more than literary porn written to appeal to men with inadequate equipment and women with severe mental problems.

I should pause for a moment to make sure you understand that I am not a fan of erotica (much less BDSM). The reason has nothing to do with the sex but much to do with the fact that almost all of it (with a few notable exceptions) is poorly written, has little if anything resembling a plot outside of writing about sex in various incarnations and generally reduces the characters to little more than what can be done in the erogenous areas between ones legs. The writings of Larissa Ione are more to my speed in this area since she weaves her erotic scenes into an overall plot that while including sex in various forms have an end game that includes more than an orgasm.

Back to the story at hand, our dual personality heroine Savannah, who apparently can run a billion dollar corporation but has the need to be date raped and treated like a piece of meat by Matthew Lord Kensington (ya gotta love that name) and brought to the pinnacle of self awareness by a gang-bang of sorts with his buddies. I know what you are thinking, “What a fantastic love story” < sarcasm/off> but somewhere along the way anything resembling reality checked out and it might as well have been Star Trek porn (and the actions of this version of “Scotty the engineer” are about as impossible as getting that extra bit of warp drive).

The HEA of this makes my head spin since I would have tasered his ass on about page 11 and end of story or if I let things play out in this nightmarish scenario, the next step should have been Savannah getting a sexy 40 caliber Glock and polishing these boys off this earth. Apparently, my naivety in the world of BDSM did not realize the proper reaction is to be grateful to the rapists and fall madly in love with one of them. Such is this story and since I don’t have a number smaller than the national debt to measure the incredulity of this story all I can say is that it does have a “train wreck” appeal but any lasting compulsion to read it again would have me wondering if my secret desire is to become a serial rapist.

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message 1: by Debbie (new)

Debbie Would not be my type of book BUT I really enjoyed your review!

Douglas Meeks Debbie wrote: "Would not be my type of book BUT I really enjoyed your review!"
My goal was to have a review more entertaining than the story, realize the bar was set pretty low to begin with in this case :)

Maraea Heh - great review, and I had a very similar reaction, which I detail in my review of the same book! But persevere with this author, her stuff does get better!

Nithu I'm only a dozen pages in and you're review is already more entertaining than this book. My eyeballs are rolling so much I've given myself a headache :\

Douglas Meeks All you have to do to enjoy it is turn off any self respect and suspend any belief that this was penned by any normal human being male or female. If you are an oversexed teenage boy with dreams of becoming a serial rapist, this is your book.

message 6: by Meigan (new)

Meigan Best review I've read all week :) It's interesting to get a male perspective on the BDSM genre. Women rant and rave about these types of books, but I never fully "get" why. And the comment about the "oversexed teenage boy" had me laughing in hysterics! That could apply to many books in this genre.

Douglas Meeks This book was given to me by a website to see if I would like to review such books for them ...... I think I failed since that was over a year ago :) I really think I was supposed to like it.

message 8: by Apathy (new)

Apathy Kiss People in a seat of power generally sometimes enjoy having all that power stripped away from them and the act of having someone you (secretly) love taking that power away is both comforting and intense. Apparently she cared enough about this dude to trust him enough to take away her choice in the matter, but in ultimate irony, the sub in a sub/Dom relationship still holds all the power. I completely agree that Joey Hill focuses on the sex more than the plot and her books end up being long winded and a bit gratuitous because of it, but the fulfillment of a fantasy by a guy that she cared about doesn't mean she has issues. Women rarely admit this, but the number fantasy for them is a rape fantasy. Someone to take all the control and power from them and have them submit without a choice. It's controversial because of the fact that there are a lot of women out in the world that have been hurt, traumatized and scarred by these experiences and that is why people don't like to talk about it. I just think that you need to keep an open mind with erotica. Just because it doesn't make you hard, doesn't mean it doesn't make someone else wet.

message 9: by Ezinwanyi (new)

Ezinwanyi Great review Doug. I can't anymore with these books

message 10: by Paula (new)

Paula LOL, beautifully written. errrr... the review not the book. ;)

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