Oh, Lord. (*Deep, world-weary sigh*) I did a dumb thing. Again. I was looking for paranormal romance, so I just typed that into the Amazon search bar and clicked on the first book that had a not-scary cover and a slew of decent reviews and started reading. I should’ve just downloaded a sample, or dug a little deeper into the reviews, but...I didn’t.
This one made me mad, folks. Why? Because it’s a well-written, funny book with a hot, hot, HOT hero that seems like a genuinely, hard-working, nice guy, and the heroine is...a complete twatwaffle that I hated with the fire of a thousand suns.
Plot overview: Allie seeks to get revenge on her cheating ex by filming herself having a hot one-night stand with football star Roan. A sex tape scandel ensues.
I’m in a horrible book slump, y’all. I’ve really enjoyed this author’s books in the past, but this one fell flat for me to the point that I wasn’t able to finish. It was with a heavy heart that I had to DNF at 37%, even though the vast majority of the other reviews for this book are super glowy. Maybe I’m under caffeinated and grumpy because of it? I dunno. But I don’t feel good about this.
I didn’t read the blurb. I saw the title, read a little snippet on Facebook, I think, and downloaded. I thought, oh, how cool! A book about a man who chooses to care for children all day! But that’s not what I got. Oh, no...that’s not what I got.
Just like the author says in the first line of the blurb for this book, I love firemen. Give me a good romance about strong, brave, muscle-y, sweaty...where was I going with that? Lost my train of thought. But anyhoo, even though this one featured a hot fireman hero, I had to tap out at 12%. Here’s what went wrong for me:
Hate is probably not a strong enough word to describe what I feel for the “hero” of this book, Davis. He’s a boil on the butt of humanity. A blight on the otherwise lovely world of romance novels. I wanted the book to end with him being publicly flogged and then castratrated so that he couldn’t breed. But since I figured that probably wasn’t how the book ended, I DNFd at 36%. Here’s what I encountered up until that point:
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