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My overall score would be more like a 3.75. I'm a Rhyannon Byrd fan. And I largely liked this book and will likely read the next book in this series, which I hope is Alex's story. But, I didn't like it as much as I did her paranormal stories. And some of the problems with her paranormal story, especially redundancy, is the reason I don't read ALL of her books. Still I never regret purchasing one of her books.
In this book, there was a lot of redundancy. Things stated too many times in essentially the same way included talk about how Ben loves performing cunnilingus on Reese, how "sexy" Ben and Reese find each other, and how their kisses were "raw and explicit". It got old pretty quickly but didn't completely detract from the story, but that's likely because I give this author a lot of latitude because I'm a fan. And I like sex in my story, and there a plenty of raw sex in this book. And the sex scenes weren't as redundant in their total descriptions as were other aspects of the book. So that was good. And I really liked Reese. The journey to love was not too easy and made sense, though the ending was a bit of a push, an extreme, and not needed, IMO. And the entire relationship, practically, was based on great sex. Of course, this isn't the first book to base romance and forever after on sex. But I'm never a fan of and find it hard to buy HEAs based almost entirely on great sex and great pheromones. So I'm hoping that the stories in this series improve.
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This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?
What could Rhyannon Byrd have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?
Actually have a story to tell instead of attempting to have steamy sex scenes where the attempts at erotic only included vulgarity.
What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?
Frustration - kept waiting for an actual story to develop.
Any additional comments?
If you want "steamy sex" -read 50 Shades - if you want a story, then keep looking, don't stop here.
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