Originally published on January 3, 2014
(ARC) ebook, 275 pages.
Read from December 03 to 05, 2013.
I embark again with another piece of Erotica! My second now. Thanks again to Netgalley for providing me with a copy.
Erotica novels are hard to review because you pretty much have to admit what turns you on and like anything erotic, everyone is different in terms of what gets them going. With out shedding too many personal details, there were definitely some very hot scenes in this book and I enjoyed the way the author wrote them. My problem with this book, and hopefully this isn’t a perpetual theme with Erotica, is that the story and characters are extremely superficial. I understand that, as with all fantasies they are often somewhat unrealistic but I found that this one was a bit too hard to believe. I mean really? A guy that’s so madly in love that he doesn’t mind that the love of his life is also having mad, crazy, rough sex with someone else on regular basis? ***SPOILER – Start***And, in the end, it turns out to be his brother? What’s even more unrealistic is that everything was all happy and dandy in the end ***SPOILER – End***.
I don’t read a lot of romance novels either so perhaps the cheese and unrealism is a theme there too because the romance that occurred after Maddie hurt herself and was in the hospital didn’t do much for me either. I really just wanted another steamy sex scene but instead I was taunted with endearment between the characters. Don’t get me wrong, erotica needs to have a plot and I think it’s a hard to find a balance as there needs to be just enough smut to keep the genre but at the same time, just enough story to give it substance. The story itself was intriguing and each character was developed well it just wasn’t my type of story/romance and unfortunately I am particular about romance.
With that all that being said, it was still an enjoyable and sexy read! I would definitely recommend it to people who love both erotica and romance. I am still expanding on this genre and hope to add a few more to my repertoire soon.