I know from reading Meghan March’s Dirty Billionaire trilogy that the woman writes some seriously scorching erotica. She also creates the most wild and entertaining storylines. Her serials are a bit of a guilty pleasure for me, and Dirty Girl provides the signature escapism I’ve come to expect.
Showmance is only the second book I’ve read that L.H. Cosway has written independently, but I have to say she has a knack for writing damaged heroes. I was captivated by Damon Atwood, the leery and painfully socially awkward former child star making his stage debut in Moulin Rouge on London’s West End. Rose is a choreographer’s assistant who has been burned in the past by falling for shallow actors. Despite her best attempts to guard her heart, she is understandably drawn to Damon and decides to take him under her wing.
Wow. Sugar Daddy is every bit as steamy as I’ve come to expect from a Sawyer Bennett novel, only edgier. It’s almost like an addictive, well-written X-rated soap opera. You’ve got a super nasty villain, a determined heroine, and a massively likable hero. Throw in a huge mystery, some devious plotting, and a wildly sexy romance, and I was sold.
There are some 500-page books that I can fly through reading and they don’t seem very long at all. Sempre isn’t one of them. It felt very much like it is 528 pages long. It’s not that I didn’t enjoy the story, because I did. The mafia, human trafficking, sacrifice, vengeance, and forbidden young love are themes that kept me interested. However, the plot unfolds extremely slowly and is bogged down with more repetitive details than necessary. At times it seems like the reader is experiencing life in the DeMarco household not just day to day, but hour by hour. The story could be told in much less time and still be impactful.
I think the cover of EXRATED is misleading because it looks quite serious and erotic. The story is about a hot young porn star so obviously it’s got to be sexy. What the cover doesn’t convey, however, is just how freaking hilarious this book is. It’s basically a rom-com with erotic elements, so you should be prepared for foul language, dirty talking, explicit sex, and lots of tongue-in-cheek humor.
I’ve read mediocre books that I’ve loved and well-written books that I didn’t enjoy. My opinions are completely subjective and influenced by my ever-changing moods on a given day. I know many people loved King and perhaps I just wasn’t in a receptive mood, but this missed the mark for me. I tried so hard to remain interested in the story, but felt an overall sense of detachment. King was a puzzle to me—unfortunately, one that I was fairly ambivalent about solving. He freely admits he’s a bad man. His entire personality is steeped in violence and anger, even though he shows glimpses of tenderness. I was initially intrigued. What bothered me was that I couldn’t understand why King is so intensely attracted to Doe, or why he feels possessive toward his “pup” that he mistreats. He jerks Doe around so often that for the life of me I don’t know how she manages to fall for him. His mixed signals drove me nuts. He’s cruel to her then gentle; angry then loving; he pulls her close one minute and then pushes her away the next. In the end, I simply didn’t like King enough to care about his pain, his […]