You want details – here you go. I finally broke down and got the first book for Kindle.
The couple is British, are they not? There was a ton of British terminology, yet I did not hear the author indicate if they were actually British transplants, living in Seattle. Well yeah, it’s obvious they are. But talk about not setting the stage. Then Christian is how old? Has how many billions? But he never goes to work! OK, it’s a romance book, so I should be able to suspend my belief a bit. But so far that’s not working well for me.
Is Christian really a dom? He threatens to spank Ana, but never does. He’s a very tortured hero, but the author seems a bit out of her league regarding Alex, and the darkness that is him. She never really lets us see the how wacked out he really is, just tells the reader in vague descriptions. This could be a great psychological drama, if Christian would have been allowed to show us he’s nutso, rather than her telling us he is. Show and tell – the author needed to do more of this. And the sex was the same, every single time. Wham, bam thank you ma’am. I was expecting some really creative sex scenes, but all it was, was Ana feeling her inner goddess every single time, and the same way every single time. I swear she climaxes when he just looks at her! OK, so good for Ana!
And finally….oh my, holy cow, they murmur, mutter, aww geez, blush, holy crap – the list goes on and on – how many times??? If the ebook had any editing at all,
it would have made a huge difference, and considerably shortened up the page count too. There are too many annoying, sophomoric, over used phrases in this book. Just check out your Kindle search function if you don’t believe me!
I am glad that the romance door has opened to an entire new reader audience, but I’m stickin’ with my comments that I wish it would have been a better written erotic romance that had triggered this. I just finished Christy Reece’s final Last Chance Rescue book last night, and Jared goes down as one of the most tortured heroes ever, with some graphic descriptions telling us why, from his point of view. In turn, his tortured past also makes him the most creative lover of any book I have read this year. And I felt the love between the characters too. “Nuff said – I’m done talking 50 Shades!