Tuesday, 20 August 2013

A Review of Reapers Property by Joanna Wylde

Reaper's Property (Reapers MC, #1)
Reaper's Property by Joanna Wylde
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

If this doesn't get your pulse racing then you don't have one.

Marie leaves her abusive husband and moves in with her brother who is involved with a motorcycle gang. She is immediately attracted to delicious gang member Horse (and who wouldn't be?), and wouldn't you know it—he gets his nickname for a very good reason...

Reapers Property is very well written. Although this is not BDSM it is definitely written for that kind of audience as the dominance of the hero may make some readers a little uncomfortable. I enjoyed reading Reapers Property very much. The sex is some of the best I've read and it's definitely edgy.

It's worth noting that as in the style of BDSM the hero continues to push the heroine past her boundaries, blackmailing her into sex and getting her to engage in one particular act I'm not entirely convinced she was comfortable with—although she ended up enjoying it. If slightly rapey hero's are not your thing keep this in mind.

Horse is redeemed by virtue of the fact he is trying to protect Marie for the most part. He also helps Marie pursue her own ambitions which reduces some of the controlling possessiveness of the situation. The fact that this centers around a criminal bike gang excuses the 'ownership' nature of the relationship as it would be similar to a werewolf pack type scenario.

Is it for you?
IF YOU LOVE: Alpha dominant Hero's, scorching sex, a fantastically well endowed hero, and 'ownership' type scenarios then you will love this.
IF YOU HATE: Helpless heroines, pushy hero's, blackmail situations then you may not enjoy.

Rating = 4 out of 5
Characters 3
Plot 4
Voice 4
LOVE factor 5

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Monday, 12 August 2013

A Review of A Kiss of Shadows by Laurell K. Hamilton

For the most part I enjoyed A Kiss of Shadows. Merry is a part fey in hiding in the human world. The beginning was great. There was mystery, cases to solve, people out to get her but she wasn't sure who. As the book progressed things got a little murkier...she was getting it on with some hot fey, but there were some super, super creepy moments. Think tentacle sex...

Much of the plot seemed contrived so Merry had to continue her sexcapades (but I'm not opposed to sex for convenience) so that might bother some people. To be honest I felt there were a few plot contradictions when it came to why and when, Fae can and can't use magic.

It's gritty and sexy and Laurell K. Hamilton has clearly set this up to continue (especially the sex) in the remainder of the series.

Is it for you?
IF YOU LOVE: In the end people who like dark UF Romance will like this.
IF YOU HATE: Creepy sex, then avoid this.

Rating = 4 out of 5
Characters 4
Plot 3
Voice 4
LOVE factor 4