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Night
Marion Wiesel, Elie Wiesel
Taking the Long Way Home
Julio-Alexi Genao
Tinman
Dani R.R. Hermit
Pride of the Veld
L.E. Franks
Silver Bullet (Falls Chance Ranch #4)
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Alex Woolfson, Adam DeKraker, Veronica Gandini
Perfection [Eternally Three] (Siren Publishing Menage Amour) - Kris Cook This book started off with a bang - the author did a wonderful job of pulling me in within the first paragraph. Unfortunately, the story wasn't able to maintain that level of interest throughout.

There was nothing wrong with the story- it was well-written and had an interesting, fairly unique premise. My rating is primarily based on personal preference. Two things brought this down for me:

1) I personally prefer character-driven novels. The momentum in this book comes almost exclusively from the action and storyline. I didn't dislike the MCs, but I wasn't personally invested in them either. This may just be inherent in how the story was constructed, but I would have preferred learning more about the characters' thoughts and motivations. The lack of these resulted in a book that seemed more erotica than romance, to me.

2) The BDSM seemed extraneous. I enjoy BDSM because it is often used as a catalyst for character growth and/or to provide additional insight to the character. Here, it is used solely for titillation. Again, this is just a personal preference.


Another random note- I seem to be nitpicky about the language used in romances. I prefer cock over dick, and I rather dislike the use of cunt. This is not a big enough reason to downgrade a book, but it did distract me when a distasteful word was used repeatedly. This may also have affected me because of the blunt dirty-talk way it was used, which I also tend to shy away from (yes, I know that it's a bit oxymoronic for a reader of romance novels, bit oh well- I'm claiming it nonetheless!)

In the end, if you are looking for a fast-paced, sexy, light read, you'll probably love this. It just didn't hit my hot buttons.