I find it incredibly disturbing that a child of 14 or even 17 even KNOWS about this kind of sex. To use and abuse a young girl, both emotionally and sexually, with or without her consent, is not to be tolerated. And, no, I am not a prude (just the opposite). Wether this book is fiction or non-fiction doesn't matter; the fact that it was written by a 17 year old girl is, in my eyes, very, very sad.
Ok, two different, unrelated stories by the same author; both with strong heroines, and stronger, macho heroes. Both storylines had promise, but there was something about the authors' style of writing that was off-putting. I found myself speed-reading & skimming through the stories just to get to the end. "Exiled" was more like a white man vs. indian tale, including the stilted language. If aliens were dumping unwanted humans on a strange planet, would they really bother giving them electronic translators? Too many inconsistencies, stilted language, 2 stars.
Regency romance - Lyssa Harrell runs away from home rather than marry her father's choice. He hires Irishman Ian Campion to find her & bring her home. Ian finds her, but someone is trying to kill her, & just about everyone wants to marry her for her inheritance. Ian & Lyssa go on a grand adventure. An enjoyable, easy read.
Oh, I did LOVE this book! No, it's not a world-shattering work of art, but it is interesting and compelling. Set in London in 1887, it embodies the immense changes in science and society that changed England so much. Our heroine is no simpering miss of Regency times, but a forward-thinking, independent free spirit. And our hero is a tough, but vunerable, intelligent agent from Scotland Yard. The attraction between them is undeniable, and there is a lot of sex, strictly vanilla, but well-written, and an integral part of the plot. The villain is truly nasty, and the secondary characters are all interesting. I can't wait for the next book in this series.
Three different stories by the same author of three loosely related characters and how they found sex, & ultimately, love. I found the characters and the story lines too stereotyped, but there's plenty of explicit sex, if that's your thing.
Caroline Cabot must meet the man who is courting her sister Vivienne, in London, but finds him dangerously irresistable. Is he really a vampire, as her little sister, Portia, insists? Interesting story line, with a few simple twists. An easy read.
Excellent character development, detailing the stages of passion, lust, & finally love. Storyline could have been better developed. Even the sex scenes were restrained but beautifully detailed. recommended.
I like this author, but this book was disturbing to me. There's a difference between suspense and a sense of impending doom, & I only felt the latter. I could never quite figure out why the hero & heroine were so mad for each other & ready to risk everything to be together. I felt no sympathy or empathy for an impetuous, spoiled drama queen. And if revenge was the motivation for the wronged war hero to steal back his heritage, why did he sell it off as soon as he got it back? I guess it didn't mean that much to him after all. I found myself speed reading through the last 1/3 of the book just to get it over with. Sorry, ladies, but this one did nothing for me - maybe you'll get more out of it.
Meh. This one was a disappointment. The hero has trust issues, & loses his temper much too quickly - is he bipolar? But of course, he is the hero, saves the girl, & you have your happy sappy ending. It's the same old recipe & it's getting stale.
No real storyline, no plot, no character development - Just sex scene after sex scene after sex scene...... Someone should tell this author that she is desensitizing her audience and losing all erotic impulse. I found myself so bored - ha! me? Bored with sex? That's a first! - that I actually skimmed the last 1/3 of the book, looking for a story.
Didn't happen. The characters were so one-dimensional that they were not believable, and so unrealistic that they were not even likeable. One of the worst of this genre that I've read.
Wish I had read more of the reviews before I ordered this book. Kate Douglas has a way with words, so I found her story ok, but the other two - yuk. The writing was so awful, you couldn't take the story seriously - it was that bad. Two stars is being generous.
Two stories of mortal female meets not-so-mortal, sexy male. Not my favorite book by Katie MacAlister. Qick, witty dialogue is her forte, but the convoluted thinking and explanations of myths can be confusing if you're not paying close attention.