The heroine supposedly had a head full of a million shades of blonde hair… Yet I only pictured this:
The hero is supposedly the biggest, strongest, and hottest Alpha around yet all I picture was this:
…Let’s face it: That’s not attractive.
On a more serious note though, the story did nothing for me… The characters did nothing for me …And the “steamy scenes” did nothing for me. This isn’t typically the type of book I would normally pick up- But after reading so many amazing reviews and seeing such high and impressive ratings, I thought I’d give it a shot. I’m a big fan of overly protective Alpha heroes, and after hearing that this book had one in spades it really sealed the deal for me about buying this book. However, what I got was a huge disappointment and another reminder of why I should probably just stay away from books that wouldn’t typically call to me.
I was never able to understand why anyone would think the steamy scenes in this book were… Well… Steamy. Trey’s “dirty talk” is supposed to be sexy, I guess. However, being called “my little bitch” during sex isn’t really my cup of tea. Now don’t get me wrong… I’m no prude. I love a good steamy novel just like the rest of you. That isn’t what my issue was with this story- But the sexual interactions between Trey and Taryn were absolutely ridiculous and deserved more than a few eye rolls. For starters, it got old having to consistently read about her fighting him for dominance in the bedroom. The name calling… The scratching… The growling… Having sex fifty times a day… It was all just too much and way too unrealistic.
Taryn eventually grew on me, but I still wouldn’t go so far as to say that she was a likable heroine. I think the author attempted to make her seem funny, witty, and intelligent but instead she came off as the complete opposite. There were only so many ”La La Land” and “Flinstone” references that I could stomach before I thought that I was back in junior high. As for Trey being a protective, honest, and possessive Alpha male? Well, that image was destroyed when he agreed to share her with all of his buddies- It was just so contradicting to his character and a complete turn-off.
There were so many scenes that had no relevance and felt like a constant filler- So much could have been eliminated in this story, but even then I don’t think it would have held that much more potential. Everything just felt so repetitive. I think we all got the fact that Taryn was such a sensual and dainty woman next to the giant, impressive, and almighty Trey the first fifty times it was mentioned.
Sadly, nothing about this story rang true to me. I got bored with the constant repetitiveness… The constant sex… The constant snarky comebacks… Everything that makes reading a good book a completely enjoyable reading experience was just missing for me. Perhaps I’m just being a bit biased since I wasn’t a fan of snarky alpha heroines or paranormal romance to begin with, but it’s safe to say that I won’t be reading anymore books from this series
anytime soon ever again.