This is my opinion on the books I read. Remember, don't take it personally and don't get all shitty with me over it. I don't bash the author personally unless the author has bashed the shit out of me and yes one has. So I will bash Madeline Sheehan forever. Otherwise if a book sucks it doesn't mean the person sucks, I've had books I loved and hated by the same author before, it happens. Not everything will please everyone. This is only my opinon and how these particular books made me feel.
My account was removed from GR so at the moment I'm severely lacking in reviews and books but rest assured for the 2013 year I've read over 300 books.
3 WTF Stars
Um, huh? The mistakes in the book were enough to throw off 1 star for me, but the story and the sheer dumbassness(new word) of the main character were enough to drop another. It wasn't a terrible book, but it wasn't the greatest either. Let's get into the blurb to get an idea of where to go from here.
I am weak.
I am lonely.
I am a slut. I am strong.
I am Dominant.
I am independent.
I am Seven James.
My entire life, no one has wanted me, and that was fine, because I sure as shit didn't need anyone else. Blah, Blah Blah, insert sad story here about negligent parents, and shitty siblings, and you have my life story in a nut shell. When my college boyfriend dumped me, it was just icing on the cake. Five years, and a booming career later I am here to collect my revenge.
That was until a delicious plaything walked into the kink club I frequent, and rocked my typically un-rockable world. Causing me to break the one rule I have lived by since Daniel Alexander walked out of my life, never have sex with the same person twice. Ever.
Warning!!!! Hers contains sexually explicit situations that may be uncomfortable for some. These include FF, FMF, and MFM interactions.
Ok first off, I'm starting with the warning. It was a useless label. This isn't an erotica novel, this is a new adult novel. The sex scenes were meh. The kinkiest thing she's done in the book is use a strap on. I think reading too many books with this same kink has completely desensitized me. If the descriptions were longer than a couple sentences and the feelings were passing from the character to the reader, it might have been hot. Not a tingle though. So it's safe to say I liked the book even though the smexy time was seriously lacking.
I liked Seven's character, she was a strong woman who knew what she wanted and got it, even if she had to be childish and go after an ex boyfriends company to get her revenge years later. Her ego was more than a little bruised. Seven did get on my damn nerves by keeping a best friend around who's stabbed her in the back and licked her in the cooch one too many times. Yeah her best friend Star slept with her brother when she was younger and she's been fucked in the head ever since. I had a hard time being convinced that the trauma that Seven went through in her younger years made her as fucked off as she acted in the book about Star and having a love life. Star got on my fucking nerves and I disliked her character so much that I'm not reading the second book in the series because honestly, I don't fucking care about her happily ever after. Seven has sex with a man named Levi after acquiring her ex-boyfriends company in a hostile takeover. Ok it wasn't that hostile. She meets Levi in the kink club and takes him back to her home where she proceeds to bang the shit out of his asshole and then sends him on his merry fucking way. What?.....there's no sweet and nice way of saying that, might as well call it what it is, butt fucking. She works out her strap on and blows his back out and says GTFO in the kindest way possible. Monday morning as she heads into the office...do I even have to say it? Really? You already know right? Yup.
Levi is on the board of directors of the company and he won't take the hint that she's done with him and attempts to flirt and be cute, and send her flowers, and volunteer to go with her on a 2 week sex romp, I mean work trip, to London to fix the fuck up of a company that's bringing down their bottom line. Levi does some romantical shit and they have sex in public and from then on she's in lurve. Yeah, but you know it's not that easy because she's CUH-RAY-ZEE.
Seven's belief that she's so fucked in the head she can't be loved is understandable. When she sent him away, even for someone who felt like she was unlovable, left me scratching my head. Love makes you selfish. Vagina wanting penis in it, makes you selfish too. Mainly because he agreed to be her fuck buddy if that's all she was willing to give and she told him she didn't want to see him again. I'm over here thinking, "But I thought she was a SLUT!". I don't know WTF happened. Somehow she wsa able to turn her vadge off. Down vadge, in the dungeon you go. I guess feelings can make a vadge inert. Who knew?
The saving grace of the book comes in, I see some normal. She decided to act normal for once and helps Levi in his situation with his ex wife who's trying to bleed him dry. They finally have something to build a relationship on so a foundation had been built and when she apologizes and has the emotions of a normal person when she get's sick and apologizes to Levi. Hey she is normal. I love how the ex was handled in the book, he needed some kind of comeuppance or I'd have been pissed btw.
The book ended on a happy note and gave me something to smile about and stop scratching my head over. The book was so disjointed up until the end. I knew if I waited it out I'd have a satisfied ending. I couldn't DNF it for some reason and that's a good thing. That means it didn't piss me off and make me want to throw shit, just seriously annoyed me at times. That's actually a good thing. If you can get some kind of emotion out of me while I read, it's a good thing. I've read books that elicit nothing but a yawn. Annoyance means it can be turned to happy if given the right situation. It came and I was happy.
If you can look past some really strange mistakes in the book like....
"What small country did you concur this week?"
I am a gluten for punishment.
Yeah, there's a couple more. But if you can shake those off and keep going then you might actually like this book. The way the book was going I was happy to find that in the end I did really like it. I'd have changed a few things but then again, maybe her publishers were being asses. I don't know. It all seemed to come together in the end anyway. It just worked out. Enjoy!