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 Dirty Bitch Stars
I'll get to the dirty bitch part in a few. Need to wrap my brain around some shit first.
First the blurb -
An internship cataloguing ancient pottery. A war-hardened soldier who’s impossible to resist. A priceless Egyptian artifact. And a devious scheme that is fraught with danger. Antiquities major, Auggie Stonefield, is about to experience a winter break she will never forget.
“Tell me what to do.” I kissed his neck. “I want you to forget the pain, all of it,” I whispered. I pushed his long hair behind his ear. “I want you to feel only me, touching you, kissing you.”
Alright, let's get down to business. August is a strong girl who wants a family Christmas with her parents and wants to begin some new traditions during the holidays. She doesn't have much time with her family and she wants to make new and normal memories with them. It's not long before they brush off her idea of making a turkey and baking confections to run off to France with some rich family friends.
Auggie's idea for a normal family holiday is crushed and she takes an intern job she previously had turned down. She's going to be helping her favorite professor catalog some ancient artifacts into a database for 2 weeks with his popular hot and single son Ethan. I know what you're thinking. Pull your head out of your vagina. You perv. :D
Auggie ends up almost getting into an accident on the way up to the Professor's house. She almost runs over a man walking in the road. She's terrified she's killed him but he gets up and explains that he jumped out of the way and she didn't hit him with her car. She has a chance meeting with him again at the store she stops at before getting to the professor's secluded house in the woods. It was an awkward encounter to say the least.
Unknowingly she almost ran over the Professor's long lost son, Dalton. He shows up her first night in the guest room as she's asleep. He doesn't know the guest room is in use and they end up in an awkward moment with her screaming her head off and Dalton making a comment about her looking hot in her flannel pajama pants in front of his brother Ethan and his dad, Thomas.
Auggie gets her work done alone because Ethan would rather be doing fun stuff on his vacation instead of helping to file away information on artifacts in boxes. The more time she spends with the brothers, the more she learns about their personal family problems. Ethan tells Auggie about Dalton being a womanizer who doesn't care about women's feelings and Dalton leaves every night and doesn't come back until morning most days. The one night Ethan takes Auggie to a club to let off some steam, she sees for herself what Dalton is doing. He's drinking himself stupid with a girl under each arm at the club. The girls are all over him and sticking their tongue down his throat.
Auggie falls for Dalton anyway. Ethan lets his unhappiness be known with Auggie for falling for Dalton's tricks and charm. The argument was half assed. It's like it was cut in half or something. No point was made about anything at all. That leads me to the next half ass thing happening in the book, the plot to steal Cleopatra's arm band. It was so predictable, and the fact that Auggie and Dalton didn't figure it out sooner kind of pissed me off. They aren't idiots, why were they being portrayed as such?
Ok the dirty bitch syndrome has been getting to me in books lately. This dirty bitch syndrome has been happening when the main character in the book knows for a fact that the guy she's attracted to is screwing around like a dog in heat. He's a player and a womanizer and she knows he's had his dick up in some rotten cooch the day before/hours before/just left the hoebags bedroom/she walks in on them gettig it on, but she still is just so damn hot and tingly for him that she spreads her legs for him immediately. WTF? That shit just grosses me the fuck out! It wasn't a consensual threesome with someone she knows, it was some random toss off bitch who bangs everything. I have a problem with this shit lately. Authors: PLEASE STOP!
After the dirty bitch syndrome hit in the book, I blocked out the first half including the dirty bitch shit and just read the rest of the story. Bits and pieces of the story were confusing and handled way too easily. Things wrapped up too quickly and easily. Not much was talked out in the book. I still felt like Auggie and Dalton didn't really know each other well, it was just a sexual attraction. They were cute together and Dalton is what a lot of girls will fantasize about. Dalton is the next hot ex-military/injured vet book boyfriend. This is a pretty fast read, so if you want quick gratification and a lurve story, then this book is right for you.