Sunday, 25 May 2014

Review: S.L Jennings "Taint."

4 Hearts Review: S.L Jennings "Taint."
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Right now, you’re probably asking yourself two things:
Who am I?
And, what the hell are you doing here? 

Let’s start with the most obvious question, shall we? 

You’re here, ladies, because you can’t f*ck.

Oh, stop it. Don’t cringe. No one under the age of 80 clutches their pearls.
You might as well get used to it, because for the next six weeks, you’re going to hear that word a lot. And you’re going to say it a lot. 
Go ahead, try it out on your tongue. 
F*ck. F***ck.

Ok, good. Now where were we?

If you enrolled yourself in this program then you are wholly aware that you’re a lousy lay. Good for you. Admitting it is half the battle.

For those of you that have been sent here by your husband or significant other, dry your tears and get over it. You’ve been given a gift, ladies. The gift of mind-blowing, wall-climbing, multiple-orgasm-inducing sex. You have the opportunity to f*ck like a porn star. And I guarantee, you will when I’m done with you.

And who am I?

Well, for the next six weeks, I will be your lover, your teacher, your best friend, and your worst enemy. Your every-f*cking-thing. I’m the one who is going to save your relationship and your sex life.

I am Justice Drake. 
And I turn housewives into whores. 

Now…who’s first?

Review: Kirsty Lander

Holy fuck. I want this book NOW. <-- they were my original thoughts when I first read the blurb months ago. Now? Now, I'm not so sure it lived up to all of that excitement.

Don't get me wrong, I really enjoyed the book but it was nothinglike I expected it to be. For some reason (perhaps this is my fault for interpreting the blurb wrong) I expected a darker book, something raw and gritty. What I didn't expect was a story about a load of stuck up Upper-East siders who have come to this 'retreat' to help them become a better lay. The women in the book bored me, I didn't care about them and their problems. Even Ally, one of the main players in the book, didn't interest me at first. So when it finally got down to her having a real role in the book, I didn't really know who she was or what her story was. It became confusing.

Justice Drake was also nothing as I expected. For him to be running this retreat, I expected him to have had some dark, twisted past. What in his life has made him the way he is? Why does he want to help out women with their problems? His real issue, which is revealed towards the end of the book, just didn't make sense to me in why he would be in the role he is. The guy is always alone, never getting close to anybody, and his reasoning just wasn't right to me. 

“I can't live without the sun shining down on my face, 
and I can't dream without the stars kissing me goodnight.”

Aside from those issues, once I finally got stuck in to the book and the story I did really enjoy it. The build up of a relationship between Ally and Justice was interesting. I couldn't fathom how it would ever work - they come from world's apart, how could they ever be together? I didn't know how but I was dying to see how it would all play out. 

"If all we have is now, I know I'll never be whole again. 
And, God... it's worth it. You're worth it. I'll gladly stay broken for you."

Overall, this was a good book and S.L. Jennings' writing was flawless. I couldn't fault that at all. It was just my issues with what I expected and what I actually got. I rated "Tainted" 4 Hearts 

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