My honeymoon was almost everything I dreamed it would be, a tropical paradise, turquoise water, romantic walks on the beach, and loads and loads of mind shattering sex. The only thing missing was the groom.
After seven years of coasting through a relationship with Michael, my senses were numb. A week of passion with a stranger was just what I needed to clear my head and take back control of my life. But how do you move on when the man that was only supposed to be a fling somehow seeps into your soul and steals your heart?
Page Length: 278
Publication Year: 2013
Genre: Adult Fiction/Erotica/Romance
Characters: Sidney, Jack, and Sienna
Now from that lovely little blurb, the story I thought I was getting was the typical “girl meets guy on vacation and has a fling to get over her ex-fiance”
This is not what I got! Now before I go into detail about shockingly bad this book is, I’d like to point out that I have no problem with erotica or graphic sex scenes. This was not what made this book so god damn awful.
This book was very deceiving as it didn’t start out too bad, I probably enjoyed the first quarter of the story, when Sidney and Jack met. But things really fell apart after they got back from Hawaii. At times I felt like I was reading a retelling of Fifty Shades of Grey minus the BDSM!
There were so many scenes where I could actually feel myself rolling my eyes, none more so than the part when Sidney mention her freaking inner goddess!!!!!
If only this was the most annoying thing about her, unfortunately not! Sidney is the complete opposite of everything I look for in female lead:
- No backbone
and that’s just to name a few, she literally just went along with everything Jack said no matter how bizarre or ridiculous it seemed. I would have loved for her to have bigger balls and actually challenge Jack! The most backward thing I found about her was that at the beginning of the story she told Jack that she left her Fiance because she lost herself in him, and what does she go and do…. Lose herself in Jack!
And speaking of JACK! Wow, I don’t think there are words to describe how much I disliked his character. He’s controlling, possessive, manipulative and has major anger and Daddy issues! He’s need to have Sidney repeatedly tell that she belongs to him is cringy! Seriously! she’s a person, not a freaking possession! He even tells her, yes, tells her that she is moving in with him, and she’s all “well I belong to him to why not!” Oh and the daddy issues, who the hell thinks yeah I’ll start a porn business to ruin my Dad’s name? He could have just gone to the press and told them what a sleaze his dad really is.
I realize that I’m ranting now but I just have to get one more thing off my chest. There’s a part of the story where Sidney’s Ex shows up wanting to get back together with her, and Jack, of course, goes all caveman and basically, acts like a jealous ass and then Sidney feels the need to say sorry for this! Um, what? To make things worse Jack works with a woman who he used to bang, said women still has a thing for him, but when Sidney talks to him about this he swept it under the rug because he is so into Sidney that it doesn’t matter. Like Sidney’s feelings don’t matter!
and on that note, I’m gonna end here.
I don’t like giving bad reviews but honestly, for me, I could find nothing good about this book! I’m giving it a 1/5 even though I would rather give it 0!