I know you should never judge a book by its cover, but the words “Bestselling author” made me buy the book from an author I have never read before.
Unfortunately, I made a horrible, horrible mistake that I have learned to regret since a month ago, when I first started reading the book.
I had really thought I was going to put the book in the abandoned bin but, heroically, I read on, hoping to see something better at the end, to at least find a plot…
All Noelle Cunningham has ever wanted is a life beyond–beyond the walls of Eden, where only the righteous are allowed to remain, and beyond her stiflingly restrictive existence as a councilman’s daughter. But only ruins lie outside the City, remnants of a society destroyed by solar storms decades earlier.
The sectors surrounding Eden house the corrupt, the criminal–men like Jasper McCray, bootlegger and cage fighter. Jas clawed his way up from nothing to stand at the right hand of Sector Four’s ruthless leader, and he’ll defend the O’Kane gang with his life. But no fight ever prepared him for the exiled City girl who falls at his feet.
Her innocence is undeniable, but so is their intense sexual attraction, and soon they’re crossing every boundary Noelle barely knew she had. But if she wants to belong to Jas, first she’ll have to open herself to the gang, to a dangerous world of sex, lust and violence. A world where passion is power, and freedom is found in submission.
The book is so bad, I am lacking the proper words to describe it. It’s trying to be a sex-driven Divergent but it’s lacking consistency and the characters are so uni-dimensional and with very little background that they are mostly interchangeable.
Half way through the book, I didn’t care anymore – Jasper, Dallas, Ace – they were all men of the same nature wanting the same thing. Noelle was a little sl&*t (can I say this? yes, I can.) There are so many sex scenes that it made 50 Shades of Gray appear like a well written masterpiece.
“What can I say. We like our women only mostly tamed. Where’s the fun in a woman who’d never stab you just a little, if you pissed her off bad enough?”
You have group sex, orgies, public fingering, women having sex with other women to attract males, men objectifying women and worse…
Here’s the thing, I don’t have a submissive bone in my entire body. If some guy whipped out his dick and told me, in all seriousness, to suck it, I would likely unzip my pants, stick my index finger through my zipper and tell him “You first”.
Either that or throat punch him.
All the book was about was pleasuring men, women asking to be allowed release:
“Please let me come.”
I don’t think there’s a single scene in this entire book that she doesn’t at least think about sex. She comes on command, is soaking wet if a guy even looks at her sideways and wants said guys to do dirty, dirty things to her. Constantly. This chick is so Down to F&^k that I don’t know a goddamn thing about her other than her sexual preferences. FYI, that’s everything. And I really do mean EVERYTHING. 75% of this book is one giant orgy. I pretty much expected that going into this though and if you do too and treat it like a fantasy, you should be fine.
“That’s the funny thing about these collars … Most men put them on women they plan to regularly fuck the shit out of.”
His lips twitched. “I put them on women who get off on having me fuck the shit out of them however, wherever and whenever I want.”
… “But you think that isn’t me.”
Seriously, buy the book with your eyes wide open. It’s crap.