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Review: Heidi and the Kaiser

February 2, 2014

Heidi and the Kaiser
Heidi and the Kaiser by Selena Kitt
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

I know this review is probably four years too late, but I just read this book earlier today, and I find myself compelled to say something.

I’ve read my share of D/s books, so I’m not new to this kind of story. All in all, I’d say it was an “okay” read. It did not really hit something in me, but I’d say there was still some things which were likable in the story.

Let’s start with the good parts.

1. Heidi is really talented and knew her shit.
2. She had good taste when it came to friends.
3. She knows which battles to fight.
4. It was a happy ending.

The bad parts outnumber the good parts, unfortunately.

1. The characters were not extensively built. You only have Kaiser who likes disciplining his secretaries in a sexual way, but why was he like that? What started it? Is he a dom? Or is he just a bored businessman who likes to treat women as playthings?
2. It just comes out of nowhere that Heidi is now in love with Kaiser. I mean, who the hell falls in love with a man after having great sex? Sure, lots of women might think they are in love, but really, is that all it takes? There wasn’t anything that happened that made either Heidi or Kaiser evaluate their feelings whether it was really love, or just a hazy and good dose of intercourse.
3. Kaiser asked Heidi to do anything as long as she gets the information he needed from a rival. Usually, doms share their subs because they want their friends to know how proud they are of their subs or something like that. What Kaiser did, however, was short of prostitution.
4. The story seemed rushed all throughout.
5. Heidi’s resolution with her stolen designs was just a short narrative. It would have been nice if it made a chapter and was given more importance. After all, she did want to be a designer, right?
6. The story had no climax. Maybe the fashion show was supposed to be that, but there was no build up. There was no emotional grip that made me, as a reader, want to get to the most exciting part right away.
7. Even if it was a happy one, the ending sucked big time. All of a sudden, it was already the end. Hey! Where did the rest of the story go?

I’ve never been a fan of Selena Kitt. I enjoy reading erotica, but most of her works are just so-so. Now, let’s move on to something better.

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Review: The Frenchman’s Marriage Demand

January 4, 2014

The Frenchman's Marriage Demand
The Frenchman’s Marriage Demand by Chantelle Shaw
My rating: 1 of 5 stars

I don’t understand the appeal.

A man makes you his mistress, sleeps with you day in and day out, ruthlessly throws you out when you tell him you’re pregnant and rejects your baby, but the minute he steps back into your life, you become a putty?

Freya is woman who has no backbone. Zac is a man who does not deserve any respect. The vasectomy thing does not excuse his behavior. I have read similar plots from the Harlequin Presents line. However, this particular book was just bordering on an extremely rude hero and an unbelievably weak heroine.

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Review: A Hunger for the Forbidden (Mills & Boon M&B)

December 23, 2013

A Hunger for the Forbidden (Mills & Boon M&B)
A Hunger for the Forbidden (Mills & Boon M&B) by Maisey Yates
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

Matteo Corretti is probably the most conflicted character I’ve read in the Harlequin presents line.

Yes, he has seen things and done things that not every man in this world has had to do, but come on, has he ever heard about the term “move on”? Apparently not. I also didn’t like the way he was too cruel to the heroine.

Alessia, the heroine, on the other hand, must be a developing masochist. It’s unbelievable how she falls more and more in love with a man who can be very cruel to her. And this is supposed to be about love.

The only thing I like about this book was the white knight/real man distinction. It took a a while for both of them to realize they’ve been holding on to their ideas instead of getting to know the real person they were married to.

I may be weird like that, but I just did not feel the love between the two of them. I was not completely disappointed, but I didn’t enjoy it as much as I’d hoped I wold.

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