Sunday, June 7, 2020

Bitter Heat by Mia Knight

DNF @ 27%

I know, I know-- if I were a knight, my name would be Sir DNFs-a-Lot. But if you're not enjoying a book, why read it to completion? I can't tell you how freeing it is to just drop books that are annoying me and focus instead on the ones I like. I've felt so much happier, and reading is way less stressful.

This was a buddy read with a friend. I got BITTER HEAT as a freebie from the Kindle store last week and I was really excited because people kept recommending it to me. I love dark romances and the sample I read of it looked really promising. The heroine, Jasmine, is a millionaire's daughter who divorced her edgy husband, James. James is now a billionaire and fit to be tied in his quest for revenge against Jasmine.

Oh boy. That sounds like the plot of one of those old Harlequin Presents novels, only way more menacing. I'm down!

At first, I loved the tension between them and thought the writing was decent. Kind of like Skye Warren when she's at her best. But then it just spins out into a mess of sex scenes that last forEVER and sound really gross. I also feel like none of the characters in this book act the way real people would. Heather calls them "insane people" in her update, and I agree with that. I don't have to like all the decisions a character would make but it should feel reasonable.

Nothing about this book was reasonable.

This was a buddy read with my friend Heather. Make sure you check out her review.

1 out of 5 stars

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