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Should Have DNFed
To be perfectly honest, I hated this book. I thought it was a waste of my time and money.
I forced myself to finish it to justify spending the money for it; otherwise, it would have been tossed to the Did-Not-Finish pile. If it was a paperback, I would have tossed it away or tried to sell it (unlikely) or get some other use out of it. This book was the straw that broke the camel's back: I was no longer inclined to try new authors at Ellora's Cave, and it turned me off fantasy-erotic romance in its entirety (and to this day, I no longer purchase books at Ellora's Cave).
I initially picked it up because I loved the fantasy genre, and at the time, I was in the mood to read more menage & erotic romance. What could be better than combining the things I liked and was looking for? Apparently, a lot. What turned me off was the terrible world-building, the boring dialogue, and barely satisfactory writing. To the people who disdain Stephanie Meyer's writing, trust me, you haven't read this one.
It's been a few years since I hid this book away on a secondary hard drive and did my best to forget about it (felt too much of a waste to just delete a book I purchased for about $5), but what I recall is that I felt that the "fantasy" portion of this book was merely a facade for a lot of sex. I never felt invested in that world, like I wanted to get to know it better. The writing didn't draw me in to the world, and form pretty images in my head.
I didn't really like any of the characters, and I especially disliked the woman. I no longer recall why, exactly. Dialogue? I don't remember much of interest. I have such an aversion to this book that I don't want to open it up to refresh my memory and articulate why it didn't really work for me, and I think I will end up just deleting it from my hard drive. It's really not worth the space it takes.
Edit: 2013-10-04 It's been a couple of years since I posted this review. I barely remember the book and all those negative feelings have been worn away by time. I ended up keeping the book so I might reread it one day to write a better review.