A Disappointing Read – Again

Posted May 26, 2016 by Marsha in Shifter Haven Discussion / 0 Comments

White Wolf imageI just put down a book that I have no intention of reviewing.  It annoyed the crap outta me with every imaginable cliche possible about sexy shifter stories.

Is it really too much to ask that there be a somewhat believable plot along with the 50 shades of shifter sex?  Really?  Please, even?

Hey, don’t get me wrong, I love a hot, sexy romance as much as the next lady – but when there is not even the whisper of a plot – why bother?

There are times it seems that people take a formula of:  curvy lonely woman + hot, sexy shifter male, mix in tons of sex and you’ll have a best seller.  Plot?  Oh don’t worry about that detail, just make sure the sex is smokin’ and the lady gets at least three orgasms per session.

*Eye Roll*

Yes, I am definitely ranting here – but, my blog, my rants are approved.    I honestly don’t care if it’s contemporary, paranormal, historical, suspense,  mystery or horror — if you cannot fit a plot around the sex it’s a worthless read to me.  And my time is just as precious as the cash I plopped down for this piece of crap story.. oh wait, sex scenes threaded together with some dialogue.

So, I tried a new author.  And this time it didn’t work out so well for me.  I won’t dignify this book with a review – and I certainly will never again pick up one of this author’s books.

And I am equally certain that there are readers out there that completely enjoy this type of story.  None of us are alike, but this particular reader wants a plot, characters I actually care about what happens to them along with some hot and heavy sex scenes.  I don’t think that’s too much to ask for… but maybe I’m wrong.