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My rating: 3 stars
"My name is Monica. I’m a singer born and raised in Los Angeles.
I’ve stopped dating. When I cut a record, or win a Grammy, maybe then I’ll be with someone, but every man in my past has done everything he could to make me submit myself to him, and it’s gotten in the way of my career. I won’t do it again.
But there’s Jonathan. He owns the high-rise hotel where I work, and he is gorgeous and charming. I refuse to fall in love with him, even though when he asks me to submit to him, I want nothing more."
Fun, short read. I had Beg by C.D. Reiss on my radar for a while, but somehow I always managed to find an excuse not to read it - too short, scheduled blog tours, buddy reads... Well, finally I need something exactly like this, so I picked it up and read it in hour or so.
One hot millionaire and one struggling singer. I didn't have very positive opinion about novellas so far. They tend to have that unfinished feeling and lot of loose ends. Beg was slightly better than them. I did a little bit of a digging and figured out that author decided to split one novel in three, let's call them episodes and publish them in short period of time. I'd much more enjoy reading the whole book at once, but... Okay.
So, what it's about? Quite predictable plot - you have poor, little heroine with troubled life and brooding millionaire with broken heart. They meet, they have sex and then their past gets in the way. The end.
I expected a lot more kinkiness. My first impression was that this is that kind of the story, but only kinky thing was (if you can call that kinky) he making her beg for orgasm. Meh. Maybe I'll read rest of the novellas, but for now I think I'll put this series on hold.
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I do enjoy novellas but this sounds sort of boring, Glass. Hope your next one turns out better. Great review! :)ReplyDelete
After all of the hype, I expected much more. I was a little bit disappointed.Delete
Thank you, Rachel.
I totally need to do what you did here, just pick that book that you've wanted to read but haven't yet! Too bad this novella was your stock standard romance. Good call on putting it on hold.ReplyDelete
Jeann @ Happy Indulgence
Oh, I have tons of those book on my e-reader, Jeann.:/ I'm just happy I finally read it.Delete
I don't mind serials as long as they are offered for one price. For example 2.99 and then every two weeks an installment is sent to your kindle. However some of them price each one at 2.00 and you end up spending more than the price of a paperback. This sounds low on the kink..I willbe anxious to see what you think of future installments.ReplyDelete
I agree with about the price.:/Delete
I'm not sure when I'll be reading rest of the series, but we will see.
Some novellas are pretty good, but they usually end way too soon for me =) This one does sound rather predictable though. Too bad it wasn't very good :/ReplyDelete
One of my friends told me that sequels are much better.Delete
I've not heard of this one before, but novellas always make me feel as though I'm being rushed. If you decided to read the next one, I hope you enjoy it Glass :)ReplyDelete
Janina @ Synchronized Reading
I have a same feeling.:(
This doesn't sound like my thing. I'm not much for novellas either. Awesome review, though! I'm sorry that you didn't love it. :/ReplyDelete
Me too - I really thought this was perfect for me. Thank you.Delete
Sorry this book didn't live up to your expectations Glass, I can understand you wanting more from this story, instead of something which seems that has already been done before. I hope your next read is a lot more enjoyable!ReplyDelete
Yeah, I tend to avoid novellas because the length really stops me from investing too much in the characters. This one doesn't sound bad in that category, though!ReplyDelete