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Sparkling water fanatic. Lover of random crap. Goodreads member curious to see if the grass really is greener on the other side.

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Dreams of Gods & Monsters
Laini Taylor
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L.H. Cosway
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Vampire Academy Vampire Academy
by Richelle Mead
Start date: September 1, 2013

Eve and Adam Eve and Adam
by Michael Grant
Start date: August 1, 2013

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The Angel (The Original Sinners)

The Angel (The Original Sinners) - Tiffany Reisz Adult review for erotic content.I think I'd rather be doing laundry than writing this review right now. I wish I were kidding. It's hard to write reviews for books when you want to emphasize what you did like while not completely avoiding what you didn't like. "You told me about him. Good men don't hit women.""Good men only hit the women who want to be hit."Can we somehow put this on an advertisement poster for BDSM? Maybe if we did, the subject wouldn't freak people out so much.So...book 2 was a little less depressing and a little more kinky. I probably prefer it that way if you want to know the truth. Kink I can handle. Somber moments in the middle of my erotica, not so much. Just the sight of a Megan Hart book can give me hives because I know I'm going to spend less time turned on and more time bummed out. Thankfully, I wasn't on the depression train for this book. Just a warning though if you haven't read my review for book 1 - if there is any possibility that you might be bothered by religion and sex crossing paths (not in a blatantly offensive way but more in the aspect of two worlds colliding), you might be better off steering clear. *takes a second to stretch*Uh...yeah. Still not sure I want to write this review. I already know that everyone's going to be all, "ahhhmaaazing" and 5 star The Angel because the book is an interesting and complex read. The writing is still exceptionally polished and the characters are all multi-faceted. I can find absolutely no fault in this area.I'm sure my friends are going to give me the glare-down because I didn't rate the book 5 stars. However, I have a horrible confession to make.... I really don't like Nora. As in, I borderline hate the woman and the decisions she makes. Sometimes in life we just don't get everything we want. I think someone forgot to tell her that.Yep. I said it. Which kind of sucks hard, considering that she is kind of a big character. If you want to know why I'll just leave it at "too personal." Sometimes, being able to relate to a character is not a good thing.But I still love Wesley. And now I love Michael and Griffin (you will have to pry the image of Griffin in a kilt and docs out of my brain with a crowbar because that pretty picture ain't going anywhere). And I don't completely hate Soren (he appeared in a dream riding a unicorn - another great mental pic there). So it's all good.The kink itself didn't push any boundaries of mine but I could see where there might be some comfort zone issues for someone who is new to the genre. If anything, I found myself assessing the characters and their interactions with each other more than I did their sexual preferences. When erotica is given more plot than play, I'm more likely to treat it like I would any other mainstream book, which means less allowances for fantasy sake. If characters act in such a way that I'd not like them in a real world setting, I'm more likely to take notice.Overall feelings?I like that there are more characters coming into the picture for me to bond with. At least this way, I can focus on the stories I am more interested in and push back small annoyances. The anticipation for book 3 will be great because it means even more Wesley time! Sure, I'll be continuing on with the series. Lastly, it was nice to see some offbeat and unexpected humor pop up in a few places."Noah's ark nursery decor. I'm not religious like you and the mistress, but if I'm not mistaken Noah's ark was about the destruction of the entire world, right?""Right," Michael agreed."Might as well decorate with the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse."Shrugging, Michael looked at the walls now painted an elegant light blue."Kids like ponies."This book was provided from the publisher through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.