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Can't stand the Jerk (the hero),
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I have enjoyed many books from Kristen Ashley, she is a great author and I will keep on reading her books.
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But as much as I love alpha males, dominating and protective, this one is such a jerk, I had trouble finishing the book. The heroine has been having a sexual relation with the hero for a year and a half, she does not even know his name and he just shows up in her house a night for a couple hours, once in a while(!!!) When troubles come knocking on her door, he finally steps up and comes to her rescue. The first time they meet in day time, he won't even tell her his name because he does not want any type of relationship besides the sexual one they have been having. However he knows everything about her, then later we come to find out that the hero also says there were other women at the same time. Now he wants a relationship and won't take no for an answer, not that the heroine is all that much convinced she should say no. She does tell him it is over several times, but lets him convince her in less than a minute every time, I can't stand her either, even though she is cute and funny like much of all Ms Aslhey's heroines, she has no back bone and lets him roll all over her. Later in the book we find out that he has lost his family and that is why he behaves this way. The heroine finally gives him hell, but again it does not last very long. Don't expect any good groveling scenes. It ends on a nicer note, but still, I am not a big fan of this hero.
Big disappointment for this book, I will start reading another one of the same author and hope that they will be as good as Rock Chick, Sweet Dreams or even Wildest Dreams, books you can enjoy if you like bossy, possessive alpha males and funny heroines :)
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Initial post: Jan 13, 2012 1:31:24 AM PST
Carisa Magonz says:
I disagree with your opinion. Hawk is a great hero. The reason why she let him be her night-only lover for so long and why he did it is very well explained in the story as you read along, and key not only to their relationship but also to H/h character development. Her fear and self-steem justified due to her previous marriage. His is also justified but I cannot mentione it because it is a spoiler. And the first impression of the hero being a jerk? It disappears as he progressively and without pause shows her the sweet, loving, side of him. Again, a wonderful hero and if I ever had any doubt, the epilogue just confirmed it.
Posted on Feb 1, 2012 7:40:33 AM PST
I have to agree with you. I love Kristen Ashley and her Rock Chick books but this one left me disappointed. I didn't like Hawk, even after his explanation, epilogue he didn't redeem himself for me. Gwen let him do that to her and unfortunately her friends didn't help her either. In my opinion they made it worse. I read epilogue more than once to see if I missed something but no. By the way even his mother made me angry when she attacked Gwen.
In reply to an earlier post on Feb 1, 2012 8:59:34 AM PST
Carisa: To each his/her own and if you liked it good for you. She is a very good author.
I am too much a sucker for good groveling scenes. As, I mentioned I really like this author and I get that she does not do many of those (the heros are too dominating and the heroines are intelligent enough to work out their problems on their own) but in this case I REALLY think some good groveling was in order to make me swallow them getting together at the end and make me forget how he was at the beginning. Also I don't think I can ever like a book where the hero has a relationship with the heroine (even only sexually) and other women at the same time (it is not 100% stated but clearly it is a strong possibility). But again, that is just me.
TallMocha: totally agreed, the mother also annoyed me.
In reply to an earlier post on Feb 7, 2012 1:19:04 PM PST
Actually there was that Thursday woman and he also said many more, whenever he felt like it. I have to agree with you again. I just finished The Gamble and didn't like Max because we have another player. At least no cheating but I don't understand why player has to be so interesting and trustworthy.
Posted on Nov 23, 2012 1:54:02 PM PST
I agree with your review, and i'm p****d at myself for purchasing this kindlebook without reading reviewes. The H is an a$$hat and h a spineless doormat. Not my cup of tea; i like croweling and a h with a backbone. I've come to 68% mark, and i just can't endure more.
I like this author otherwise, but this book wasn't for me. And future customers; i read 68% of this book and this comment i basen on that.
Posted on Dec 8, 2012 12:55:55 PM PST
I agree with your rating....I find the author's heroes to be jerks sometimes (must be that ALPHA male thing? lol); however, I find it just as problematic with the heroine allows a relationship where she was sex with a guy for a year and a half and does not know his name! To me that is one jerk meeting another jerk, and I would think that it would be a extremely difficult to write a truly good story that started from this incident. I believed that the author failed to write a good story this time.
Posted on Dec 14, 2012 8:22:56 AM PST
Diane Vickers says:
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