- File Size: 939 KB
- Print Length: 342 pages
- Publisher: Swerve (April 4, 2017)
- Publication Date: April 4, 2017
- Sold by: Macmillan
- Language: English
- ASIN: B01MZI3C0A
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Not Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #479,951 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Dutch (The Keeper Series) Kindle Edition
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Do know that if I had my way to say exactly how much I loved this book, I would've, but due to minding-my-language type stuff, this has to be my unrated version - in other words, this book carries the essence of my wet dreams!
The likes (apart from obvious pant-inducing scenes) and dislikes:
~I wanna start off by saying that if I had ever wanted to make love to a book or be a character in the book - so I could do some of what they do - Dutch was it...I mean ALL of what you'll ever need, it has it!
~I am not a huge fan of first person perspectives, as they tend to cause repetition, but the narration was refreshing with its lack of sugar-coating.
~Dutch (the book, not the H-BALLS HOT GUY) is a stunning example of how to write diversity without making it a main focus, which in turn made it one of my favourite reads.
~The pace is good and as a first book in a series it works just as it should.
~As a first time reader of Pavamani's work, her writing style is raw and poetic and I've been longing to read a book that actually touches you. This does, as death is an inevitable, but the story gives elements of hope in a quite realistic fashion of what happens when you deal with wretched 'people'.
~I was pretty much thinking Dutch is kinda an A (hot as hell and making my pulse go crazy, but an A), but the way Juma thought of him during her conversation with Marina had me swooning, because it summed up what most of us want.
~The concept of the book is awesome; unfinished business, second chances, redemption, unconditional love.
~Kajal...I was crying, that is all I got to say.
~The setting had me a little sceptical, but it, along with the other locations, weren't described to death (allow the pun), thus not taking the focus away from what you want to read.
~The gore...oh, it was beautiful!
~The kisses (not to mention other things), causes awkward breathy moments, serious panting and hell...they make you feel good in 'bad' ways.
~The 'family dinner'...FUN!
~WOW! This is love! The honest, unapologetic, uncensored, getting crushed, being healed type of LOVE!
Notes on characters:
Juma - Hot as hell and a badass like few others, I absolutely loved her and her not-giving-a-damn attitude, the way she talks is so damn sexy and I want her to be real so bad. She has a relatibilty that was just spot-on. If I needed a Poocha; I would want it to be her. If I was one; I would want to be her. BUT. I think I just want her, take her home and keep her type stuff.
Dutch - Imagine the most breathy and turned on voice...got it? Now say that name again, feel it EVERYWHERE and you have a description of him. He has his bad things, but that just made the appeal explode.
Death - I know this is wrong, but I wanna meet her...to learn things...about things...and such things.
Avery - I think he is the most lovable character; I loved his wit, he was a great opposite to Dutch and as most characters in the book, I imagined very dirty things regarding him...leaving it there.
The Duo (everyone will know who) - I have hated a few characters in my life, but hell, these two are bloody insane!
Khan - Rhymes with cu...
Holy hot hell! This book was hot without trying too hard and that was due to the honesty. This is a book you hide from no one and keep close to where you find your happy place. It was a great winter read for me and I recommend it to EVERYONE!
"Dutch," is the rare cross-genre book that works. Combining erotica with the supernatural, it succeeds based on the compelling characters and, of course, skilled writing.
Our first protagonist is Dutch Mathew, beautiful, deadly, and an Olympic-class sexual athlete. He is also a Keeper. Working for the Gate, a Keeper's sole purpose is to find and eliminate Poocha--Death's minions who bring (the select few) second-chance recipients back amongst the living. A Poocha has nine lives. A Keeper is expected to take each and every one.
Jaded from years of depravity too delicious to spoil here, Dutch winnows through his existence, beyond pain, beyond fear, and beyond hope. His motivations are simple: spite for the Gate he serves and hedonism to drown his tortured soul. His disdain for the Gate--and his fellow keepers runs neck and neck with his disdain for Poocha. Only Death has his respect.
And then he meets Juma Landry, our second protagonist. Juma died when she was a child--but agreed to enter into Death's service upon adulthood for the opportunity to return to her life and family. Her passion for guiding the dead back to life and love is as hardwired as her insatiable desire. She is Death's best. But "best" comes with a price. Juma's name has "come up." She's been assigned a Keeper and this is her last life.
I read it written once that, "You don't build a world, you assume one." And so it is with Madhuri Pavamani's "Dutch." She dispenses with tedious exposition. Juma and Dutch put their world on with their clothes and breath it in with the tang of whiskey and the heady ether of sweaty sex. Much like New York, (the scene of their myriad crimes) there is no time for "How?" or "Why?" Things are what they are because they are.
For those who want it, there is a handy-dandy glossary. However, you certainly won't need it.
In less skilled hands, Dutch Mathew would be a bore, arrogant--cruel even and entirely un-relatable. But Madhuri Pavamani is as skilled as her Poocha. Dutch never descends to caricature or banality. But where Ms. Pavamani shines is Juma. Her pages beam in counter to the darkness surrounding her and Dutch. She moves--and screws--through a grey and menacing world but maintains her essence of "lemons, honey, grass, and light."
The sex scenes in "Dutch," build in pace and intensity much like the fight scenes in Robert B. Parker's Spencer novels and with just as much attention to mechanics and depiction. If I had to point to a fault, (and it feels nit-picky to do so) it is brevity. Ms. Pavamani gives us a taut, 342-page thriller without an ounce of fat.
I wanted more. But when is that a bad thing?
Dutch is the very epitome of mad, bad and good to know. He's that look from a guy at the far end of the bar. The one cast in shadows with a dirty smile.
Juma is EVERYTHING. She's sex and intelligence and has a mind and body made for filth and world domination.
This is the best kind of erotic urban fantasy. One that engages your emotions as well as your intellect and your sense of adventure. I can tell that she loves these characters. We are so close to them in their intimate moments that you can feel their breath and all the delicious tension between their bodies. And through them you see the gritty dichotomy of the New York we know and the one just beyond the pale in Dutch, The Keeper Series #1.
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