Nauti Boy (The Nauti Trilogy, Book 1) Paperback – March 6, 2007
"The Strawberry Hearts Diner" by Carolyn Brown
From author Carolyn Brown comes a sweet romance about finding a place to truly call home. | Learn more
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- Publisher : Berkley; 0 edition (March 6, 2007)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 304 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0425214133
- ISBN-13 : 978-0425214138
- Item Weight : 10.2 ounces
- Dimensions : 5.45 x 0.82 x 8.23 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #2,087,073 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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First of all, it was just another variation on the trope of the experienced man and the virginal woman. In this case the man's experience comes from regular orgies with his two cousins while living in a small Kentucky county. The guy, Rowdy, develops the hots for his step-sister, Kelly, when she is a teenager and wants her so much he joins the Marines to get away from her. While he is still in the Corps, his two orgy partners vow to keep other guys away from her until Rowdy is ready to come home and take her. They do this with the understanding that one day they will all have group sex together. Kelly has not agreed to any of this by the way. She wants Rowdy but not the other two. How is this ok? It sounds like Rowdy is pimping her out. How can anyone justify have deep feelings for someone and then treat them like property without their consent? She must be pure for him and then has to allow the others to defile her. So boring.
The most disgusting part of the book is learning how the Guys came to see their sexual games as normal. Apparently they were all seduced by a teacher in their teens who taught them this was the best way to experience sex. So all of their first sexual experiences were together in this manner. To paraphrase, they were statutory raped by their teacher and it ruined their collective love map. So now they feel the only way they can be in a relationship is if all three of them share women. Again, how is this ok? I get how this a reverse of the trope I complained about above, which normally I would appreciate except its illegal! And gross!
Prior to the start of the book Kelly is attacked by a serial rapist. I'm angry at how Rowdy handles the news of Kelly's attack. He doesn't seem to want to give her the space to come to him. He almost immediately pushes his protection on her, not leaving her alone so she can get used to the idea of him being back and what that might mean for her. I just don't think that is how you handle an assault victim, if you truly care about them.
I don't think Ms. Leigh wrote a realistic book of an assault victim reuniting with her love. It doesn't ring true at all. The characters are terrible and I want to throw things at them. Bad book.
Upon his arrival, Rowdy is expecting Kelly to be the sweet tease he remembered; but, he encounters a woman who is mentally scarred from a sexual assault. Rowdy and his posse, Dawg and Natches, formulate a plan to flush out the man who dared to touch Kelly in such a violent manner. Meanwhile, with patience, caring and a little bit of pushing, Rowdy is able to entice Kelly out her self-imposed shell.
This erotic romance has many moments that will steal your breath and cause you feverently wish you had a Rowdy in your life. Lora Leigh does an excellent job of telling a story that presents mystery/suspense and love (naked and otherwise). Her skills as an author are hard to come by. I definitely recommend this book to those who like their romance books to embody love that is naughty and honorable.
Some of my favorite quotes from this book are:
-- "I want you until I can't breathe for it," he whispered then. "But I would never hurt you. And I would never take what you can't give me, Kelly. Ever."
-- He snorted. "Don't let your mouth write checks your body can't cash, baby. Don't dare me."
-- "Easy," he whispered against her lips. "Just feel, Kelly. Feel for me. Burn for me..."
-- "I love you until I can't breathe without feeling it move through me, feeling your presence around me. You're my heart. My soul." Rowdy to Kelly
Happy Reading from Bona Fide Reflections!!
Top reviews from other countries
well done lora leigh just love your books. i'm waiting on the men of summer slade and jessie story was beauitful can't wait to read about zack and jazz
As usual there is an interesting storyline : Kelly has always belonged to Rowdy but he was waiting for her to grow up enough to handle what he wants/needs sexually. Unfortunately she is attacked before this can happen. Now Rowdy has to help her rekindle her inner sexuality at the same time as tracking down her stalker/attacker and keeping her safe.
The sex scenes were hot - who would complain about three hot guys on one gorgeous girl? But they were also full of feeling. Fabulous book and a major keeper!