Monday, March 12, 2012

Wicked Weekend by Gillian Archer

Title:  Wicked Weekend
Author: Gillian Archer
My Rating: C+

Genre: Erotic Romance 
Main Characters: Lauren and Jaime
Release Date: March 2012
Publisher: Carina

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Sexual Intensity: erotic

I received this book from the publisher and NetGalley in return for an honest review.

Story Overview:
Why did Lauren Vaughn introduce her sister to the man she herself was crazy about? Now Lauren is watching the happy couple at their combined bachelor/bachelorette party—while Lauren sits all alone at the bar. Until she spots a hot stranger with the telltale black handkerchief in his pocket: the signal for "seeks no-strings affair with sexy submissive." Lauren can't take her eyes off him. So when he comes over, she kicks her inner good girl to the curb and follows Jamie Forman to his room, where he makes her scream with pleasure all night long.
But Jamie is a complicated man. He can't handle how desperately he wants her in his bed—and his life. It's up to Lauren to teach him how to make all night last forever.
25,000 words

My Review:

This is one of those books for me. There were things that I really liked about it and then there were things that I just didn't like about it. These are the hardest reviews to write, because overall the book wasn't bad. It just wasn't necessarily for me. So let's break it down...

What I liked:
*flagging- I have read LOTS of BDSM books and I have never heard of this. I like the education!
*Jamie- I liked how into Lauren he was. In true Dom fashion, he saw her and he went after her. Loved that pure alpha moment
*friendship between Jamie and Sawyer...their banter was always fun and entertaining.
*I know this is a BDSM novel, but I enjoyed the moments of pure passion (without the D/s play) between the two.

What I didn't like:
*Jamie calling Lauren a slut during their BDSM play. That's a personal thing that just rubbed me wrong.
*Why, why, why would Jamie introduce play just to set Lauren up into a situation that would make him mad at her? I didn't understand that scene AT ALL and it just made me mad.
*the story line between Crystal (sister) and Pierce (her fiance) just seemed to convolute the real story.

Overall the things that I didn't like about the story weren't huge. They simply took me out of the flow of the story and interrupted my enjoyment of it. They definitely would not stop me from checking out this author again.

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