Hi everyone! This is Julia of The Broke and the Bookish, formerly blogging on my own at The Competitive Bibliomaniac.
I read mostly historical romance, but can often be found reviewing paranormal romance, young adult books (mostly distopian/fantasy), fantasy/sci-fi, classics, and the occasional non-fiction book about languages.
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*sigh* I really, really wanted to like this book. And with the first prologue or chapter ( I can't remember now) it looked so promising. But I think at about 100 pages in was when I realized I couldn't do it anymore. It was not what I wanted it to be.
I think the summary is a bit misleading first off. He kidnapped her and then went on pretty much sexually abusing her as well as mentally abusing her for ... well all of the book I read. It was told in present day (when they meet the second time) and flashbacks (the harem part).
If the flashbacks were the actual novel and the hero wasn't, excuse my language, so much of a dick, I probably could have finished. The writing technically wasn't horrid. The ideas and execution were horrid.
Will I try the author again? Maybe, but its not high up on my to do.
Originally posted on GR in April 2012. This book was provided to me by Netgalley for an honest review.