Sisters from Another Mister

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“A Dangerous Bargain” by J. S. Scott

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Hmmm.  I know not where to start on this.  The book really started good.  I liked the idea of ‘not bad/not good’ demons put here to keep the ‘evils’ from overtaking earth.  I like the King of the Sentinels, Kristoff.  That is about where it ends.

The good: The editing was not terrible.  I couldn’t find anything that was poor grammar or wrong verbiage.

The bad: The plot.  The woman chooses the lesser of two evils and aligns herself with a Sentinel, who also happens to be her mate.  Kat is weak.  The story makes her out to be a selfless giver, but she has a weak personality.  Zach is the biggest whiner.  His prostitute mother died and said keep his sister safe, so when sister dies of disease, this is all his fault.  Commence 200 of years of brooding and self loathing.  But, he is rich, so that is good.

The ugly: “I’m not attractive, Zach. I’m not saying that because my self-esteem is low or because I’m insecure. It’s just a fact. My face is plain and if you look close enough, you can see freckles. I’m plump by today’s standards for how a woman should look, and I’m nothing any man desires this much. I’m intelligent, I’m a hard worker, and I’m a survivor… but I am not physically attractive to most men. Especially not to a man like you.” Kat sucked in a deep breath as she finished, feeling strangely comfortable revealing how she felt to Zach.

This slays me.  I HATE when authors write like this.  I am personally overweight.  Not by alot, but I have curves on my curves.  NEVER would I say this to any man that showed me undivided sexual attention.  The whole premise made me roll my eyes.  I hate books that put such emphasis on a woman’s body.  I don’t mind a woman being described as ‘curvy’ or ‘plump’, but don’t question my intelligence by bringing it up EVERY time there is interaction between the couple.    I was highly disappointed in this book for that reason mainly, but also because of the story itself.

I won’t tell you not to read this, but I definitely won’t be recommending it.

 

About Melissa

I am an avid book reader and have instilled that love of books in my two sons. My sisters and I have shared books for years and our love for reading. I started reading quite young and have been immersed in literature ever since. My favorite genres are New Adult, Young Adult, Mystery and comedy. My favorite book is a tie between "Easy" by Tammara Webber and "Maybe Someday" by Colleen Hoover. I love the works by Tiffany King, Tammara Webber, Erica Stevens, Lisa Renee Jones, Chelsea M. Cameron, and many more. I am very much a book snob though. If a book doesn't draw me in within the first few chapters, I am done with it.

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This entry was posted on March 28, 2016 by in New Adult.
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