Monday, January 21, 2013

Maidenhead by Tamara Faith Berger

I didn't expect to read a book about an elicit internet child-porn ring, but it happened. And now I can never erase the words from my mind, not to mention the imagery. If I had known that, I would have never have read the book. But here's my 2 cents anyway...

As with most romance/erotic these days, the premise is a little sketchy. The way Myra (main underage chick) meets and re-meets (is that a word) the sex offenders is inane. Myra's rebellion is legit, and if I (begrudgingly) accept a world where something like this would happen, then I can say her choices make sense. She is a victim of a suburban family's demise. The added touch of the omniscient/omnipresent voices of her friend and her perpetrator overlooking Myra's tale in hindsight lends a modicum of depth, but is not followed through in a way that makes the story complete.

At least this heroine has a good reason for being turned out, she's a child.


Sunday, January 20, 2013

Bettie Page Presents: The Librarian by Logan Belle

I must preface everything I write about this book with the simple fact that I really liked it.  That being said, this book is preposterous.  It is part fairytale and part Pygmalion wanna be.  It moves too fast and its conclusion does not seem genuine to the main characters.  Regina was likeable compared to her roommate, but I am getting tired of nice, poor girls getting all the attention.  Sebastian was non descript, and reminiscent of a stalker-rapist, but his wealth and fashion sense certainly made me forget my first impression of him...

So why did I like it?  I am easily entertained these days.  I liked the Bettie Page aspect.  It was a fast read.  Read and let me know your thoughts.


We are...

...Black Chix who read a lot of trashy books.  And by trashy we mean 99% of what is written these days and those days.  Just because it got published doesn't make it art, but it might be a great read and we celebrate it here.  Thanks for reading.  Feel free to comment.

Reflected in You by Sylvia Day


I was so excited to read the continuing saga of Eva and Gideon, and this book did not disappoint. I hope that it spans beyond a trilogy--there is so much to explore between these very broken people who are committed to building a life together. The story makes sense and the characters remain true to themselves. Ms. Day does not resort to weakening characters or story lines to extend her narrative. She remains true to her theme of redemption through love at all costs. Can't wait until the next one comes out!