Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Review: Need Me

Need MeNeed Me by Shelli Stevens

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I really wanted to give this 3.5 stars. Why can't I give .5 stars, GoodReads?!

Anyway, I really liked many things about this book. Hot sex? You betcha! Interesting Characters? Yep! Engaging dialogue and humor? Uh huh. But.....if you were to ask me what this book was about....I couldn't tell you. The plot missed me by a mile. There was this girl, and she was stealing stuff because she had to, and she used to be a whore, and now she isn't, but she still has to steal stuff, and this military guy is guarding it, and I think they're in space, or on another planet, or.....yeah, you get the picture. I would fail the book report. The strange thing is, it really didn't curtail my enjoyment of the book. I loved Brendan and Nika. I also loved Molly and Emmett. I thought Stevens developed their characters great, the tension, the angst, all good. I just didn't care about anything else. The plot wasn't equally developed with the characters. It seemed almost as an afterthought. Almost like: I have these great characters and I really need to tell their story, but....I guess I have to have something else for them to do in between their interactions with each other.

Now, all of that said, it is also quite possible that I missed the boat here. Every experience with a book is different, so it is more than possible that I was only concerned with certain portions of it, to the exclusion of all others. I'm not discounting that as a possibility because it wasn't like the book was 50 pages of sex scenes and then it was over. Obviously, there was more there that I read (or skimmed) but didn't take in. (pun intended). So, it could be my fault. But, whatever the reason, I wasn't engaged in the plot and I don't feel like I missed out on anything important. I still got an enjoyable read.

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