Author: Tia Siren
Rating: 2 stars
It's been a while since I've left a two star review. Usually if I start reading a book and dislike it, I just stop reading it and move on. That didn't happen with this book because the first half of the book was decent. It wasn't mind-blowing, but it was good enough for me to continue reading.
Let's start with what was good about this story. The editing was pretty good. Although, it did seem as if there were more issues in the second half of the book than the first, it still wasn't anything that couldn't be found in a story published by a New York publisher. The flow of the story was also good for the most part. There were a few places it started to drag near the end, but I'm thinking that was more me just wanting it to be over already.
Now let's get to what I didn't like.
First, this is a 'page stuffed' KU book, which, since I'm not a KU subscriber I didn't realize until after I'd downloaded the book and started reading it. This means that the story I downloaded, Hot Man Wanted, ended at 34%. The rest was a second story and filler, which is against Amazon's Terms of Service.
Second, the sex scenes in the book felt uncomfortable. Not in that they gave too much detail, but in that it almost felt as if the author herself was uncomfortable writing them.
I also felt these two characters weren't all that likeable. Both felt very immature for people who, I assume because we were never actually told, were close to thirty. Ash, the heroine, overreacted to things the hero said time and time again, and then refused to listen to anything he had to say. The hero, however, wasn't a peach either. In fact, I'm still trying to figure out what Ash saw in him in the first place. He had money. Lots and lots of money. That was pretty much it. Oh, and he gave her mind-blowing orgasms. He even stood by and let another woman insult Ash and said nothing. Said woman even shows up unannounced to stay in the home he's renting and he just goes with it. He's not happy, tells her she needs to leave, but when she doesn't, he's just kind of 'oh well' about it.
I was not impressed with this story at all and I highly doubt I'll be reading anything from this author in the future.