Sunday, July 20, 2014

Review: 3 Very Generous Stars for 'Little Black Book'

by Tabatha Vargo & Melissa Andrea

My name’s Sebastian Black, and I want to buy you. I could have any woman I want, but I choose you. 

Here’s my offer… 
I’ll put your name in my LITTLE BLACK BOOK, and when I want you, I’ll call you. When I call, you’re going to come, in more ways than one. It will be mutually pleasurable for both of us. 

There are only two rules: 

If you do either, I’ll remove you from my book and payment stops. 

Do we have an understanding? 

3 Very Generous Stars

Doesn't the blurb sound sooo amazing and like a kick-ass book with a killer alpha? Something to look forward reading to? 
Well, I've read it in 5hrs...and uhm yeah... don't let yourself fool you, Little Black Book, is just that: LITTLE!

It's was an ok read. Somehow I expected more, a lot more - you know I was looking forward to read about a great alpha, cocky as hell, that knows what he wants etc. etc. Yeah I wasn't really sold. He fell a bit too fast, did a complete 180 out of the blue and even though the plot had lots of potential (I really like the whole back story) it fell a bit flat for me.

Yes it was steamy, yes he was hot and had a filthy mouth, but I didn't feel or believe the connection which the characters had to another or made me believe they have. Roz, the female lead, was so so naive and a freaking virgin- I can't even. Many things about her character bugged the crap out of me and I just couldn't. She trusted him in the first 20%, like really??!?! I was surprised she didn't spread-eagle right away smh!

Sebastian really pissed me off at the beginning because he fired her for his own benefit? Because after seeing her for the FIRST TIME he thinks she's the one?? Psssh please, no! Then after seeing her, and having somewhat of an interaction he knows she's different and his Jessica?? That's the exact reason why I stopped reading so many straight romance books - it's boring, unbelievable and very predictable
Oh did I mention it's his fault she ended up in jail (for a few hrs), too, and that her brother got taken! I mean, seriously, wth. And Vick, his longtime friend, who he met while being in foster care, no no no. I wanted to slap this girl hard; even more so towards the end -just wow.

My main problem, besides it being very unbelievable, predictable, the writing was not really captivating me or stood out. It lacked in depths and I felt disconnected to the characters. I couldn't even feel sorry for them despite their sad background stories -sorry, I just couldn't. It was shallow and rushed. 

Sebastian's reasons why he's the way he's... naa sorry, it didn't make sense, especially throwing out his money to all the chicks in his books - his payments *scratches head*. 

This wasn't for said I'm a picky romance reviewer. I don't regret buying it but lesson learned -again- buying a book because of its hype.
BUT this is only my opinion, you might like the book; after all, it received lots of great ratings!

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