Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Money Doesn't Make Everyone Sexy

"I'd always been a sexual creature 
but had never been the type to know what to do about it.
The boys never asked me out;
I wasn't invited to parties or the like even in college.
...I couldn't find much connection with most men. 
They wanted to party, I wanted to read."
--Sarah Fawkes, Anything He Wants


Genre: Adult Erotica
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin, 288 pages
Publication Date: November 27th, 2012
Source: Borrowed from Library
Goodreads Description

First published as a five-part e serial novel, Anything He Wants inflamed imaginations everywhere and became a national bestseller. Now available for the first time ever as a complete book, this edition contains never-before-released scenes and special bonus material. Don’t miss this erotic tale of a powerful billionaire who always gets what he wants and the young woman who’s about to enter his exclusive realm--a world of glittering opulence and all-consuming passion, where she’ll explore the darkest reaches of her own desire.

Lucy Delacourt's temp position isn't quite her dream job but it pays the bills. The highlight of her day is riding the elevator in the mornings with a handsome stranger. Tall, dark, and sexy as hell, Lucy knows he's way out of her league, but a girl can look, right?

Everything changes the day the stranger seduces her. Completely out of character, she yields without a fight, but she has no idea her wanton acts with a man whose name she doesn't know will change her life forever. Because the sexy stranger is none other than Jeremiah Hamilton, billionaire CEO of Hamilton Industries, and one taste isn't nearly enough to satisfy his need. As the billionaire pulls Lucy deeper into his world of high stakes business deals and ruthless takeovers, he demands nothing less than her complete surrender. But even as enemies seek deadly revenge against him, she’ll discover that her greatest threat is falling for her fiercely guarded boss…and yielding to her own darkest needs.

My Thoughts

WARNING: THIS BOOK CONTAINS EROTICA AND IS NOT SUITABLE FOR THOSE UNDER 18 

So I always love me a dirty book. I'm pretty picky on which ones I'll read. I don't want to read about some flippant, stupid characters with no plot. So far I've been lucky and read some really great ones...and this one was okay. It didn't really capture my attention like the previous erotica books I've read. I really wanted to like it more but my heart just didn't get into it.

The plot itself seemed typical to me in these types of stories. Super hot, young billionaire captures the eye of the young temp in the office. While I do love these stories and a part of me wishes this happened to me in real life (uh, what single girl doesn't?), I just didn't feel the foundation was well-established. In other similar stories you can see the guy bending his ways; he will do and say things that give you the impression that the main girl is different from the others. I didn't get this from Jeremiah. He seemed to treat her differently in a way...but didn't give her too much more to go on. Lucy does what any other girl would do and starts to fall for him. And for the first time in these stories I was hoping for the opposite. I could tell where the story would go and her putting herself out there was not the way to get this guy. She definitely read the signals wrong. He never really gave her much indication that he wanted a relationship.

I liked Lucy though for the most part. She held her ground sometimes but I did think she was a little too easily persuaded to being submissive. Jeremiah was a decent character. Nothing too memorable or special. The plot behind their relationship, while extremely far-fetched, was pretty interesting. The ending comes to a head that you never really see coming and leaves the door open for more of the story. I actually think I liked the ending chapter best of all. We get a bit more depth from the characters and it'll be interesting to see if the next installment shows the characters keeping these traits. I will say, the sex scenes are pretty hot. Some of the...uh...choice of words were a bit questionable. Made me cringe a little bit, but not over-the-top terrible. Good writing overall, I just didn't really connect to the story and characters.

Should You Read This? Meh. Not the best erotica I've read but not horrible. If you have time and you've exhausted your other routes in the genre then sure. But I would not stop what you are reading to pick this one up. I probably will see where the story goes with the next book, but I'm not eagerly anticipating. 

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