Sunday, 21 January 2018

Review: Madd Ink by Dani Rene


About The Book

The Dirty Bits from Carina Press give you what you want, when you want it. Designed to be read in an hour or two, these sex-filled micro-romances are guaranteed to pack a punch and deliver a happily ever after.

Detective Slade Maddox doesn't let the same woman warm his bed twice. Get it in and then get out.

But Ryn Callan is something else. The way her breath catches in her throat, the way she stares at his chest, and not just because of his ink. The goose bumps on her skin when he leans in close.

Her incredible response to his every touch.

Ryn's meant to be his, and Slade wants nothing more than to spend the rest of his life showing her just how satisfying it can be to let go.


* Review copy received via NetGalley*

Format
ebook

Story Length
Short Novella
(Around 12,000 words)

POV
Alternating First Person.

Triggers?
No.

Background Knowledge Required?
No.

Cliffhanger?
No.

HEA?
Yes.

Infidelity?
No.

Love-Triangle?
No.

Violence?
No.

What I Thought:
I requested this from NetGalley as I was looking for something short, sexy and simple to read. 
It ticked all the boxes but... It wasn't all that satisfying, to be honest. 
Too much was crammed into the story. 
Let's be perfectly honest, if I'm reading a 12,000 word erotica, I'm looking for a decadent dessert. A wonderful, sexy story in which the HEA is optional as long as things end nicely. 
The story is made, or broken, on the chemistry of the leads not their romantic journey and unfortunately, in this story, I felt that the chemistry was forced and the sexy times were, well, bland.

However! 
I actually liked the characters. 
I liked where the story could have gone if it was a longer novella, or, better yet, a full-length novel and I'd be willing to read more from the author in future.

Cover Love:
Nice and simple... I like it. Can't really go wrong with an attractive man and some tattoos, right?

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2 comments:

  1. I love novellas but they can be tricky. You have to connect to the couple pretty quickly and keep things moving.

    Karen @ For What It's Worth

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    1. Yeah, sometimes I wonder why I bother with them but then I read one that's awesome and it keeps me going!

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