Monthly Archives: August 2014

Virgin by Radhika Sanghani

VirginVirgin by Radhika Sanghani

Twenty something virgin trying to lose her V card.

V as in virginity.

Fun, lighthearted book that I probably was not the target audience for. But as I will read the occasional book that is out of genre such as Western, I’ll also read anything that looks to be interesting. Radhika Sanghani’s book has some definite laugh out loud moments and others that are cringe worthy compelling. In the end she gets exactly what she’s looking for and what she’s been trying to avoid.

Virgin was provided by Berkley Publishing Group on NetGalley in return for an unbiased review.

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The Butcher by Jennifer Hillier

Serial killing…it runs in the blood.

This review is hard to write as everything I start to say gives away part of the plot.

What I can say is that this is one of those books that I didn’t want to put down.  You’ve got a douchey annoying protagonist with a temper and a generally bad personality.  You’ve got Matt’s hunky best friend to add romantic interest with Matt’s girlfriend Sam.  Then you have one of the creepiest characters I’ve met in a long time and that would be Edward Shank, Matt’s grandfather.  It’s a great read that you will be sorry to see finish.

The Butcher was provided by Simon and Schuster on NetGalley for an unbiased review.

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Forty Acres by Dwayne Alexander Smith

Examination of reverse slavery in fictional modern day America.

Mr. Smith can write a good story.  The action is fast paced if sometimes a little implausible, i.e. almost everyone seems to be smoking hot which is OK for the fantasy factor in a book.  The basic story is Martin Grey, civil rights lawyer, beats notorious lawyer Damon Darrel in a hotly contested trial.

This sets up the book for Damon to befriend Martin and eventually initiate him into the manor at Forty Acres, a place of reverse slavery where black men are the masters and whites are the slaves.  This is a great setup that allows the book to progress.

Yes there are some inconsistencies but a little suspension of disbelief about how Martin is able to come out on top without being killed and you’ve got a great read.

The ending will make you realize you’ve forgotten to breathe for a few minutes.

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