Saturday, 3 January 2009

Nauti Boy by Lora Leigh

This is the novel that put me off reading romances for months....basically it's vile and stupid but like all this author's books it has some nice ideas around the beginning of the story.

Like. None of the young people in the book have to worry about getting a job. And that's it for me.

So. Let's discuss the vileness.

The main couple are step-brother and sister. Though not blood related. How does that make their relationship acceptable?? They grew up together. Even worse. Much later in the book, the hero's father wishes he'd married the heroine's mother much earlier in his life because then the heroine and hero would really be bro and sis. And it would seem the Dad was involved in a 3some with the heroine's mom and her first, now deceased, hubby. So, I think, the poor heroine really never had a chance to have a normal (safe) relationship.

Ok. The heroine has a violent anonymous stalker who has unsuccessfully attacked her in the past. And she has never done it before anyway. Why on earth would she attracted to the idea of a 3some with her beau and his 2 friends?? That was just a complete nonsense. So common of so much erotica.

Now the stupidity. Very standard for a lot of recent romances. Much is written about that the hero and his budds are highly capable marines who go all out to protect the heroine from her killer stalker. So how come the one bad guy who is actually a no-account weed manages to outsmart the 3 nautis consistently throughout the book?

I have to say I did read this novel from beginning to end. I did not find it boring. It was probably the character of Kelly that kept me involved. I think she's attracted to taking safe risks. But she makes the correct decision in the end. Or rather. Any perversions the hero wants her to get involved in will occur in other later books.

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