Tuesday, April 2, 2013

NAUTI TEMPTRESS by Lora Leigh



A Nauti Girls Series Novel
Berkley/Penguin
978-0-425-24564-4
November 6th, 2012
Contemporary Erotic Romance
Paperback
Reviewed by Dawn (love2read28@gmail.com)
Obtained by Publisher


For Eve Mackay, she is grateful to the Mackay’s for helping raise her and her sisters as well as helping out their mother. She is determined to make sure Dawg and the Mackay’s know she is grateful for their help and is determined to keep her promise to them but when she meets Brogan Campbell, sparks fly and desires flame out of control. Brogan isn’t looking for a relationship but when he needs to use Eve in a mission, well things gets bit sticky for Brogan. Can Brogan find a way to keep Eve safe as well not lose his heart to the one woman who stirs him like no other?

I have heard mixed comments on this author’s books in the past so when I got NAUTI TEMPTRESS for review I was quite curious on her writing style. When you first meet the Mackay cousins (Dawg, Rowdy and Natches), I was intrigued since they were the series before this one called Nauti Boys and was intrigued a bit by their back-stories to continue with the book until Brogan & Eve came onto the page and blew up the story for me. The way this author wrote her main characters, Brogan and Eve, had me putting the book down more times than I can count. Brogan’s attitude of how he knows best for Eve because, hey he is a man, did not sit well for me and that was just the start of a downward slide into me muttering ‘Huh?” more times than I can count. Eve was one woman who started off great-strong, determined, a bit na├»ve and innocent until she met Brogan and all that flew out of her head. She went from being a young woman determined to make her way in the world to being so submissive to Brogan that I wanted to yell “get a spine.” Ms. Leigh lost me the minute she made her characters so unlikable and at times, very abusive. When I read a story I want to escape into their worlds and all NAUTI TEMPTRESS made me want to do was scream in horror and want to ask my friends, who recommended her work, what they were reading by her because it certainly wasn’t this one.

As a first time reader of this author’s work, the way this author portrayed Eve, Brogan and her secondary characters was so unenjoyable as well as unlikable, I will not ever buy or read another her books. I am sure there are those who love this series and feel Ms. Leigh did a great job but this was a disaster to read and the ending had me scratching my head going ‘huh?’ as I tried to understand how Eve could forgive Brogan after all he did to her in my opinion. The sex scenes were very hot but even they couldn’t save the story for me. Ms. Leigh may be a good writer for many readers but for me, she is one I added to my ‘don’t bother to read in future’ list.

This is an objective review and not an endorsement

 

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