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Devoured by Emily Snow

Devoured #1

Self Published available via Amazon.com

Released October 9th, 2012

Purchased copy

“Sienna Jensen had no plans to return home when she graduated college last spring—after all, her dreams lie in California. But when she discovers her grandmother’s Nashville home has been foreclosed, and the new owner has started the eviction process, Sienna has no other choice but go back to Music City. And she comes face to face with the flawed, gorgeous man she never thought she’d see again. The man who now holds the deed to her grandma’s estate.

When millionaire rock star Lucas Wolfe finds the outspoken redhead glaring at him from across a courtroom, he’s both infuriated and intrigued. He still can’t get the night Sienna almost spent with him out of his mind, and the chemistry between them is as undeniable as it was two years ago. He craves Sienna more than ever. And just like everything Lucas hungers for, he’s determined to have her.

Now, Lucas will do whatever it takes to lure Sienna into his bed, even if that means making a deal with her: ten days with him, playing by his rules, and he’ll hand over the deed to her grandmother’s home. Though she agrees to the arrangement, Sienna is conflicted. Because of her duty to her family. Because of promises she’s made to herself and a past that still haunts her. And as Lucas’s game of seduction continues, and Sienna is introduced to his dark, erotic world and even darker background, she realizes that at any moment, she could be devoured.”

Another book with a very contrived plot, only this one took on the whole foreclosure issue…and did it in a very unrealistic fashion.

Ultimately Sienna is the “one that got away” and actually resisted, *gasp*, Lucas’s charms. He, naturally, has never forgotten it. (side note: can a person BE that arrogant?) Lucas comes up with his plan to get Sienna to work for him for 10 days, doing ANYTHING he asks, to save her grandmother’s house.  This allowed for some very vanilla, almost-BDSM, as well as the usual miscommunications and misunderstandings. Really the story was very forgettable.

RATING: FLATS 

Everything But by Jade C. Jamison

 Tangled Web #2

Self Published available through Amazon.com

High school English teacher Erin Lancaster is stuck with the unwelcome job of filling in for the injured cheerleading coach, but she wants to back out when she discovers she has to be auctioned as a date during the annual spring fundraiser. She’s horrified to find her rock star crush Riley Schultz, former frontman of Spawn, will be playing emcee for the event, but she’s even more shocked that he also happens to be the highest bidder for her affections, and sparks fly when she discovers that maybe their attraction is mutual.

Riley’s been in the music business long enough to know that true love is not in the cards for him, but the cute blonde he’s dropped a wad of cash on would be a welcome distraction during his vacation. He has no idea there’s more to her than meets the eye.

Will one week together be enough for them to quell the flames, to enjoy everything but?

Ever since I read “Backstage Pass” by Olivia Cunning, I’ve been a sucker for rock star stories…especially rock star erotica!  So when I saw this title I knew it was for me. I was slightly disappointed in that the extent of the “rock star lifestyle” was Riley being recognized when he returned to his hometown.

Another issue I had with this otherwise “cute” story was that Erin was in danger of losing her job if she continued to see the “rock star”.  The school board just wasn’t going to offer her a contract for the coming year…the irony being that the “rock stars” Mom and school board president, was the instigator of this action.

I guess that would be my issue with this book as a whole. The author was just trying too hard and manufactured a very lame conflict.  Meanwhile, the sex was very vanilla and there was very little of it.

Rating: Mary Janes