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Michelle Scott, urban fantasy author

I love urban fantasy and paranormal romance! Although I'm not too keen on books that are overly sexy, I don't mind a little heat if it goes along with the story. At the same time, I'll read pretty much anything from classic novels to contemporary fiction.

Currently reading

Shutter Island
Dennis Lehane
Tim Gunn: A Guide to Quality, Taste and Style (Tim Gunn's Guide to Style)
Tim Gunn, Kate Maloney
Oaths of Blood (Ascension #2)
S.M. Reine
Pleasure Unbound - Larissa Ione I'll say right up front that I'm not a PNR fan to begin with, but because I love the Black Dagger Brotherhood series so much, I thought I'd branch out a bit. Unfortunately, this book was nothing like BDB.

Don't get me wrong. The story was pretty good, but I lost patience with the sex. Not only was there too much of it (I swear, that's all the characters seemed to do!), but a few instances of quasi-rape really bothered me. I don't mind a little spice in my books, but when it gets in the way of the story, I'm ready to stop reading.

I also didn't like most of the characters. Tayla was fine (in fact, I liked her quite a bit), but I never knew whether I should be rooting for the demons or not. Even the demons didn't seem sure if they liked one another. More than once, a character said something like, "He's a good guy, *but* he can be a real bastard." There were also a number of times that the dialog made me roll my eyes.

Probably a book like this would really appeal to PNR fans because it has all the hallmarks of that genre. But for myself, I'll stay away from the series.