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Right now, you’re probably asking yourself two things:
Who am I?
And, what the hell are you doing here?
Let’s start with the most obvious question, shall we?
You’re here, ladies, because you can’t f*ck.
Oh, stop it. Don’t cringe. No one under the age of 80 clutches their pearls.
You might as well get used to it, because for the next six weeks, you’re going to hear that word a lot. And you’re going to say it a lot.
Go ahead, try it out on your tongue.
Ok, good. Now where were we?
If you enrolled yourself in this program then you are wholly aware that you’re a lousy lay. Good for you. Admitting it is half the battle.
For those of you that have been sent here by your husband or significant other, dry your tears and get over it. You’ve been given a gift, ladies. The gift of mind-blowing, wall-climbing, multiple-orgasm-inducing sex. You have the opportunity to f*ck like a porn star. And I guarantee, you will when I’m done with you.
And who am I?
Well, for the next six weeks, I will be your lover, your teacher, your best friend, and your worst enemy. Your every-f*cking-thing. I’m the one who is going to save your relationship and your sex life.
I am Justice Drake.
And I turn housewives into whores.
So when Taint was released, I thought the blurb sounded interesting, and the man on the cover made me stare. A lot. Typically, I don’t like guys (or girls) on covers, which I know is virtually impossible, but it sometimes puts the wrong image of who the character is in my head. So anyway, this guy, he put the BEST image in my head. Thank you! :)
I bought the book, and decided to read a couple pages, then I’d get back to what I was reading. Um. I couldn’t put it down. It was such a quick start, and really fast-paced in the beginning, I suddenly found myself at 30% after a couple hours of nonstop reading. Mind you, it’s been quite some time since I’ve been able to so quickly get into a book. And normally I’m okay with that, because I don’t have loads of time to ready anymore, so being able to pick up and put down a book works for me. This, though, had me flipping fast.
[quote align=”center” color=”#999999″]”And quite frankly, if your dude can hop out of the sack and go to work or run a marathon, then he still has energy left for sex. He’s just done having sex with you.”[/quote]
Justice Drake lives a rather reclusive life. We don’t get much about him. But he’s basically a sex educator, if you will, for the incredibly wealthy. I will say, the blurb, while it does hook you, there’s certainly more to the story than what you think. I thought it’d be much different than it was. Thankfully, I still liked the direction it went. So when we meet Justice, he’s starting a new session with his newest “students.” He always remains detached, keeping his professional life completely separate from his personal life. Until Ally.
[quote align=”center” color=”#999999″]Ally may be Evan’s by law, but she’s mine by nature. An in a battle between lions, no one gives a fuck about what’s lawful.[/quote]
Something about Ally draws him in, on a deeper level than he’s ever felt before. And, of course, there’s more to that, which you learn about later. But I won’t say much for fear of ruining the entire story. The slow burn of their relationship, and the sexual chemistry and tension is very well-written, and also believable. I think, given their circumstances, surroundings, how everything goes down makes sense.
[quote align=”center” color=”#999999″]”Life is just a series of choices. We try to always make the best ones, but really we’re just settling for the lesser of two evils.”[/quote]
Again, I don’t want to give anything away, so I’m really going to leave it at that–in terms of plot. Like I said, the story is very well-written, and though this was my first time reading SL Jennings, I’m now eager to find time to read her others. Anyone who can grab my attention, and keep it, that quickly is someone I want to read. I loved getting an all-male POV, especially Justice’s. He’s not the worst brain to be inside, ha. In the midst of the tension (sexual and otherwise), there was a sweetness, but also humor.
[quote align=”center” color=”#999999″]Strange man under the influence of alcohol telling her to follow him without explanation, late at night? Sounds legit.[/quote]
If there was one thing I felt whiney about, it would be the end–like something was missing. I loved how it ended, and I think I even liked that there wasn’t an epilogue, or a flash to five years in the future, as we so often get these days. It felt more open-ended to me. So honestly, it’s not like it’s an issue for me, I think it just all ended so quickly after all we read and were put through. It was just over. But that could just be because I didn’t want it to end. :) Read this book!