Published Date: January 30, 2007
Publishing Co.: Dell
Rating: 2 out of 5 stars
Riley Jenson is a vampire werewolf hybrid. Such is rare but possible. She wakes up in a research facility but doesn’t remember entering or much about her time there. She escapes with the help of some horse shapeshifters. Then, has sex with one of them. Of course, the cock is the same ratio no matter in horse or human form. I think this is supposed to be sexy but I personally find it creepy.
For much of the book, Riley is running for her life but either she’s thinking about sex while running or having sex each time she stops. Then the bad guys catch up and she has to battle her way free, but don’t worry because she’ll still be thinking about the sex. I very much get that in this world sex is an integral part of werewolf life but how the fuck does she even have time for anything else? And quite frankly, I’m no prude but I was tired of reading about the fucking every couple of chapters or less. None of the sex scenes were really all that sexy. Minimal foreplay and then right to the action, done in minutes. If I’m going to read some erotic scenes, please make it worth my time.
There wasn’t much to make me connect with the main character, Riley. I much preferred all the male characters to her. The world building was different even for an urban fantasy novel, lots of attempted cross-breeding and strange scientific creations. There could be a lot to this world but it’s unfortunately filled with lame sex. The last third of the book was definitely the best. Lots of action and no time for sex. If more of the book would have kept that premise, I might consider continuing the series (especially since I have picked up several used copies of the installments over the years), but as it stands, I don’t care enough about the main character to continue the crusade within this world. The next book promises lots of unwanted sex with dangerous men while she’s undercover and if the sex was lame with guys she liked, I can only imagine the snooze fest that would be awaiting me if I decided to torture myself and pick up the next volume.
8 thoughts on “Kissing Sin (Riley Jenson Guardian #2) – Book Review”
Oh dear, sounds awful – your palpable contempt has made my day 🙂
I almost didn’t finish it but curiosity got the better of me lol.
I’ve read a bunch more in the series and enjoyed them at the time. However, I was reading them during midterms in college and prolly had sex on my mind just as often as Riley has LOL So it’s a good read if you are horny and bored! No but really I agree with your assessment.
Lmao. Definitely a good read if horny and bored.
Sounds like my issues with late Anita Blake novels. For some reason all I can think of is a dude wearing a horse head mask with a giant dong. Thanks for putting that mental image in my head 🤣
You’re welcome! LMAO. Anita Blake does have better characters than this one does though. I will give AB that.
Haha I had been looking forward to your review for this after you horrified me and the one girl with the whole horse cock detail at the pub crawl. Definitely sounds like a book I shall be passing on. 😉
I would have loved to completely hated the book and torn it a new asshole but once it was just action, it wasn’t bad. Almost intriguing. But I doubt I’ll give another installment of this a chance. Definitely don’t waste your time on this series.