Sunday, August 26, 2012

Fury - Anya Bast


Pages: 119
Published: December 2008
Genre: Adult erotic romance
Format: Kindle Ebook
Acquired: Kindle Amazon - Free
Date Finished: 24th August 2012


Nikki is a cougar shifter living in a werewolf world. When she's promised as a mate to a wolf shifter named Merrick, the fur flies. This short story is a free title, offered by New York Times bestselling author, Anya Bast. Fury is part one of a two part series. Tranquility is the sequel. These titles are highly erotic and meant for those 18 years or older.

Quick thoughts: There’s a fine line between pleasure and pain, but rape just isn’t one of them in my perspective.

Thoughts/ Review:

I’m still at a crossroads about how I want to approach my thoughts on the book since most of them revolve around the first 40% which really turned it upside down for me. To take you back, and it won’t ruin too much of the story the first few scenes are sex scenes. Which while they were pretty erotic and in any other situation I would be lapping up, to me could only be seen as a series of rape scenes that pretty much fueled my dislike for the main male interest Merrick from that point onwards and really made me question Nikki, the main female from hereon in as a strong character. Now I am all for some kinky forced play in my erotica, hell its a little buzz of mine but it made me ill and it made the times when there was genuine consent a little shady and unbelievable for me.

So this is where my crossroads divides because I really enjoyed the concept of the story. Did Anya do it justice? No, but it has so much potential and as story if it had been expanded on without the jumpy scenes and obvious plot holes [and even scenes] then it would have made for one kick ass read, and this is coming from someone who tries to steer clear of shifters since my experience has been varied. But the story is there, its just a little too overshadowed by too many sex scenes and yes it is a romance, but I like there to be a little more backstory and story in general if I am to really get into the sex.

Anya’s writing style is easy and fun, I got though the book pretty swiftly and since I didn’t pay anything for it I wasn’t too disappointed. It had enough in it to keep me interested and the little cliffhanger at the end caused me to wonder whether I should try some other works of Anya’s to see if I would enjoy her writing in a larger sense. However would I recommend this book, I think I would. It wasn’t to my tastes because of the way I perceived the situations unfolding, but it had merit to it and it was sexy and the small amounts of action were good to read. So I would say read at your own risk and, due to my interest in wanting to check out her other works I would be keen to hear if anyone has read any and what their thoughts are.

I am giving this book :
Torn Panties


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