Okay, I might seriously get lynched for this, but I didn’t really enjoy this book.
First, let me start by saying that this is my first time reading anything by this author and I usually stay away from male authors simply because the one’s I have read in the past have been okay but nothing to stay-up-all-night-and-finish worthy. I have been hearing so much hype about this book and author, so I decided to be a bandwagoner and see what all the hype was about. Let this be a lesson to me, don’t jump on the bandwagon simply because its going by.
Shane–Shame on–Dekker is an undefeated heavyweight boxer who just moved from Cali to Texas and one fateful day he meets Kace who is in a very abusive relationship, and steps into assist her in a situation to which she tells him she is fine. Fast forward to two years later and Shane is making a payment on his insurance and meets her again, flirting ensues and the two become friends. Kace has a bad night with her then boyfriend and after an altercation with him she runs to Shane for help. Shane helps her and then they start dating while he also is in training for the biggest fight of his career. But Shane has dark secrets of his own and he comes to terms with those almost too late.
Okay, let me start off with the positive first: I loved thee story line and the plot, I also liked how the relationship in terms of them falling in love was believable and none of this I-just-meet-you-but-i’m-in-love-with-you shenanigans that go on in other books(nothing wrong with that I happen to love those books too). I also like certain terms and phrases Shane kept telling Kace, it was sweet and showed his love for her. It’s told in dual POV and that is always a plus in my book because it’s lets us see what’s going on with both MC’s.
Now what I didn’t like:
I did not like how Kace was portrayed. At. All.
I get she was in an abusive relationship and her feelings and all, that’s not the issue I had. The issue I had was that every time she got excited or nervous, she had a hard time firing up those synapses and the whole brain-mouth thing escaped her leaving her to either blurt out random sh** or pantomime what she was trying to say. Pantomime, really?
Top that with when she got super excited, in that way, she peed herself. Peed herself? If this is how men think women really act then it’s no wonder they try to treat us any kind of way. I love motivation as much as the next, really I do, but I did feel that half the dialog from Shane was from some motivational/inspirational poster or pamphlet, it just got old, really quickly.
Then there was the sex.:sigh:
If I read one more time about her wet **ssy being well, wet or soaked, or wet I was going to lose my sh**
Overall, I liked the story and plot just thought it wasn’t executed to my liking. Many people love this book, I didn’t, it’s cool like goes on. I won’t completely write off this author as someone I will not read anymore as every book is different.
3.5 stars out of 5