The Price of Promiscuity by Blade Dubois

Posted November 6, 2014 in Book Review / 0 Comments

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I received this book for free from the publisher or author in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

This book may be unsuitable for people under 16 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug use, alcohol use, language, and/or violence.
The Price of Promiscuity by Blade DuboisThe Price of Promiscuity by Blade Dubois
Series: Laura Bennett #1
Published by the author (self-published) on August 15th 2013
Genres: Adult fiction, Romance
Pages: 239
Format: eARC
Source: ARC from publisher
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three-stars

When 17-year-old Laura Bennett begins to explore her sexuality in unanticipated and unconventional ways, she enters into a world of brutal sexual violence, and hedonistic pleasure. She transforms from a naïve sexually aware young adult, into a vindictive woman filled with the burning desire to dictate her own fate and dominate men. This erotic thriller explores the deviant behavioral patterns of human sexuality as we follow Laura on her downward spiral of promiscuity.

Main Points
Writing Style:
 The writing was okay…a bit simple.
Plot:
 Laura was not the most likable. There were times I was rooting for her, and times I was sorry for her. There were plenty of times I was mad at her. I just couldn’t relate to her at all. She would get all caught up in these men and I was like….ugh really? I don’t see why you’re doing this! It was just really hard to get behind her reasoning sometimes. She kept getting into deeper and deeper trouble and didn’t seem to know when to stop. Then finally we meet Mark, who seems like the perfect guy for her and I thought maybe she should just settle down, and he View Spoiler » How unfair is that? It really boils down to how interesting the plot was. There were just more and more adventures, and they all seemed to wrap up one way or another, although I wouldn’t necessarily say perfectly and without consequences. I mean, that’s really what kept me reading.
I wasn’t really sure how it was going to end, and it did seem to end rather abruptly, but I was glad it ended with her having a sort of reality check, even if a solution wasn’t necessarily in sight. She needed that reflection.
UPDATE: Oh! It’s a series! Well, that explains it. But I probably won’t be reading the rest of them.
Good vs. Bad
Good:
  • story
  • writing
Less than perfect:
  • characters
  • ending
Bottom Line
 Although the characters weren’t the most likable, the plot was interesting enough. It was an average read. Would I recommend this to others? Nah. Would I read more by this author? Maybe.
Rating
Plot
three-half-stars
Characters
two-stars
Writing
two-half-stars
Romance
three-half-stars
Cover
three-half-stars
Overall: three-stars
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