Wow. I must say that this was in no way the story that I was expecting. At all. I don’t even know if I can properly discuss it here without Amazon refusing to publish my review and/or being the Spoiler Queen of North Texas.
So there’s this party, that our heroine, Nora, and her roommate, Scarlet, are going to go to. Of course, our dear Nora normally does not dress this way (she’s usually pretty casual, ya know?), but it’s sort of a dress-up affair put on by some Vampire Club from their college. It’s being held at an old church, and Nora gets into the Victorian get-up, with the cleavage and red lipstick and beribboned mask. At least it’s not going to be another frat party, amirite? Scarlet disappears the minute they are inside, so Nora finds her way over to the punch bowl. The most handsome man she has ever seen (an honor that he holds for a few pages, at least) sidles up to her, and she immediately feels a connection that she’s never felt before. Blah blah blah, do re mi and (everyone say it with me) INSTA-LOVE IT IS! Well, at least until she’s approached by…his brother. Oh brother.
Scarlet is discovered in a darkened nook with no other than Nora’s fave professor, Henry (Dr. Kenyon during school hours), a mythology professor. Nora really likes his class, but he warns her against fraternizing (Ha! Brothers! Fraternizing! Never mind.) with Alec and Caleb, but doesn’t get around to telling her why, exactly, before – poof! – he disappears. As Nora begins to learn about the history of Alec and Caleb, she realizes that not only is she in love with one brother – she’s in love with both. Hooray! That means, since she apparently has ZERO CONTROL over herself with EITHER brother, she can have blame-free, graphic, crazy, sweaty (but love-based) sex with BOTH! The LUCK of this girl!
Anywho…let’s just say that there’s Biblical stories, revenants, not-vampires, vampires and two hot yet cool-with-the-sharing-arrangements guys (GO GO GIRL POWER!). Oh and they all need to rid the earth of something and stop this curse soon so Nora can pass her statistics exam already! Sheesh!
So…it’s not like it’s horrible, per se, but, I dunno, I guess when the mutual attraction borders on the porn-y, it is super hard (get your mind out of the gutter) to take any other part of the story seriously. And really, you would never know the thrust of the story was erotic (that’s what she said) from the description. I really can’t judge the rest of the tale since all roads lead to driving Miss Nora toward the dizzying heights of pleasure. Oh – and don’t call them vampires (I’m sure that it is just coincidence that the man on the cover looks like Robert Pattinson).
Bitter Fruits by Sarah Daltry was published December 1, 2013 by Escape Publishing. A free copy of this book was given to Ink and Page in return for an honest review. Big thanks to the Publisher, the Author and NetGalley.
Genre: New Adult Fiction Fantasy Paranormal Erotica Romance Series
Ages: 16 and up
COYER Scavenger Hunt #28: IT’S HOT HOT HOT! Read a book in a hot location or that could be labeled erotica. (2 point)