I finished!

The Dare - Karin Tabke

What is with my book choices lately. I just want something I can dive into, enjoy, and not notice the flaws. There were too many flaws here, and I didn't really care about the characters. Katy keeps saying how insecure she is, but doesn't act it. And I had to endure 40% of her being with an utter and absolute asshole - Evan - who, it turns out, was cheating on his wife with her!! Green Eyes, aka Simon, isn't really much of a character at all yet. And honestly, I think that Katy needs some time to figure herself out before jumping into something else. 

 

I can't say I'm at all inspired to go on with this serial (which I don't know why I didn't realize that's what it was when I started.

 

Previous Status Updates (below):

7%

"Here," he softly exasperated...

 

Um, I don't think that's how you want to say that.

 

 

10%

Yeah, she admitted, and only to herself, that despite her hurt, she was intrigued.

 

Wha-? Am I the only one that thinks this sentence is incredibly awkward. (It's only one example of many.)

 

 

13%

"I'm in and out, fast and furious, down and deep."

 

Is that supposed to be sexy??

 

13%

She still couldn't believe the stranger was here. That he'd accepted her invitation to join her and Evan. Well, initially Evan's invitation. But seriously, or an introverted girl like her, loaded with hang-ups to land a hunk like this?

 

Introverted? I don't think there's enough wine in the world for you to go proposition a complete stranger.

 

 

15%

...Green eyes unbuttoned his tailored trousers and shoved them down hishewn thighs...

 

Hewn? Seriously, is this a common way to refer to legs or muscles?

From Merriam-Webster:

hew

verb ˈhyü

: to shape (something) by cutting with a sharp tool (such as an ax)

hewed | hewed or hewn | hew·ing
 
transitive verb
1:  to cut with blows of a heavy cutting instrument
2:  to fell by blows of an ax 
3:  to give form or shape to with or as if with heavy cutting blows 
intransitive verb
1:  to make cutting blows
2:  conformadhere 

 

 

20%

Katy was a self-admitted prude in many ways, but when it came to sex, though she tried to suppress it, the sensualist in her came out. It had taken Evan months of relentless pursuit to get her into bed. And now, even after six months, she was still reluctant to let herself go. 

 

Contradictory much?

 

 

37%

"I thought you didn't care...We're just fuck buddies."

 

"Is that all you think you are to me?"

 

"Aren't I?"

 

"...I love fucking you....How could you ever think you were just a fuck buddy to me?"

 

Yes. That response would totally make me believe that you're more than just fuck buddies. Evan is an asshole. He's pissed and punishing her for a dare that he issued and she accepted. Please tell me he's not the hero.

 

I don't even really want to go on with this.