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Post by jennyd2003 » 22 Feb 2018, 00:55

I think the scenes were over done. It does help,to understand the multiple relationships, but I think it takes away from the book as a whole.

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Post by Sorchadorcha » 22 Feb 2018, 12:14

I found the scenes were necessary to highlight the novels theme but after awhile they were too overused. It just wasn't realistic anymore when every man Jennifer met wanted sex. It became something of a joke after awhile. I feel it was more distracting than anything and I would've enjoyed the novel more if around half of the explicit scenes were cut out.

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Post by Clinical1 » 26 Feb 2018, 14:48

I enjoy reading erotica when that is what I have chosen as my new read. I have enjoyed fantasy erotica with different species and even with different methods of giving and receiving pleasure.
I found the sex scenes distracting and skipped over sections to avoid them.

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Post by KRay93 » 07 Apr 2018, 13:53

The problem wasn't the presence of sexual scenes, but that they went over the plot. During the second half of the book, the story moved forward only through Jennifer's encounters with other characters, which almost always ended in sex. Only at the last chapters, following the past-Jennifer twist, did the plot rediscover its original narrative thread.

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Post by Nmesoma » 17 Jun 2018, 02:45

I just think the sex scenes represent the author not knowing what to write and choosing to fill in his blank spaces with sex scenes. He just had a lot of blank spaces.

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Post by Misael » 19 Jun 2018, 03:21

In my opinion, as long as there are warnings about a book's sexual content, it is anyone's choice whether to read it or not. But of the explicit scenes were just thrown in and without any contribution or relativity to the plot, then I guess a reader would get turned off.

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