Did you feel like it is a story of a sex-hungry woman

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Post by Christina Rose » 26 Nov 2017, 20:20

Paul78 wrote:I have gone through several reviews done on this book. The book has sexual scenes and one may tend to think that the woman is sexually hungry. But it seems that she is love struck.
She is definitely love struck, I agree, but she’s also a bit carefree. This is completely fine, of course, just out of place in this particular novel.

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Post by Reviewer Book » 27 Nov 2017, 02:42

I think the main story was lost amongst the numerous sex scenes.

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Post by Christina Rose » 27 Nov 2017, 02:44

Reviewer Book wrote:I think the main story was lost amongst the numerous sex scenes.
I can see why you would say that, and it’s too bad so many share your view!

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Post by inaramid » 27 Nov 2017, 04:51

So I take it that it's capitalizing on the success of 50 Shades of Grey to sort of rope in readers from the science fiction genre? Who was the intended audience for this book in the first place?

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Post by Christina Rose » 27 Nov 2017, 04:56

inaramid wrote:So I take it that it's capitalizing on the success of 50 Shades of Grey to sort of rope in readers from the science fiction genre? Who was the intended audience for this book in the first place?
I wouldn’t compare it to 50 Shades of Grey. Those who read that book knew there was sexually explicit content. Also, the scenes were completely different, with one being about dominance and the other about threesomes and exploration. I’m assuming the intended audience is simply typical science fiction fans, as that is the genre.

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Post by ladycraic » 27 Nov 2017, 09:32

Wow, I've definitely changed my mind on whether I will be reading. Sex scenes make me uncomfortable.

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Post by Reviewer Book » 27 Nov 2017, 10:44

ladycraic wrote:Wow, I've definitely changed my mind on whether I will be reading. Sex scenes make me uncomfortable.
I would steer clear, then.

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Post by Christina Rose » 27 Nov 2017, 19:25

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ladycraic wrote:Wow, I've definitely changed my mind on whether I will be reading. Sex scenes make me uncomfortable.
I would steer clear, then.
I agree. If explicit scenes make you uncomfortable, then this is probably not the book for you.

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Post by dhwanis » 29 Nov 2017, 00:44

When such scenes get more importance than the actual storyline, it does put one off the whole book.

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Post by Christina Rose » 29 Nov 2017, 10:23

It really does. Sometimes these scenes have a place in the book, but I don’t think that was the case with this story.

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Post by Christina Rose » 30 Nov 2017, 00:15

Chepkemoi95 wrote:
21 Nov 2017, 05:52
Yes, there were so many sex scenes that would distract you from the main plot
I agree, and I think that is the consensus among most readers.

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Post by Matt D Prinne » 30 Nov 2017, 08:09

Yes I felt like the author forced this scenes to pass the time.

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Post by Christina Rose » 30 Nov 2017, 15:44

Matt D Prinne wrote:
30 Nov 2017, 08:09
Yes I felt like the author forced this scenes to pass the time.
The scenes did feel forced, you’re right.

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Post by ajel25 » 01 Dec 2017, 03:42

Oh yes i really feel it..so many sex scenes...that made it so passionate.

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Post by MicahBigDreams300 » 01 Dec 2017, 08:02

Without the sex scenes, it wouldn't live up to its name, now would it.

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