Monday, 24 July 2017

Burn by Suzanne Wright

Part of a small demon lair in Las Vegas, tattooist Harper Wallis lives a pretty simple life. That changes overnight when she discovers that her psychic mate, or 'anchor', is a guy who's rumoured to be the most powerful demon in existence. Compelling, full of secrets and armed with raw sexuality, Knox Thorne is determined to claim her as his anchor, creating a psychic bond that will prevent their inner demons from ever turning rogue.

The billionaire also wants Harper in his bed.

She's not so sure she wants either of those things. No one seems to know what breed of demon Knox is, only that he's more dangerous than anything she's ever before encountered. But he refuses to walk away. And when an unknown danger starts closing in on Harper, it seems that Knox is the only one who can keep her safe.

As Prime of his Las Vegas lair and a successful businessman, Knox Thorne is used to being in control. He's also used to people fearing and obeying him. Harper does neither, which unexpectedly amuses him. Unpredictable, elusive and complex, she draws Knox and his inner demon like nothing ever has.

Knox is used to getting what he wants, and he wants Harper. He'll have her, and he'll keep her safe from the threat that looms over her. Because Knox protects what's his. He won't allow anyone to take her from him. Even if it will mean letting the demon inside him rise and wreak the havoc it was created to make.

“Harper was also a person who preferred to avoid complications. Like parking tickets, speed restrictions, and red lights – which was why she no longer had a driver’s license.”  

Looking at all the reviews for this book makes me think that there might be something wrong with me. Everyone seems to love this book, they are raving about it! They love the romance, they love the dominant Knox, and they think this book is steamy hot...then there is me, who thinks the opposite of all these things.

The thing is, well, I really didn't like this book at all.

I had issues with it from beginning to end, storyline, romance, characters, I couldn't get on with any of this.

Ok so my first issue is that I feel like I have read this book before. Strong minded, sassy woman meets arrogant and possessive billionaire. She tries to be independent, he does anything in his power to control her. There are so many books out there with this dynamic that I struggled to find this original. I liked the paranormal setting, I also quite liked the world building and I felt like there could be real potential in this world but the romance just brought the whole thing down.

The second issue: 'psychic fingers' what in the actual...? OK, so firstly a man who cannot be bothered to take off my pants to give me pleasure is not my kind of man, secondly the thought of being touched, you know, down there, by a mind weirds me out. Thirdly, and most importantly, these 'fingers' are used to control Harper. If she does something Knox doesn't like, if she fights against him, he just whips out them old 'mind fingers' and she has no choice but to give in. I found it yucky, I found it weird and completely invasive. She had no real defence against it and he used it in the wrong way.

And my big third issue was substance giving way to sex. There was just too much of it. I like a bit of spice in my books, maybe even more than the average reader but this was too much for me.

There were other issues but these were the main ones. Maybe I will carry on with this series maybe I won't but one thing is clear a lot of people are seeing something I am not.

2 stars

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A free copy of this book was provided in exchange for an honest review.  Published November 1st 2016 by Piatkus.  Dark in You book 1.

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