Wednesday, 7 September 2016

Review: SIREN by Jaimie Roberts

****4 Stars****

It's been a long time since I've read a book where the woman has been more prominent than the male.
Scarlet is not your typical heroine, in so much as I'm not actually 100% sure I like her. Yes I can empathise with what has made her the way she is, but I can't say I like her methods. She does keep this book interesting though and definitely overshadows the men.
This book broke so many boundaries for me and let's just say this literally borders on the taboo versus 'OMG this is really testing my comfort levels', but let me tell you, Jaimie gets away with it, just, with a clever little twist in the story. That is all I'm going to say about the subject, but fans of the darker reads, I really do think this is the one for you.
As far as love stories go, this is definitely not your conventional boy meets girl romance. In fact I wouldn't class it as romance at all. Erotica yes, but there's very little loveydovey-ness going on here and the small amount there was I did find didn't hold my interest quite as much as the more shocking and twisted parts.
Occasionally there were times where something was mentioned and I felt like I'd missed something. However overall, this didn't affect the story too much.
One character imparticular, I wasn't entirely sure about was, Stuart and not in an 'I don't like him' way, it was more that he was just sort of sprung on us and I'm not even sure if my indifference to him is a good or a bad thing.
Reid on the other hand and Scarlet's father were definitely the most prominent males in this story. Reid in particular was definitely someone I was drawn too, but again I'm not sure if that's a good thing.
As you can see my review is a little twisted just like this book and yes there were flaws that prevented me from saying this was an exceptional read, but the fact remains that I really hope that this isn't the last we will see from these characters and I think there will be a serious injustice if Ms Roberts doesn't give us at least one more book.

Reviewed by Louise Dale

I’m not a good person. In fact, I’m a real bitch. If the opportunity arises, I will take your husband, give him the best sex he’s ever had, and laugh behind your back once I’m done with him. I do not put on airs and graces. I just take what I want whenever I want it.

I am the abused who has become the abuser. I live for power because all power had been stripped from me for years. Now that I have it back, I feed off of it like it’s my primary sustenance, and I don’t care who I hurt in the process.

Every woman hates me, but do you know what? I don’t give a shit.

You won’t like me. I’m not here to be liked. You want to know my story? I won’t stop you from observing. Just know that once I’m done with you, no shower—no matter how scalding—will ever get me out from under your skin.
Warning: If you’re looking for pink, fluffy clouds, rainbows, and HEA’s, then this book is not for you. These pages contain flashback scenes of child abuse in all forms (physical, sexual, and emotional) as well as BDSM and other taboo themes.

Love does not live in this book. Only dark, twisted, and sick obsessions thrive here.

You. Have. Been. Warned!

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