Monday, April 27, 2015

"Y.A. or N.A. Tuesday": Protecting Shaylee by Elle Christensen

***I know, It's not Tuesday, but I just had to post about this book, especially since I promoted it. I feel it only right to honestly give my opinion concerning a book I promoted on my blog, as I've promised to give my word on all books good or bad, in my humble opinion.***

Genre: Fantasy, Paranormal, Romance.  202 pages.
Price: $ 2.99 ebook, $ 11.00 paperback (at time of post)
Publisher & Date: Elle Christensen. April 24, 2015
Book Link: Click Here
Listed Rating: 📔📔📔📔. 9
Price I Paid: Zip,**I received a free copy in return for an honest review**
My Rating: 📔

My Thoughts: No Protection, Basically More Sex Focused Than Plot Written

***Review Revision and Apology (3/28/15)***
Elle Christensen, the author of this book, has kindly notified me of an error I've made. For which I must apologize to her and make a note of. My error was in noticing the book was categorized with New Adult and Young Adult books. She has double checked that her book is not listed with those genres to ensure her content is viewed by the appropriate readers. I thank her greatly for that, as most authors hit publish and are done. Leaving it up to just the reader to know what they are buying into, but Elle Christensen has done a wonderful job in checking up and ensuring her book is properly labeled in the correct genre. I commend her greatly for looking further into a matter that she could have other wise let be. I wish her a great career and hope she gains many readers in her chosen genre.

     I was REALLY looking forward to reading this book, but was greatly disappointed. When a book has a very detailed hot and heavy scene in the second chapter, I'm immediately turned off, especially when the book is labels N.A. and Y.A. This story is soooo not Y. A. maybe N.A. but only due to main female's age being 19 and then 21, other than that the language is rather explicit and two thirds of the book is sex.
     Shaylee is half human and half fae, but she is unaware of her nature until her 21st birthday when all is revealed to her by her protector and forever crush Aden. Shaylee and Aden have a strange history as he was always the family friend when she was growing up, but when she became a woman, their relationship shifted. Aden wants her as his own and leaves her no choice in the matter. He decides the best way to protect her from the evil Fae is to keep her by his side. It also helps that they are meant to be fated and he'll take that advantage to woe his woman.
     Overall, did not love the book. Sure I enjoyed Shaylee's wit and snarkiness, but it was quickly overshadowed by Aden's caveman tendencies. The dialogue seemed to consist mainly of Shaylee talking to her libido and Aden talking to his, rhymes with dock, every single page. I mean I get that they have lust for each other, but build up the tension for the readers, don't feature it all the time, it got old. I truly felt like there could have been a great story under all the sex, but the story was to little to make me really care. The book felt like it was leading somewhere and then the ending felt me feeling disappointed, when there could have been a great fight scene written there, instead it ends and then fast forward to a ending then a spliced up epilogue. I could go on and on about my dislikes, but I'll refrain. So basically if you want to read a book that's more erotic than story filled with Alpha male smothering female into a happy family all set in a supernatural world where they can't "lie" but lie by omission, than you may like this book, but I didn't.

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