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(Deadly Omen – Book 1)
by Jenica Saren
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Medium Burn PNR RH
Available on Kindle and Kindle Unlimited
Down and Dirty
Cool concept but just an alright presentation. May be worth grabbing on KU.
What is it about?
(Blurb from GoodReads)
I’m Ria, don’t ask for my last name, because I don’t want to talk about it. Twenty-three years old, and living the glamorous life of my dreams, with the perfect fiancé, nice car, gorgeous house, and the job I love. Excuse the minor detail of the job I love being taking my clothes off.
I had everything I wanted, when suddenly shit hit the fan, and and the fantasy life I had built went up in flames.
Now I find myself living in a tiny town, in a not-so-tiny house, with six insanely hot–and just straight up insane–roommates. With everything going all kinds of crazy in this little town, Eliam, Gatlin, Kellan, Gray, Beck, and Rafe seem to think that I am just the girl to help them set everything straight.
The Severin brothers are getting me all involved and in danger, and I’m truthfully terrified – not of the danger stuff, but these guys.
There’s something different about the six of them, something I swear I’m going to figure out.
I really like the idea behind this plot – six deadly sins charged with keeping the balance. It’s intriguing, yet I found the execution of that concept a little flat. Ria was hard to relate to, at least for me. She may speak more clearly to others, but my sympathy was lacking, even though she is so very obviously the 7th sin, no matter what pride says. Perhaps book 2 will perk up my opinion?
First Person, Limited Multiple POV
- Interesting Plot with a revamped mythos.
- Dera is pretty awesome.
- I really enjoyed how Ria is fully aware of who and what she is (woman wise, not sin wise).
- Writing was a little too flat in places and struggled with an over the top feel in other spots.
- Characters lacked relatability.
- Reactions made little sense, even in the guise of mental trauma.
What actually defined a smirk? Was it just a lopsided, close-mouthed grin? If so, he was totally doing that. He was the king of smirking. The reigning champion of smirksmenship. (2%)
Misery might love company, but sadness loved to be completely alone. (26%)
While this book didn’t exactly tickle my fancy, it might right up your alley. Free on Kindle Unlimited.
Published Mary 5th, 2018
Please note, this is a Reverse Harem Series which features intense sexual themes and scenes more suited to an older audience. 18+
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