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REVIEW: “Horny” by Anne Tenino

ABOUT:

Ryan Caulfield is a devout avoider of risk, so it comes as a surprise when he agrees to help a group of supernatural law enforcers catch Zeus (the god voted Least Likely to Keep It in His Pants). But how could he say no? He’s nothing if not law-abiding, even if it’s a legal code from another plane of existence. Besides, it all seems harmless enough . . . at least until the half-naked and all-hot immortal with wings and horns shows up.

In his century as an investigator for the Olympic pantheon, Leander of the eroté has solved a lot of cases and slept with a lot of humans. But on this investigation, it looks like he won’t be doing either. His assigned task is bogus, and the most alluring mortal he’s ever met is determined to avoid hooking up.

But the pull Leander feels toward Ryan the bartender won’t let him turn his attention away for long. Soon, he finds himself interested in much more than his usual dalliances with mortals. Now if only he can convince Ryan he’s worth the risk.

 

REVIEW:

There’s no other way to put it : I didn’t like anything about this book.

I was in the mood for an easy read and sexy fun, and the expectation of a silly tale mixing mythological characters playing havoc on earth with an investigation and a sexy romance lured me in.

The investigation is a vague excuse to bring the Immortals in Ryan’s bar, the romance is a case of predestined mates, and nothing happens besides secondary characters being kinda ridiculous, Ryan playing the skittish virgin in the name of a dark slutty past and Leander rowing hard to win him over. Don’t ask me what those two find in each other though – besides otherworldly hotness and irresistible cuteness, I mean – it’s predestination,  growing feelings and build up are conveniently not needed.

I found the narrative way too loose for my liking : farcical instead of playful, hoping heads and wandering from one scene to another, pulling strategical strings when the reader may grow tired of the wanderings. I cracked a smile or two at Anne Tenino’s lines, but I’ve been totally impervious to the comedy of situation, and despite sexy times that were objectively sexy, the romance either bored me or grated on my nerves.

The expectation, the (lack of in this instance) sense of humor, the lack of thrill for predestination are mine,  there’s perhaps a second-degree somewhere that went over my head, and you might enjoy what irritated me. However, the lack of decent plot and the rushed execution made this read lean towards the bad side of easy.  I’m not recommending it.

 

RATING: 2 STARS

 

BOOK INFO:

Title: Horny
Author: Anne tenino
Publisher: Riptide
Pages: 110 pages
Release Date:  August 11th 2014
Purchase links :  RiptideARe, Amazon

2 comments on “REVIEW: “Horny” by Anne Tenino

  1. katinka
    September 7, 2014

    Not sure how I missed that you were reading this. I get that you won’t rec it, still with a title and cover like that I may take a peek, LOL.

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  2. ilhem3606
    September 7, 2014

    I have this awful doubt : maybe it’s a parody and I didn’t get it. Check for me, will you? :)

    Like

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