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Twice the Fun: This was Neither Sexy OR Steamy

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Twice the Fun: A Bad Boy MFM Menage Romance

We take what we f*cking want. Even when what we want is the same girl.

Dante:

I’m one half of the infamous Rossi Brothers.

We share everything. And I do mean f*cking everything.

Together we’ve built an empire known as The Fun House gentleman’s club and we’ve become two of the most powerful— although also the most investigated— men in town.

We need to protect what’s ours and the last thing we need is a f*cking distraction.

But now we can’t seem to keep our two… business interests… out of the hottest dancer to ever walk into our club and into both of our lives.

Marino:

Jessica showed up out of nowhere, bringing with her the sexiest curves I’d ever seen.

I’d promised myself not to share club girls with Dante.

We’ve set up rules and number one is to never mix business with pleasure.

But Jessica’s so hot we can’t resist. And neither my brother nor I are known for playing by the rules.

I might not be thinking with the right f*cking head but Jessica has me thinking with my heart as well… and that’s when the fun starts to get dangerous.

Jessica:

I’m going undercover. As a stripper.

My Senate committee assigns me to investigate The Fun House and take down the Rossi brothers.

I might be the youngest member of the committee but I’m good at my job— the best. But now I’m doing my job in six-inch heels and not much else.

I’m ready to do whatever it takes but nothing prepares me for Dante and Marino.
These possessive bad boys want me. Exclusively. Giving them private dances.

How was I supposed to know how much fun it would be to bare my body and my soul to two muscular, tattooed brothers at the same time?

They say they care about me but I know they care about loyalty even more.

Will they ever forgive me when they uncover the truth? The real reason I came to their club was to bring them down.

Twice the Fun is a standalone MFM menage romance with no cliffhanger and a double happy ending. It’s all about two hot bad boys falling for one woman. There are no M/M scenes and it’s only about pleasing her. Because the only thing better than being with one bad boy is being with two at the same time!

*** Just a warning that the heat level on this one is scorching hot! If you don’t like steamy scenes featuring two guys pleasing the one woman they both love, take a pass on this one.

For a limited time this edition comes with two bonus books from The Bradford Brothers series: Harlow: A Military Bad Boy Romance and Ramsey: A Military Bad Boy Secret Baby Romance. Twice the Fun ends at approximately 30%. On sale for only 99 cents for a limited time!

Erotica / Menage / Romance
146 Pages
Publication Date:  December 19th, 2016
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Quick Reasons: sub-par plot; 1-dimensional characters; I didn’t connect to the story OR the personalities; there were some weird plot holes that were never really explained; the romance wasn’t believable and things progressed way too quickly; I just didn’t enjoy this one, penguins

I was SO super excited to be picking up a book not on my “reviews required” list, and to be diving into another menage romance (I know, I know–it’s definitely not for everyone, but I enjoy them?! sue me). Unfortunately for me, though…this one fell very, very flat. Just a warning for my dedicated penguin readers: there will be no quotes from this book, because…I really couldn’t find any I liked that were still “reader friendly” for all the ages that stop by here. So no quotes! Again, sue me?

Let’s talk nitty gritty: the blurb promises drama, intrigue, and a lot of steamy action. All of these promises, in the end, fell SUPER flat. The plot was pretty basic and 1-dimensional; there were a lot of sex scenes, but they were so quick and emotionless, I didn’t find them steamy in the slightest. The drama and intrigue, also, fell short–instead of playing major roles in the story progression, they were mentioned once or twice and then forgotten for the “pleasures” of the budding relationship.

The timing was really fast, too. In fact, the pacing was SO quick, I had a very difficult time suspending my disbelief for the plot or the realism of the characters/relationship. I tried, very hard, to find the emotions in these character interactions and reactions…but the dialogue was filled with cursing and foul-mouthed talking. This story wasn’t so much believable as it was a farce on relationships–which is super harsh, I know, but I cannot find a way to wrap my head around how QUICKLY the pace jumped. It just wasn’t realistic.

The writing was pretty iffy, too. Names and characters were confused–one character would be in the middle of talking, but the author would change the name in the next breath. There were a fair number of grammatical errors as well–missing words being the biggest. This wasn’t helped, in the slightest, by the various plot holes laced throughout. The most glaring: why someone working as a SENATOR…would be “investigating” people. Legally, I don’t think they can even do that. Also, they’re not cops; they have no actual standing in regards to upholding the LAW….so….why? Why was this even a thing? It makes no sense to me. There were a few other things I had issues with, but… this was the biggest one.

Overall, I was super confused by this book and couldn’t enjoy it. Neither characters or plot were believable, the pacing was way too fast, and I couldn’t connect emotionally with either the personalities or the story. This was a big penguin-beaks down for me, unfortunately–the “hot and steamy” was, in fact, super disappointing.

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Top Ten Tuesday (#7)

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This week’s theme: Top 10 Things We’re Thankful For… (Freebie!)

My play on the theme:

Top 10 Book Disappointments I’m Thankful For

I know, I know–I can hear ALL of you out there scrunching up your faces, staring at your computers blankly, and thinking…”Beth, why the HELL would you be thankful for a book disappointment?!”  Well, I’ll tell you:  I’m thankful for the things I learned FROM those disappointments.  I mean, even failures should teach you something, right?!  So here are mine–starting with the worst and working my way up.

(as always, click the cover to be taken to their goodreads page!)

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My Rating: 1/5 Stars (if THAT)
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I didn’t even finish this book.  I DNFed it at the 20% mark, which says a LOT, because I rarely give up on a read.  The reasons?  The writing was all over the place, I couldn’t keep the plot straight, half the time I was confused about what was going on… It was a big mess of confusion and icky writing all over.  Why I’m thankful for it?  I learned I CAN DNF books…if I really want to.

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My Rating: 2/5 Stars
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This was another hot mess.  We were never really given explanations for the magic/world/politics; we were thrown into the story in the middle and expected to already know all the answers; there were some weird and frustrating cop-outs.  Overall, I was thoroughly disgusted with HOW MUCH I wanted to like this book…and how much it let me down.  Why I’m thankful for it?  It helped me realize just how much world-building means to me in a story.  If I don’t believe it, I won’t like it.

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My Rating: 2/5 Stars
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So…this one was just strange?  Going in, I really wanted to like this book. I was excited for the blurb, I was immediately drawn into the story… But something dramatic happened after the first chapter.  There were some weird plot points that I couldn’t appreciate because I didn’t understand where they were coming from; the narrative jumped around–A LOT; the writing was often awkward and hard to follow.  I just… Ugh.  So why am I thankful for it?  While almost ALL of the read was confusing, I ADORED the idea he was playing with near the end about life and death.  That one small bit is enough, right?

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My Rating: 2/5 Stars
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I was so excited for this read!  The cover is gorgeous, for one, and the blurb sounded awesome.  Unfortunately…it was a flat, boring plot for first 1/3rd of book coupled with quick, blink-and-you-miss-it action in the last portion; the world-building fell flat and was rather confusing at times; scientific details were left out or unexplained; there was no sense of connection to the characters or story for me.  So why am I thankful?  This was my first real taste of a snarky, back-talking, attitude-flinging character–and I ADORED that so much, I started looking for these characters in future reads.

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My Rating: 2/5 Stars
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Dystopian!, I thought, I like dystopian worlds!  This book had pretty much every flaw above in it, though, and I was VERY disappointed in the end product.  So why am I thankful?  Because it showed me that I can dislike a book in a genre I adore, which was a new and confusing concept for me.  It’s okay, though–I got over it pretty quickly!

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My Rating: 2/5 Stars
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I ADORE Christine Feehan.  Or, I used to.  But the most recent novels from her have been a bit… Well, no, A LOT lacking in key places.  Like…the action.  The drama.  The ANYTHING NOT IN A BEDROOM.  Which is disappointing, because I LOVE her books for those outside the bedroom plots she was so great at.  Why am I thankful, then?  Because this showed me that even my favorite authors can let me down eventually.

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My Rating: 3/5 Stars
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This was one of my first attempts at listening to a book via audiobook.  I say “attempts” because really, this was more me shoving my headphones on and then getting so distracted by everything else that I heard literally only bits and snitches of the book.  Why I’m thankful?  It showed me that perhaps listening to fantasy books is not best for me.  I seem to do much better with new adult/contemporary audiobooks.

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My Rating: 3/5 Stars
This was before I started writing reviews, so I can’t show you mine.  BUT…THAT ENDING.  This book was SO.  AMAZING.  I was on the edge of my seat, heart pounding, muscles tight through almost all of it.  And then came the ending.  COP.  OUT.  Seriously, the author copped out, and that dropped my adoration of it to a measly, “it was okay.”  So why am I thankful?  This was my first hint that epic, heart-wrenching endings are right up my alley.

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My Rating: 3.5/5 Stars
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I don’t think I need to explain my disappointment here.  I think we were ALL fairly disappointed by this.  So why am I thankful?  Well…we were given an alternate, entirely different speculative ending–which goes to show not all things are set in stone when it comes to writing.

AND FINALLY

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This was BEFORE my goodreads days and I loathe this book so much I refuse to even rate it, that would mean having it on my shelves.  I don’t even have a reason to be thankful for this, honestly–except perhaps that I NEVER, EVER have to look at or read it again.  Honestly, having read it at least 20 times within 10 years for school/college… I just can’t muster any form of adoration for it anymore.

So, there you have it!  What did you choose for your TTT this week?  Link me to your post or let me know your thoughts below!

Until next time, happy book-ing!