I'm currently on a mission to go through and delete or read Kindle books that have accumulated on my Kindle. Here's three books I've recently given a shot:
Ride Me Hard by Shari Slade
is a motorcycle "romance" in 90 pages. There isn't much to describe
because it's a motorcycle romance. This novella doesn't really offer
anything knew to the genre and continues to perpetuate the alpha male
who is entitled to staking his claim. All the usual stuff, but this one
lacks substance and pales in comparison to motorcycle novels like Nine Minutes.
The characters are just there and offer no substance. There's no
characterization and no plot. I've read worse, but it's a Kindle
Freebie. It's fun to read for free, but not worth buying.
Whimsical Writing Scale: 2.25
Character Scale: 1.5
Plotastic Scale: 1
Cover Thoughts: Stereotypical motorcycle cover for a stereotypical motorcycle novel with no plot.
Break Me In by Shari Slade
novella continues where the first book leaves off. Star is on her way
to enter the motorcycle club under Noah. The first novel in this
five-part serial wasn't great, but it was a good set up and had me
interested in where this series was going. It was offered for free
within the first book, so I decided to pick it up because I was
intrigued to see where this story was going. Not surprisingly it quickly
went down hill. The plot is just too confounded and quickly turns into
this whole pissing contest for domination between Noah and the MC gang's
leader, Dev. Once Noah
beats Star with a whip and she "puts on a show", but kind of loves it,
was when I was done reading this series. The book leaves off with a
cliffhanger, but I don't care about what happens to a member of Noah's
family that I haven't even met. It's just poor writing,
characterization, and plot development.
Whimsical Writing Scale: 1
Character Scale: 1
Plotastic Scale: 1
Cover Thoughts: I swear I've seen this cover on ten other romance novels.
Demon Kissed by H.M. Ward
DNF @ page 28
don't think I'm the target audience for this at the moment... or ever
again. If I had picked this up years ago, I would've gobbled it up as
quickly as I did the House of Night novels. Speaking of HoN, this book
resembles a striking resemblance with the concept of being given a mark
at a certain age (coming of age). The mark is on the forehead in both
instances and the only difference is angels and vampires. It's all the
same coin. The writing is awkward and there were several times I
couldn't make it throughout one page without cringing more than once. An
"Inseparable things- I learned- could be separated, but it hurt like hell."
book tries and because it's the author is giving her best effort I
won't star this as 1 star. This just isn't for me, but many people enjoy
this novel, so give it a try yourself.
Have you read any of these books? Are you cleaning out your kindle or bookshelves? Let me know down below in the comments!