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Sex Love Repeat Paperback – 18 November 2013
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- Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform; 1st edition (18 November 2013)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 282 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1493763121
- ISBN-13 : 978-1493763122
- Dimensions : 15.24 x 1.63 x 22.86 cm
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This is a thrilling and interesting love triangle with a twist like no other. Madison and the two men in her life ... Paul and Stewart have an amazing story and the connection and chemistry with both men is sizzling and their arrangement definitely unique.
Stewart is a gorgeous venture capitalist obsessed with work, and Paul, equally beautiful but easy-going & an intense professional surfer. From the very start, it's clear that the very descriptive sexual relationships Madison shares with each man is hardcore, frequent and well-written - Madison is plain and simple an innately sexual being. And the hot men are well up to the task-steamy stuff!
Every time I read Alessandra Torre she manages to bend my mind; she likes to make you push your boundaries. The chapters alternate between four different POVs. This is a stay up all night kind of read. I couldn't read fast enough towards the final 30%; I just couldn't wrap my mind around how the author was going to successfully get us out of this insane situation.
The very frequent sex scenes may not be for all readers, but made 100% complete sense to the characters and storyline. I didn't know if Madison would have to eventually choose between the men, and wasn't sure I really wanted her to..until the end of the story.
When i first read the blurb for this book, i was intrigued by the storyline and couldn't wait to read it.
It's an interesting premise......a woman with a strong, sexual appetite who is in a relationship with two different men (both of whom know of the other, if not WHO the other man is). I love the fact that someone was willing to explore this concept, one where a woman is the protagonist for an open relationship and not necessarily driven by the man's need. In my opinion though, i think it was under-explored in this book. There was potential for this to have been so much more.
The characters were good, likeable.....but felt a little under-developed as well.
There was a very heavy focus on the sex.....almost every page....she literally hopped from one bed (or table, bathroom cabinet, floor) to the other's. I'm all for some explicit, steamy content, but this was becoming tedious and repetitive. Was there much else to these people apart from their voracious libido's?? Sure, we get to read about their work life, and a bit about their past history, but that was it! No social interactions really, no friends, no LIFE! Just sex sex sex, the occasional surf and corporate function, then more sex sex sex.
Eventually, an incident occurs and the two men are suddenly face to face with each other. This was an interesting plot development and kept me reading on to see how things panned out.
Overall, it was a good read. I'm glad i read it. It was a bit thought provoking, and wasn't unbearable to read. But it didn't exactly have the 'wow' factor i was anticipating.
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So what didn't I like about it?
First person perspective, constantly changing to different points of view, is not my favourite thing to read, but it's even worse when the author keeps trying to tell me how I feel and getting it wrong. At the end of a lot of Madd's chapters she says "I know you hate me and judge me" or some variation thereof and I wasn't hating or judging at all. Addressing the reader is a dangerous game for any author and in this instance I think she got it wrong. There were sections of it that were quite repetitive too, with Madd often thinking the same thoughts in exactly the same words. That said, there wasn't as much emotion and angst as you'd expect from a first person POV.
Dana. That whole thing confused the hell out of me. At the beginning I assumed she was Stewart's ex-lover because of the way she speaks and thinks and behaves and then when it's announced who she really is I got completely confused. I went back to the beginning thinking I'd misread it, but no...it still reads like it was written by a lover. It's almost like the author started out planning to have her as an ex and then later realised it wouldn't work for the story, so she changed it without altering the back story. Very weird.
Stewart. Frankly the whole 'sex and love are the same thing' attitude is one of my bugbears. I'll own up to that freely. If two people have nothing more in their lives than having sex twice a week, that's not love. Especially when he's about as emotionally available as a kitchen cabinet. If they wanted to have that kind of relationship then yay for them, but don't portray it as something it isn't.
The big reveal about Stuart and Paul. The way it was done at about 41% in is kind of anticlimactic, almost a throwaway thought from Dana. With my editor head on I can't help but feel it would have had far more emotional impact had it been revealed at the hospital with everyone present. As it was, it kind of ruined any major angst that the book should have stirred up because you had all that quiet time to see it coming.
The ending. As much as I was glad about who she ended up with, I thought it was again anticlimactic that she didn't really have any say in the matter. There wasn't any big decision making or heartache or any of that. The decision was made for her and she was cool with it, which seems, after all the buildup, to take away what should have been the pivotal moment of the story.
What did I like?
I liked Madd and Paul's characters. I liked that Madd was so brazenly just who she is and is okay with that. She doesn't make excuses or try to conform. She's just a free spirit that knows what she likes and it was good to read, although I did hate her on occasions for her selfish attitude and what she was putting Paul through. But it's okay to hate characters. Paul was a sweet and vulnerable man and I liked his sections too. You could see a real progression from damaged innocent to protective man. I was glad that he stood up when it counted.
All the surfing terms. Nothing better than feeling like you're learning things and actually the surfing sections were really well written.
The story was relatively well edited. There were only a handful or two of mistakes that I spotted, which makes a change.
Some of the sex scenes were really steamy and at first you think the hottest ones are with Stewart and then Paul surprises you, leading to an all round hot-fest.
So on balance I probably wouldn't recommend it unless you want an easy read that's not too hard-hitting. Maybe a summer beach read?
Another fantastic read from Ms Torre. I would highly recommend this 5-star story.
I was pleasantly surprised with this book and I will be looking at other titles by this author with a keen interest. I will also be recommending this book to all my friends!!! Fantastic xxx
I have to say I liked both Paul and Stewart, though for different reasons. Paul is very laid back while Stewart is very intense, but both are great guys.
It all seemed to fall apart for me after the half way point. I loved the revelation that occurred, I just cant say I understood what happened afterwards. I expected more of a fight and there wasn't one, which disappointed me a bit. I wanted them to fight over her, it just seemed too easy in the end.