Monday, April 8, 2013

Mini-Reviews: All Over You (Devoured #0.5) and Devoured (Devoured #1) by Emily Snow



Title: All Over You (Devoured #0.5)
Author: Emily Snow
Publisher: Touchstone
Published: February 2013
Purchase:  Amazon |  Barnes&Noble

Before Sienna was devoured, before Lucas was consumed, they were all over each other . . .

Lucas Wolfe is used to getting what he wants—from everyone but one person, that is—so when he meets the wardrobe assistant hired to work his band’s newest video, he’s got to have her. From the moment Sienna first obediently whispers “Yes, Mr. Wolfe”, he knows she’s perfect for him. 
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Three days. And he’ll have her stripped down and bound to his bed. 







Title: Devoured (Devoured #1)
Author: Emily Snow
Publisher:  Touchstone
Published: February 2013
Purchase: Amazon |  Barnes&Noble

Sienna Jensen had no plans to return home when she graduated college last spring—after all, her dreams lie in California. But when she discovers her grandmother’s Nashville home has been foreclosed, and the new owner has started the eviction process, Sienna has no other choice but go back to Music City. And she comes face to face with the flawed, gorgeous man she never thought she’d see again. The man who now holds the deed to her grandma’s estate.Photobucket

When millionaire rock star Lucas Wolfe finds the outspoken redhead glaring at him from across a courtroom, he’s both infuriated and intrigued. He still can't get the night Sienna almost spent with him out of his mind, and the chemistry between them is as undeniable as it was two years ago. He craves Sienna more than ever. And just like everything Lucas hungers for, he’s determined to have her.

Now, Lucas will do whatever it takes to lure Sienna into his bed, even if that means making a deal with her: ten days with him, playing by his rules, and he’ll hand over the deed to her grandmother’s home. Though she agrees to the arrangement, Sienna is conflicted. Because of her duty to her family. Because of promises she’s made to herself and a past that still haunts her. And as Lucas’s game of seduction continues, and Sienna is introduced to his dark, erotic world and even darker background, she realizes that at any moment, she could be devoured.

*This novel contains adult situations and content*



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All Over You (Devoured, #0.5)

My Rating: ★★

"'You smell like apples...'
'...And you taste like the best kind of sin.'”

I started this novella before reading Devoured; and, while I wasn’t blown away by the story or the characters, I was intrigued and the ending did have me curious. Since this was a lead in for the main story and takes place two years before book one, I thought it was worthy of three stars. It gave me high hopes that Devoured would be much better than the novella with the revealing of all the secrets and the character growth that the male MC clearly needed.


Devoured (Devoured, #1)

My Rating: 1/2

“'What you did hurt, Lucas. You wanted me to submit to you
just so you could tell me to screw off.' I whisper harshly. 
'And now you want me.'”

Unfortunately… the novella was better than book one for me. I definitely had some issues with the errors that were present in my ecopy, but that was nothing compared to the issues I had with Lucas. In the last couple of weeks, I’ve read a lot of angsty books with the proverbial bad boy, the chip on his shoulder, and his inflated ego. All of those characters had these things in common, though: a tragic secret that led them to put on this protective air and the fact that they turned out to be really sweet and loving guys. Lucas didn’t get the memo – especially on that last part. The guy was just mean. Other than a pretty face and the fact that he could sing, he didn’t seem to have any other winning qualities. I’m not sure why Sienna was so into him... and vice versa. Because she was shy and simpering? Ick. I can’t get on board with that kind of female MC. I was extremely disappointed with the abrupt ending and the fact that the big secret was never told. No, we are supposed to wait for the third book to fill us in on the juicy details. Well, I’m sorry. My patience has worn thin, and I’ve lost interest. I won’t be reading the third.

The worst part is that, when I went to write this review, I had to get the book and look up the characters’ names. Very bad sign. If I forget the names and most of the story as soon as I shut the book, then it was not a good read for me. Steamy scenes? Yes. An ‘indecent proposal’-type plot? Yes. Worthy of fictional boyfriend list and gushy phone calls to my reader friends? Unh-unh. Most definitely not. 

I do want to stress that, while this series has been a miss for me, it appears to be a hit with a lot of readers.  I just couldn’t get past Lucas’s being such a douche-bag.  If you’re seeking a broken, bad boy who is desperately in need of being saved by a woman’s love and who only has temporary moments of douche-baggery but a heart that makes up for it, try:
On Dublin Street (On Dublin Street, #1) Leave Me Breathless (Ross Siblings, #3) Hopeless (Hopeless, #1)

chelesiggy

3 comments:

  1. "Lucas didn’t get the memo – especially on that last part. The guy was just mean." --> yepp those are basically my feelings on this one in a nutshell. I just didnt get it... AT ALL. However I love that I see On Dublin Street at the bottom... BRADEN is a character worth drooling over. Great review wifey!

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  2. WOW, your's is probably the hundredth review I have read for this, where the reader didn't like it. I am actually very surprised, because generally I am a bad boy with a heart girl hands down, and while said bad boys do have there moments smack-you-in-the-face moments (cough....Daemon...cough) I also can't stand it when the guy is just plain old mean. It annoys the hell out of me.

    OH MY GOSH, the forgetting the character names...TOTALLY AGREE!!! :D And it's kinds sad the novella was better than the book. *snicker*

    I'm not sure if I'll pick this series up or not, but we'll see. ;p Awesomelicious review, girl! :D

    ~ Maida
    Literary Love Affair 

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  3. Thanks for the informative review. I have both of these on my Kindle and I'll probably read them eventually, but I won't put them at the top of the list now for sure.

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