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Monday, May 4, 2015

Review: Command Me (Royals Saga #1) by Geneva Lee


Print Length: 361 pages
Publisher: Westminster Press (May 5, 2014)

From Goodreads.com: 
When he kissed me, I was shocked. He was a stranger and still so familiar. It wasn't until I woke up to my picture splashed on the cover of tabloids that I realized I knew who he was.

Prince Alexander of Cambridge.

Royal bad boy.

Exiled heir to the throne.

He isn't Prince Charming. He's controlling. He's demanding. He's dangerous. And I can't say no to him.

We both have secrets—secrets that could tear us apart or drive us closer together—and as the paparazzi exposes each one, I have to decide just how far I'm willing to go for King and Country.

For readers 18 and up due to mature, erotic scenarios.
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My Rating: 1 star out of 5

Its books like this that give the erotica (and BDSM) genre a bad name.  
Seriously, if you want to read good erotica where the sex is hot, but the focus of the book isn't on it - I would highly recommend checking out Tiffany Reisz and her Original Sinners series. 

That being said, lets talk about this book for a minute shall we? To begin with, I felt like this book was more of a fanfiction than an actual novel. A well-off trust fund girl fresh out of college meets the heir to the British throne - sort of shades of Willam and Catherine anyone? However, in this series his sister is the one who dies in a horrific car crash, and not his mother. 

Then there is the over abundant sex (none of which is BDSM in nature even though the female lead consistently talks about his dominance of her). Now don't get me wrong, I like a good sex scene just like anyone, but these were not only so overdone it became annoying, but they were also virtually the same. I can only read about "crowns" and "seams" and "beading nipples" so many times before I start skipping those parts altogether - which unfortunately is more than half of the novel. 

While we are on the subject of overabundance, let us also talk about Alexander frequently calling Clara "poppet" which I get is a term of endearment, but it was like he either couldn't remember her name or he was calling her "puppet" due to the way he could pull her strings anytime he wished. And I simply can't overlook the amount of times the word c-u-n-t was used throughout the book. It didn't make it hot, it didn't make it erotic - it made it trashy. 

Unfortunately, I do have the other two books in this series, so I will be continuing them (I am actually on the last book now, so expect my review of the second one shortly). Hopefully, they get better. 


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 Command Me (Royals Saga #1) is available (for FREE at the time of posting) from Amazon.com

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