Thursday, January 14, 2016

Wonder Lust by Lavender Daye - Review

Title: Wonder Lust (Somewhere, TX #5

Author: Lavender Daye
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Length: 116 pages
Publisher: Indie
Release Date: December 18, 2014
Source: Self-Purchased
Rating: 2
Heat Rating: 4
Reviewed by: Jasmyn

Max Travis loved his life. A great job, a nice apartment in NYC, and a thriving social life. Amazing how one little infraction, one slip into forbidden pleasure, could shake up a lifestyle. Delia Kelly enrolled at JCMU to study history and social work. She had a solid plan, one that didn’t include dating. Studying and working part time would fill her schedule and she'd already found a job at a local diner.

The Jackalope café wasn’t known for romance, but when Max and Delia met, the rules disappeared. Could a one-night-only affair be enough?
This is a low point in the series for me. The story of naive-ish college student hooking up with a womanizing history professor seemed a little cliche, but there were some nice highlight in it. The professor was always upfront with women about not being interested at least, so he was a good womanizer - sort of? There just wasn't a whole lot of meat to their relationship and the mini BDSM elements fell short of being very realistic. In fact, the part that I wanted to see them most - their trip to Dallas - was skimmed over in just a few paragraphs.

In order to beef the story up, a stalker was added, but he was never really part of the story. To be honest, I forgot about him until he had his next couple paragraphs later in the story, and then again towards the end. He seemed to be added just to give the reader something to read.

I'm also confused as to why Delia's family history was so important. We actually hear more about this than the stalker, but then it just went away and we don't hear more about it. I was very confused. There were some many good directions to go, but none of them were taken.

Somewhere, TX

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