Author: J. M. Frazier
Series: King’s Harlots MC
Genre: MC Romance / Mystery
Released: March 20, 2016
Rating: 2.75 Stars
The struggle was real with this one. I do my absolute best to finish what I start, so I soldiered through this book (no pun intended). However, once I finished the book I still didn’t get much closure. Now that I’ve read the book, I’ve looked through a few of the other reviews. Typically, with ARCs I go in blind so my review is all my own. There was no chance of that happening in this case. Apparently, I’m experiencing a serious case of “IT MUST BE ME”. I didn’t hate the book; I just feel it was overly ambitious.
Here’s what went well: Smoking hot sex scenes and a great alpha male hero, who’s hot and bossy. The overall concept is great. I love the idea of a badass all female MC kicking butt and taking names. It just didn’t work out that way. Here’s what could use some work (in my opinion): The plot was all over the place. This book takes “doing too much” to the MAX. I’m still trying to figure out if it’s an MC Romance, Suspense, Mystery, Feminist Manifesto, or Military Drama. There’s just so much going on and multiple storylines at play that none of them were executed as well as they could have been, again that’s my opinion. With that said, if you like lots of over the top drama, this is your gig.
My biggest issue with this book is the heroine. She does all this talk about not needing a man to validate her or her MC’s existence, yet she doesn’t hesitate to call on multiple other MCs and her new boyfriend to help her. She also goes on ad nauseam about how much she’s doing to find the kidnapped girls, however the only thing she really does is have sex and hosts ineffectual meetings at the MC. She never actually does anything worthwhile. It was literally at 66% of the book when she mentions the research she had pulled together on the missing women. Don’t sit around talking; get up and do something. Needless to say that frustrated me to no end.
My next issue is that multiple storylines never get resolved. I don’t want to completely ruin the experience for anyone else with spoilers, but there’s A LOT going in this book. I assume the purpose of having multiple storylines is to set the stage for future releases, however a couple of the storylines really should have been tied up better in this first installment. More isn’t always better.
WHEW…I went full on rant! Sorry, I didn’t mean for that to happen
Moving on… The concept is great and I really wanted to love this book, however it confounded more than entertained me. That’s not to say others won’t enjoy this. Other posted reviews are great and again… SMOKING HOT sex scenes. So, if you like the idea of an all-female MC making a name for themselves in a male dominated world and want to take a chance, give this book a shot. Just don’t say you weren’t warned if it doesn’t quite deliver.
I hope you enjoyed this review
**I received an ARC via NetGalley for my honest review**