Poet by Juli Valenti
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I finished this book in one day. Any avid reader knows this is the highest compliment. If you are a romance novel fan, read this book. You will not be disappointed.
Now, for the details...
If you're a fan of Sons of Anarchy, you will appreciate this book even more, although this is a romance, so the focus is on the two love interests. Don't expect the all-out cringe-worthy grittiness of the TV show. There's plenty of gritty, just not the same prison-rape shock value (which I consider a GOOD thing for a romance novel).
The characters are well-developed, 3-dimensional and surprisingly relatable (I don't know about you, but being a female MC member is not my cup of tea, and yet I still connected with Poet). I think there is so much more to both Titan and Poet, but that's because the author did such a good job exploring their personalities, flaws, and aspirations that I want to know more.
And the sex? Steamy steamy steamy. Big thumbs up. Double thumbs up. This is not your typical gratutitous sex, either. While I'm a lover of erotica and steamy romance, I also insist on the sex scenes making sense...you know what I'm talking about...the act has to contribute to the story, otherwise it's like 80's porn. Am I right? The pizza guy knocks on the door. The housewife answers the door. *cue the bouncy bass* Yeah, no. Not that at all.
Overall, I give this book 5 peace signs. Excellent.
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