Saturday, September 14, 2013

Book Review: Desire (The Dining Club #1)

Desire (The Dining Club #1)Desire (The Dining Club #1) by 

It's usually bad luck when a book advertises to "fans of New York Times bestselling authors E. L. James, Sylvia Day, and J. Kenner..." because they overwhelmingly can't deliver, and unfortunately I don't feel this novella did either.

The premise is compelling-an exclusive Dining Club that offers a series of sexual challenges, and if you pass a challenge, you move on to the next level. If you fail, you are out of the club and can never return. For Grace, this means her 6 month relationship with David will be over, and they will part ways as friends instead of lovers.  David is hoping that Grace is up to the task so they can take their relationship to the next level.

The problem in reading this novella stems from character development- Grace is impatient, a little selfish, and downright bitchy. David seems good-natured and laid back, until you see him in his real environment of comfort, the Dining Club, then the alpha-hole comes out. I was so confused, for a few pages I thought it was a different character. The reader will not connect to characters they don't care about, and that's what happened to me here. Hopefully the next chapters in this saga will be more developed and engaging to the reader.

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