Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Seeing Red by Holley Trent

Seeing Red
by Holley Trent

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Published by: Lyrical Press on June 16, 2014
Genres: Music Industry, Erotic Romance
Source: ARC from Publisher
Rating: 2 Stars

NOTICE: I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

She married him to save face, but will it be at her heart’s expense?
Megan Coffman needs to put her divorce from one of rock and roll’s biggest womanizers behind her—fast. Dubbed “Poor Meg” by the music media, she’s sick of being pitied and thinks the best way to show the public she’s moved on is to flash her brand new engagement ring. But now she needs a man and a wedding to go with it...

Thirty-five year old Russian expatriate Seth “Red” Rozhkov likes the idea of an instant family and agrees to play husband for a year for a virtual stranger. Women just want him for one thing anyway, and it’s not happily-ever-after. A mutual friend swears if Red plays his cards right, he could have Meg for keeps. He’s willing to try.

Meg finds Red an enigma. He’s a gentle giant, solicitous almost to a fault—and the no-strings-attached sex is amazing, but she’s used to being used. What’s Red getting out of the deal? How can she trust a man who hasn’t asked her for anything in return?

I'm honestly not sure what to say about this one. I remained thoroughly confused throughout the entire book as to why Sergei "Red" Rozhkov married "Poor Meg" in the first place. "Poor Meg" seemed like a total b*tch to me with no redeeming qualities. Sergei, or "Seth" (he had 2 nicknames which was also confusing), seemed like a whipping boy with no personality who was willing to take whatever Meg gave him. Meg treated him like crap, but used him for sex. Somehow (although I totally missed it), the two fall in love in this story. I keep thinking that I missed something here. Can a book really be this confusing and have no redeemable characters? The sex scenes were okay, but nothing to write home about. If you like the author, I'd recommend reading it - perhaps you like her writing style - otherwise, I'd skip it.

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