Thursday, July 24, 2014

*ARC* Temptation - DNF Review


By: Robin Covington

Published: August 5, 2014 by Burning Up the Sheets, LLC

254 pages

Source: Netgalley ARC from publisher

(Goodreads /Amazon)

She needs to be good.

Five years ago, Kit Landry was homeless and alone at sixteen. Determined to ditch her crappy life, she moved to Nashville with only $200, her guitar, and a notebook full of songs. She hit it big as America’s country sweetheart, but a year of living like a rock star plus a stint in rehab has killed any good will she had with her label. The suits have ordered Kit to shape up or ship out of the limelight. The last thing she needs is a hot, sexy distraction with a sinful smile.

He doesn’t know the meaning of the word.

Max Butler is as far from a celebrity as you can get and he likes it that way. A Nashville firefighter, he’s living the single life with a revolving door of parties, friends, and a different woman in his bed every night. When his normal life suddenly collides with the girl on his favorite Rolling Stone cover, he sees the perfect chance to fulfill his ultimate fantasy and see just how bad Kit can be.

Sometimes bad is so very good.

With three weeks until Kit leaves for her big tour, Max promises to give her a break from being the good girl--no strings attached. But when hot days lead to sultry nights, the lines get blurred and suddenly three weeks of bad might not be good enough.
Why I requested this title:
Hot (6 ft 4 in) firefighter.
Tattooed cover model on the cover (yes I am a cover snob when picking books).
Gorgeous country singer who's trying to rebuild her reputation and her career.
Average rating of 4.4 stars.
<Yes, in that order.>

Aside from the steamy moments between Kit and Max, the rest of the story fell flat to me. I really wanted to love this. But it took a really long time to get anywhere in the story that was more than just superficial sex. And I got bored. On top of this, though I know it's an ARC and not the final copy, when there are sentence structure errors and missing words that completely would change the thought of a sentence had the correct word been there (and therefore causing the story or dialogue to be inconsistent), those are errors that are harder to overlook than just a few minor spelling errors before final printing. After making it 66% through and giving it my best effort, I decided it was time to DNF it and just move on to something else.

Kit Landry is a country music star that hit it big at the age of 15. At 21 she is trying to rebuild her career and her reputation. She has 3 weeks until she leaves for her tour to promote her latest CD. An unexpected fire in the recording studio one night brings her face to face with a gorgeous Nashville firefighter, Max Butler. At 23, Max is enjoying life as a party boy by night and he makes no qualms about his lack of interest in a relationship. He enjoys women and women enjoy him. Who wouldn't enjoy a three week long stress reliever by a 6 ft 4 in muscled firefighter? Kit is on board with whatever they can use each other for during that time frame. But keeping it from the press is hard work. One wrong move - or one wrong picture and story - could send her career falling completely flat.

Maybe you'll enjoy this better than I did. Since I did not finish it I won't give it a number rating.

Final Rating - DNF
This review is part of the ARC Thursday feature on Words Fueled by Love.


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