Monday, February 1, 2016

Beast by Sam Crescent & Jenika Snow

Beast (The Soldiers of Wrath MC: Grit Chapter, #1)
Beast by Sam Crescent

My rating: 2 of 5 stars

Writing: ★★
Story: ★★
Characters: ★

Overall rating: 1.6

Not even sure what I just read. It was like some guy, Beast, playing at being a dominant and a bad ass biker. It seemed to me that the only way he could get to Bridget was to hold his, and the club's, protection over her head. Fuck me; Submit to me; Suck my dick; if you want my protection.
By 45% I was ready to DNF this book. Forty-five percent! Up to that point it was sex, sex, and more sex. Don't get me wrong, I love sex in my books, but this just wasn't believable in the least, and I didn't get the warm fuzzies from it. But I figured I needed to keep going to at *least* get to the damn story. Where was Rafe? Was there going to be a showdown? Was I *ever* going to find out?

Bridget, what a weak woman. I could not feel sorry for her. She was naive, and weak. She looks at herself in the mirror and doesn't recognize the woman she's become. Her ex changed everything about her, her hair, her clothes, etc. And here she is, changing just as quick as she can for Beast.

Beast's "inner" monologue was much better than when he opened his mouth. And of course, we have to have a male character with an 11" penis. Really? Realistic much?
Soon after he's spanked her with a belt, had her in every position imaginable, completely turned her into his "submissive" to his wonderful "Dominant" side, he's changing her. Wanting her to be his "slut". Even though, for one moment she denies it, it's too late, he's already done it; changed her into something he wanted. She has no backbone.

But I do want to give her props for taking all 11" of Beast.. *anally*.
If the author(s) think this is what Dominance and Submission is all about, they are terribly, terribly mistaken. Either you have it in the book and do it right, or don't attempt it.

Beast and Bridget are step siblings. The last time they saw each other she was 14 and he was 18. They have not seen or spoken to each other in 20 years. She goes to him for help, her ex, who is in the mafia, is looking for her and means to kill her because of something she's seen. Beast is the only person she knows to turn to for help, even though they didn't leave things on a very good note when he left to join an MC and she and her parents moved away.

And what does Beast do? He tells her that he'll help her "for a price". How nice. But, at this point, she'll do anything to save her life. Even give up her body to Beast and all his brothers. Beast takes full advantage of her and her naiveté.

Beast goes on and on about how she played center stage in all his sexual fantasies. Ummm. Dude, when you saw her last she was FOURTEEN! One line that turned me off immediately.. "I want to fuck your pussy and fill you with my spunk." Said the same day they meet after 20 years. And seriously? Who says "spunk" anymore?
Okay, so I was wrong about Beast's inner monologue...
"He kind of liked the thought of a little fight where she only wore her underwear and was forced to fight the other bitches for his dick."
Yeah, Beast is kind of a douche.

Finally, finally.. at chapter 11 we start to see some discussion about Rafe and what the club is going to do!!

It lasts for less than a couple pages and we're back to sex.

It does pick up again around 70%. We do get to see Beast when he isn't a complete dick. But Bridget is still a hot mess. But she's his hot mess, and I can't think of two people more deserving of each other.
I know, from just the few snippets we get, that Beast, in his own way, really does care for Bridget, and we do finally get to see that, but not until it's too far into the story to care.

I like these authors and have read other books they've written, but they totally missed it with this one.

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    1. These are 2 authors I really enjoy, but this one was a total miss for me. So yeah, probably a good idea to "pass" on it. :)