Sunday, April 10, 2011

Review: "Riding the Storm" by Sydney Croft

Riding the Storm (ACRO, #1)Riding the Storm by Sydney Croft

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Wow! How many sex scenes can an author - or in this case, authors - cram into a book? A lot, apparently. I didn't keep track of them, but I'm willing to bet this book has more sex scenes than chapters. And that's why I'm shelving it as an "erotica-romantica" read even though it isn't officially labeled as that.

I don't know what to say here... I loved the concept of a sexed-up version of the X-Men (one of my favorite comics), but the final result disappointed me. Besides the too-much-sex factor I've already mentioned above, I didn't like the way the side stories - and there were 2 of them! - interrupted the flow of the main story between Remy and Haley. I had no problem following the 3 stories, but I didn't care for the way they were written. I thought they all would somehow come together and "connect the dots" in the end, but that didn't happen and I was left thinking that Remy and Haley had been shortchanged. As it was, they didn't have enough pages to convince me that there was more than amazing sexual chemistry between them.

I'll give the next book in the series a try because I really like the series' concept and I know that the 1st book in a series can be hampered by the authors' need to "set the stage", so to speak. I won't be running to do it, though.

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  2. I have started following your reviews after coming across a couple on GR...I love your style. I chose this one to comment on as your opinion mirrors my own on this book....I wanted to love it, because I love Larissa's work, but in the end it was average.

    Love the blog

    Nic @ scorching book reviews

  3. Thanks, nix! I still haven't read the 2nd book in this series. I wasn't kidding when I said I wouldn't be running to do it, LOL.