Monday, August 22, 2011

Review: "Saving Sarah" by Lacey Thorn

Saving Sarah (Lottery Brides)Saving Sarah by Lacey Thorn

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

2 1/2 stars

So, what do we have here? Sarah - no last name because, really, who cares? - is found in a very compromising situation and has two choices: go to jail or put her name in the bride lottery. She chooses the latter, of course.

(The bride lottery was very common in a west where women were far and few. Often considered the more delicate sex, men had started objecting when women were brought to trial with the intent to serve jail time. All a woman really needed was a firm hand from the man in her life. She couldn’t be held responsible for actions that could have been prevented by the right man. Thus the lottery was created and religiously adhered to in some small western towns. Sarah’s being one of them.)

Luckily for her, the man who "wins" her in the lottery is Deputy Riley James, who happens to be the man of her dreams and, you guessed it, has had the hots for her since forever.

And that's all the plot you'll get from this book, because what follows is one sex scene after another until they confess they love each other and live happily ever after.

As smut goes, this wasn't a bad one. Sarah and Riley were nice, knew how to set the sheets on fire, and the setup was believable. However, Ms. Thorn's writing didn't do it for me this time. There was too much info dump in the first chapter and too much (vanilla) sex scenes in the remaining ones, when she seemingly decided to ditch any attempt at storytelling and focused on sharing the intimate details of Sarah and Riley's thirty-six-hour wedding night with the readers. Hmmm, why am I complaining? *grins*

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