I'm an avid reader and reviewer of romance books, especially m-m and erotica. You can find me on http://www.goodreads.com/user/show/4669232-baba-marcus-tyler-tate-dan-ty-hunter
DNF at 50 %.**2 stars. Review posted October 27, 2013
I would like to say this…
…for many wonderful reading hours. Tate will always be one of my favorite heroes. Ever.
But. Yes, there is a 'but'.
Over the years reading tastes change. As I see it, mine must have changed pretty drastically because I don't enjoy KA's books anymore. Simply put, it's obvious that I have moved on to something that appeals much more to me. As a matter of fact, it's a natural process that I, as a reader, need and want to evolve. I won't give you a rundown of my list of issues. I will, however, quote a reader who asked me this after I DNFd the book: "Oh no, what happened?" That's exactly the crux of the matter. Nothing happened. I'm not willing anymore to read the same book with the same characters over and over again. Whilst reading Jagged I got the impression that I have read the same story before. Sure, the editing is much better than before, yet the characterizations, the speech and behavior patterns are the same. I want, however, distinct characters and somewhat more variety when it comes to story lines. I just think that diversity is something incredibly positive, something that will keep me happy as a reader. It is also something that will keep me reading for many years to come. Unfortunately, I had to realize that I won't get that by reading KA's books.
No worries, I know there are thousands of happy KA fans out there and that's perfectly fine by me. I hope, however, that you will respect my way of looking at things. Thank you.
"See, that's the beauty of books. We get to take what we want out of them and it can be different for everyone. You get a good one, you may even find what you need."
Jagged was my 21st book by KA and I guess there is this specific moment when you know it's time to move on. I can reflect and reminisce all I want but in the end the result will be the same. Reading is always a matter of my personal enjoyment, a matter of me having fun and immersing myself in a story and its characters. And when a book is outstanding, then it's also about me soaking up many magical moments that will stay with me for a long time; when I'm lucky enough then these special moments will stay with me forever. With that said, it saddens me to say that the magic is gone and Jagged has been my last book by Kristen Ashley. I'd be lying if I said I wasn't disappointed. Believe me, I am. I guess this short summary of how I feel must serve as my swan song. Besides, I think that deep down in my heart I've already moved on after my little disaster with Creed. Hence, Jagged is just proof that I made the right decision.
It was a beautiful dance as long as it lasted.
Swiss musician Gölä performing Schwan (Swan). I know you won't understand anything coz it's Bernese German, a specific Swiss dialect. Yet I chose this track because the title is so apt. There are no boundaries for that swan as white as snow...
You can fast forward to 1:00.
I hope that your wings will carry you to a beautiful place where you will find many wonderful books. Happy reading!
**ARC courtesy of Forever (Grand Central Publishing) via NetGalley**