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Hi I'm Janna and I am a book whore! I started this blog after being a part of another for years. While being a big blog may be nice I like to stay true to me having a love for books, that's why I blog. I love books and I want to share that love with my readers of this blog. I love to read, books are my escape and a huge part of my life besides my husband and two children. I am honest and sometimes sassy in my reviews but never mean. Some of my favorite authors include Kristen Ashley, Penelope Douglas, T.M. Frazier, M.N. Forgy, Rachel Van Dyken, Meghan March and Vi Keeland to only name a few!

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Tuesday, July 5, 2016

ARC Review! Total D*ck by Christina Saunders

I’m your classic skirt chaser. A womanizer. A total d*ck. My reputation is dirtier than a New Orleans street after a Mardi Gras parade. I take unwinnable cases and win them. Where people see defeat, I see a big fat paycheck. And when most men see rejection, it’s because the sexiest woman at the bar has already promised to go home with me.

But Scarlett Carmichael is the one person I can’t seem to conquer. This too-cool former debutante has it all—class, attitude, and a body that begs to be worshipped. I’ve never worked with a person like her before—hell, I’ve never played nice with anyone before in my life, and I’m not about to start with her. This woman wasn’t meant to be played nicely with. It’s going to be dirty. It’s going to be hot. She’s about to spend a lot of time with the biggest d*ck in town. And she’s going to love every minute of it…

I enjoyed this, a lot. Kennedy is not nice, and he really doesn’t want or intend to be, so this works for him. Scarlett doesn’t like him, on sight, on first impression, or by reputation. Kennedy lives up to his name and there are few redeeming qualities about the person the reader initially meets.
Often in books where one of the characters is less than perfect, there is a moment of redemption, a reason that they are less than the perfect hero or heroine. Trauma in their past; a fear of being hurt; the pain of rejection. And, while that may be there for Kennedy, I loved that, in Total D*ck, Kennedy really was a jerk. He really was a womanizer. He is intentionally rude and demeaning to Scarlett when he meets her, and really isn’t all that nice to her until about halfway through the book.
Scarlett doesn’t like Kennedy, and she has good reason. She is a professional woman from an upper class world and is less than impressed with Kennedy, the way he is dressed, his office, his manners and generally questions his ability as an attorney.
This is an enemies to lovers story and as I mentioned above, I appreciated that there was no real attempt on Kennedy’s part to redeem himself. Scarlett started to see him as different than her initial impressions, she started to look a little deeper into who he actually was…after a lot of assumptions that turned out to be inaccurate.

The writing was excellent, the pacing was mostly strong and good overall, although I felt it was a little unbalanced with the parts of the book where Kennedy and Scarlett hated one another vs. when they were involved. The dialog was believable and the lawsuit background was solid without being overwhelming.

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