As most of you probably know, I also own and review on Pure Textuality. I decided that I am going to share some of my favorite reviews here on my author site. Not all of them. Just the ones I really like and think you might like too. I am an avid reader and I figured you guys might be interested in some of the stuff that I like to read. So! Here’s my first one! Strings by Kendall Grey!
WARNING: STRINGS is not suitable for slut shamers, uptight stone throwers, Holier-Than-Thou prudes, humorless virgins, persons with chronic neck or back pain, pearl-clutching bitties, those who disparage crude humor or vulgarity in their many forms, closed-minded people with sticks up their asses, or anyone under the age of 18. The vile, base language and shocking, unholy sexual acts contained herein are not condoned by anyone with a lick of sense and should certainly not be reproduced without proper training and protection. The potty-mouthed and perpetually horny “heroine” (the term is used loosely) of this book does not resemble a normal, well-adjusted, or remotely believable person in any way, shape, or form. The author acknowledges that the characters in this book are shallow and two-dimensional; the plot is both ridiculous and insipid. She makes no apologies for any of it.
* Readers are strongly advised to wear latex gloves whilst reading to minimize contamination risks.
Free-spirited musician Letty Dillinger adheres to a strict, “no strings attached” policy when it comes to men. After a wild night of unabashed sex in a fancy hotel room, she never expects to see the adventurous stud she dubs “Shades” again. When her all-girl rock trio books a tour at the last minute as the opening act for their archenemies, Letty’s shocked to discover she knows the competition’s new lead singer. Intimately. Shades is no longer a one-night stand. Now he’s the guy she has to one-up on stage every night for the sake of her career.
Sharing close quarters on a bus with her sexy nemesis and his bad-boy buddies puts Letty’s Golden Rule to the test. On this tour, guitar strings aren’t the only things being played. And when heartstrings are pulled too hard, they’re bound to snap sooner or later.
I’m totally going to ride the coat tails of GINNY’S REVIEW by stating that this review, much like the warning in the synopsis of the book states, may not be suitable for all audiences. So if you’re got a heart condition or a serious problem with girls who have questionable morals, TURN BACK NOW!!!!
Still here?? Gooood!!
I want to preface this review by also stating that I dont read erotica. Not because I have a problem with it. I dont. I’ve just never taken the plunge and gotten into it. I’ll be honest, I have always viewed erotica as nothing more than porn in words. I WAS RIGHT, GODDAMMIT!!! SMUTTY, DIRTY, SMUTTY SMUT!!!!
Nah, I’m just kidding.
As a person, I love Kendall. We have been friends online for a while (thanks for Ginny telling me that I NEEEEEEEEEED to read the Inhale series) and she’s ALWAYS good entertainment. Good education too! She’s where I learned the phrase “holy shitpops!” When she started talking about the release of Strings, I was intrigued by what I am now dubbing as eROCKtica. We are naming the genre. You heard it here first folks. I am making it a thing. eROCKtica. Trademark Pure Textuality 2013. Tell your neighbors.
Well, you might want to be careful who you tell actually…
A few nights before I started reading this book, I went out and celebrated World Book Night with Ginny. We gave out lots of books and dished lots of books. I mentioned to her that I wanted to read Strings and she proceeded to give me a relative warning about the contents of the book. See that warning up above??? That shit is NO JOKE!
This may not come as a shock to some of you but Kendall Grey’s eROCKtica (like what I just did there???) isn’t just porn on a page. From all of Ginny’s ravings, I knew she was a good author but I didn’t know she was next level. Around all the waggling man junk and lovely lady parts, Strings is a GREAT story that I was immediately sucked into. That was not meant to be dirty. Get your mind out of the gutter!
We kick off this book meeting our main character Letty. Right out of the gate, she had me DYING laughing. This chick is beyond funny and completely lacks the ability to use the filter most of us are born with that resides somewhere between our brains and our mouths. Within the first ten pages or so, you are given more than enough proof to know that this chick has ZERO inhibitions about anything. As we make our way to the first sex scene, my reaction was “Oh…….oh god……she’s really gonna…….YEP! She did!! Holy hell!!” Not for the squeamish. That’s all I have to say about that. wink wink
Shades is the male lead in this filthy little story and he’s every bit as much fun as Letty is. No inhibitions. Totally open to “whatever”. Physically, he’s the guy every father on this planet dreads his little princess hooking up with and every mother on this planet secretly WANTS to hook up with. He’s so much fun!
The story is very well written. Usually that much sex in a book you can blow through in one afternoon would seem wasted and forced but (and yes, I am going to use this) it is kind of necessary for the story line. In a weird way, you really see the evolution of the dynamic between these two just in the way they bone.
I am giving Strings 5 lady boners! This was a super-fun introduction into the world of eROCKtica for me. I am sooo going to use the SHIT out of that word now. eROCKtica eROCKtica eROCKtica eROCKtica eROCKtica eROCKtica eROCKtica eROCKtica eROCKtica eROCKtica eROCKtica eROCKtica eROCKtica eROCKtica eROCKtica eROCKtica eROCKtica
In regards to the author, I think it is high time I actually READ the copy of Inhale that has been sitting on my Kindle for months! I am looking forward to reading more of Kendall’s work. She’s knows how to tell a story and tell it well. Even if it is laced with Goerge Carlin’s 7 Dirty Words. Seriously, this chick swears just as bad as Ginny and I. THAT is saying something!