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Obras por James Hardcourt


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Hardcourt, James



"Friends with more kinky benefits" is a short erotic story with the trope friends-to-lovers, which is perfect for a weekend read.

I have to admit that I enjoyed the second book way more than the first one, and maybe because we finally got glimpses of Dylan as a dom.

However, a few things really annoyed me.

I really think the heroine is a bitch. She is manipulative at best, and exploitative at worst. I know that Dylan gives clear consent in the series, but I can't not think that he is pressured to do it. It's not about threatening, but more of a emotional manipulation (and that doesn't sit right with me). Amy knows how he feels about her, and yet she in a way blackmails him to start a sex relationship, otherwise she won't like him. In places, I almost felt that she was gaslighting him, and that made me really uneasy.

The truth is is that I read a lot of books with these tropes, but it's always the man being meaner, rougher or the one with the red flags. Here isn't like that. I feel really said for Dylan (I know he is fictional, but not even fictional people deserve this treatment). Another thing that hurt me was him joking about his "willie", again, I know that this is kink, but, gee, I wanted to teleport myself in the book and hug the poor guy

Otherwise, the story is interesting. The writing is not bad, but the best part of the book is definitely the spicy. I haven't read something so erotic in a while, and the way the scenes are described is just so pantie-soaking, that it's absolutely wonderful.

I'd love to read the continuation of the story, and I sincerely hope that Dylan will get his revenge.
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BitchQueenHsgirl | Mar 1, 2023 |
I really enjoyed this book, and I love the series so far!

Honestly, it's a breath of fresh air to read something (erotica) written by a man, especially when you consider women dominate the whole genre.

The series is hot, but it's also heartwarming and cozy. The chemistry is explosive, and the spice is SPICY! I think the characters are pretty realistic, and they really dive into situations that can happen to people interested in the community.

5/5, strongly recommend, if you are into BDSM.

I also love the personal notes from the author (and his question and quests).
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BitchQueenHsgirl | Mar 1, 2023 |