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Guest reviewer for Paranormalhaven.com. Goofy and gregarious, although mostly sensible. Love to chat about books! :)

Currently reading

The Lotus Palace
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Jim C. Hines
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Valkyrie Rising

Damn It. Not Again.

Whispering Rock - Robyn Carr

I've tried Robyn Carr. I wasn't particularly impressed with her first book,Virgin River, as it moved at a snail's pace and character development was minimal at best.. but a lot of people like her books and I have been on a contemporary binge as of late. So when her first 3 came on sale at Amazon for $1.99, I bit the bullet and bought Whispering Rock.


Then at 2 % of the way in -


"She was assaulted sometime last night," Jack said. "Beaten. Raped."






This is a huge fucking trend in New Adult which I hate - and I'm finding more of this in contemporaries as well. 


I'll be honest. I read primarily for pleasure and while I do appreciate having my world views challenged, reading about sexual assault is like putting salt on an open wound. At least for me.  I tend to have problems with the way many authors handle the subsequent recovery from the trauma..... and it seems to go to extremes - (Ie: not dating or seeing men for many years or bedding every man in sight -) I like when it's handled with nuance and sensitivity - and I don't run across that in most books that cover this topic.


Rant END.