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Sunday, July 13, 2014
REVIEW: HUSSY BY SELENA KITT
The Eskimos may have over a hundred words for snow, but that doesn’t even come close to how many words the English language has for “slut”—and Lindsey has been called them all. “Hussy” is Lindsey’s personal favorite, given to her by her own grandmother, who likes to pat her on the hand and whisper, “Don’t worry, dear—a hussy is just a woman with the morals of a man.”
But Lindsey’s not ashamed of her reputation. She knows she’s earned it—and she’s proud of it. After all, you only live once, right? In fact, she goes out of her way to make it known to every guy she comes in contact with, she’s available for the taking—the rougher, the better.
That is until Lindsey meets Lieutenant Zachary Davis, a man who refuses to treat her like the trash she believes she really is.
But can Lindsey change her impulsive ways and learn to value herself the way the Zach does?
Warnings: This title contains graphic language and extreme sexual situations as well as a girl with a slutty attitude bigger than Texas covering a haunted past, and a sweet, hot man in uniform dead set on rescuing her from herself.
Note to Readers: This novel was previously released as “Falling Down.”
Kindle Edition, 2nd edition, 176 pages
Published August 29th 2013 by Excessica Publishing
Source: received from publisher via Netgalley for review
For full disclosure, I have been mulling over this book all afternoon...and was very conflicted by it. On one hand I was disgusted because this girl has had unprotected sex with 5 guys by 25% and I was beginning to wonder where it was all going. She kind of disgusted me. And then I thought...wow, Court...you are a serious bitch. Why is it that this girl is doing the same thing most of the so called "hero" in all these other books does and he's my new book boyfriend and this girl is grossing me out. Pot meet kettle. So I hung my head in shame for a while, then kept going. Honestly, Court, I had many of the same reservations. It wasn't the sex that bothered me--to each their own--it was being unprotected and some of the things she thought or said screamed 'wrong' to me. It's like she was saying what was supposed to be all the 'right' things about what she wanted or liked but something didn't feel right. ..sure enough, something wasn't right. At all.
I have to tell you, while I was majorly conflicted about the character motivations and choices, I thought the writing was stellar. The girl can really write the hell out of a sexy scene, whether or not I'm not even sure if what I was reading was taboo or not (cue gang bang...wasn't sure forever if it was consensual) and then I realized that is the point. There was way more than meets the eye with Lindsey the entire time, but the eroticism of her story definitely makes it a steamy read throughout my discomfort. I tend to agree with you. I was conflicted and curious about what the story was with this young girl. I had a lot of questions about why things were happening and why I was reacting the way that I was. I'll warn you all, that there is a rape scene and it was graphic, so if that bothers you, this is not the book for you.
So...then the main plot of the story is Lindsey meeting Zach and how he helps her on her journey to loving herself. I really love his character. He isn't a saint, but then again anyone could apply for sainthood compared to Lindsey. She goes through a lot in this fairly short story...and I began to hurt for her instead of scoff. I am in like with this one. :) These two were interesting and if I try to analyze it too much, I'd have some issues with it. But since that's not the point here, I'll just say that I'm glad Lindsey met Zach and that Zach was able to give her what she needed.