It may have begun with Travis Maddox, but 2014 seen yet another explosion of book wankers. You know the type, he's a womaniser who has had more women than hot dinners. He treats them like crap most of the time, except when he wants to satisfy himself and gravitates towards the nearest warm body. She's often meek and naive. Girl, no one will buy the cow when you're giving away the milk for free. So this week it's all about wankers of romance and their wenches.
● Who enjoys being stalked? And no, it's not Kathleen Hale in a dragon costume. He may be the hot token bad boy in Talon, but Riley seems to appear without warning, always watching. The other male protagonist isn't all that better. Garret is trying to discover who you are and whether he needs to kill you or not. If these are your choice of romantic love interest, might be time to swing the other way.
● Every time Nolan closes his eyes, he's transported into her world and can see everything Amara does. Showering, on the toilet, even having sex. If you enjoy your privacy, Otherbound isn't the book for you. Not only can he see through her eyes, but learns to control her body as well. at least he isn't Christian Grey, that could have been a whole new level of awkward.
● Not sure if Stockholm Syndrome is the bases for a stable relationship, but Britt in Black Ice certainly thinks so. Mason has taken her hostage, and she's torn between her former boyfriend who doesn't want her, and making googly heart eyes at her captor. Decisions decisions.
● He already has a girlfriend, but that didn't stop Ridge from wanting a piece of fluff on the side and Maybe Someday crosses the line of adultery. No matter how much we love Colleen Hoover, I'm hoping she doesn't set sail down that seedy new adult road.
● Well, guess I spoke too soon. Ugly Love was a sex filled romp. The main character is broken and the typical womansier that we find in most new adult. It's a casual lust until he sorts out his issues, but another one that is based on a sexual relationship. Why Ms Hoover, why!
● I loved The Edge of Never, but the Song of The Fireflies was little more than kinky voyeur sex, sex addiction, threesomes and violent sex. It wasn't just the main protagonists, but they also found another group of depraved people to get it on with. Wanker characters, the lot of 'em.
● If you enjoy complete nutcases, then Breaking Butterflies will be totally up your ally. She's a doormat and he's not mentally ill, but more so insane... And quite handy with a knife. This book isn't for the faint of heart. It's bad. Really bad.
● So what happens when you're finally on the social scene? Why, get drunk and marvel at the delight of unprotected sex. Anything to Have You is the parents guide on how to raise an idiotic irresponsible teen. This girl is morally nasty. Kids, don't try this at home.
● I must admit, I haven't read Beautiful Oblivion, but he's a Maddox isn't he? Pretty much self explanatory.
Who have been your romance tools and wankers of 2014?
Next week? Book releases of 2014... That never were.