I received this book for free from the author in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Gargoyle Addiction by Livia Olteano
Series: Otherworlds Summons #1
on July 12th 2013
Genres: Erotica, Fantasy, Paranormal Romance
Source: the author
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Summonari don’t trust. Under their command, they summon any number of creatures from the Otherwolds—but never trust them outside of the summoning.
Gargoyles don’t love. Fierce descendants of dragons, they function on power and fear—never love.
Karla isn’t the happily-ever-after type of girl. No territory-hungry guy is going to stick flags all over her unclaimed grounds.
Kann’s world is death and betrayal. As Dar Primus of Haus Varis, he’s expected to follow tradition but he’s not your regular gargoyle. In fact, he’s anything but.
One fateful Friday night, Otherworlds collide. Stuck together in one world or another, Karla and Kann face everything from Awakenings and turbulent love to Festnavals and bloodthirsty scorned suitors.
If there’s one thing they can’t escape, it’s the addiction to each other. And they’ve got it bad.
Let me just say, straight up, I ended up DNFing this book. I don’t usually bother reviewing books I don’t finish, but in this case, even though it just wasn’t my thing, it could very easily be someone else’s ideal.
Right from the first page, I found the writing style to be a little scattered and repetitive, but I was intrigued about where the story was going. One chapter in, though, and I was already turned off. Not by the sex, mind you, because I certainly love a little hot and steamy bedroom action. It was more WHY the sex was happening. It was a little rape-ish, with the gargoyle forcing Karla into some sort of kinky bonding ritual, which of course involves excruciatingly painful biting and sex with his gray “chunky bits”. The reasons behind it were a little bewildering and not very well explained. Olteano tried to fill in the blanks by having Karla ask lots of questions but I ended up more confused than anything.
What I really liked about it, was the comparison between the POVs. Karla sees Kann as being brutish and cocky, aloof but terribly dangerous. Meanwhile, his POV shows his true attraction to Karla and how different his thoughts are from his behavior.
If you’re looking for something sexy, and you’re not overly concerned about plot or character development, then definitely give this a shot, because there is no shortage of sex. I just need more from my book, and even more from the sex! I need the sex to be imaginative and creative, using a large variety of words to describe it. Otherwise, I tend to get bored.