Saturday, 3 October 2015
Review: Hemy by Victoria Ashley
Series: Walk of Shame (book 2)
Publication Date: 13th September 2014
My name is Hemy Knox and I’m a fucking heartbreaker . . .
I’ve hurt the one person that means the most to me in life; the only woman I have ever fucking loved. I let the drugs, alcohol and wild life take over; consume me. I got her where I wanted her and ripped her fucking heart out.
Since then, I’ve spent countless nights having dirty, meaningless sex with a multitude of people; only leaving them wanting and begging for more with no regrets. Some may even call me the devil; soulless.
They look and judge, but there is one thing they don’t know; no one does. I want more than this life of stripping and sleeping around; the never ending party. I want love and everything that comes with it; that high that never ends. The problem is . . . I only want it with her.
She refuses to be mine . . . again. She’s smart and it’s a mother fucking pain in my ass; guarding her heart while ripping mine right out of my chiseled chest. I can’t say that I blame her. I always was a dumb ass when it came to the emotions of a woman, especially her.
She wants to see me suffer as much as I made her; watch me wither and fucking die at her feet. She wants to crush me until I’m no longer breathing and I will let her, because it hurts far less than not having her as mine.
I will stop at nothing to make her mine again. The pain only drives me harder; feeding my fury and giving me a reason to live . . . her.
My Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
I don't think there can be any doubt that Hemy was an erotic novella as the sex in this book was scorching! However, the romance was severely lacking and for that reason I'm loathe to call this an erotic romance.
I'd been curious about Hemy since meeting him in SLADE and I was certain that given the feels in Slade that Hemy would be another awesome ride, but it wasn't.
It fell flat on it's face. I didn't feel the love between Hemy and Onyx; they bored me.
Hemy wasn't a sexy alpha, he was needy. Onyx wasn't bad ass or spunky, she was annoying and the big secret? So not what I thought it was and when it was revealed I was like, "Oh, do I care? Nope, watch me not caring over here." 'Cause seriously, I couldn't have cared less.
The only reason this book scored three stars from me was because of the sex - it was interesting, smutty and varied - but for the smut I would have rated the book a two as the story is weak and un-engaging.
I seem to be in the minority of opinion on this book though, so if you like smutty books that aren't too long then give it a try and see what side of the fence you land on!