Saturday, August 9, 2014

Review: Seeing Red by Holley Trent

Seeing Red (Hearts & Minds #3)
by Holley Trent
Genre: Erotic Romance
Page Count: 277
Pub Date: June 16th 2014
        Publisher: Kennsington Books
She married him to save face, but will it be at her heart’s expense?

Megan Coffman needs to put her divorce from one of rock and roll’s biggest womanizers behind her—fast. Dubbed “Poor Meg” by the music media, she’s sick of being pitied and thinks the best way to show the public she’s moved on is to flash her brand new engagement ring. But now she needs a man and a wedding to go with it...

Thirty-five year old Russian expatriate Seth “Red” Rozhkov likes the idea of an instant family and agrees to play husband for a year for a virtual stranger. Women just want him for one thing anyway, and it’s not happily-ever-after. A mutual friend swears if Red plays his cards right, he could have Meg for keeps. He’s willing to try.

Meg finds Red an enigma. He’s a gentle giant, solicitous almost to a fault—and the no-strings-attached sex is amazing, but she’s used to being used. What’s Red getting out of the deal? How can she trust a man who hasn’t asked her for anything in return?
My Review
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Seeing Red was an OK read for me. I honestly thought I would have liked it a little more. The book actually kept my attention, but I just did not like the characters. And, when I do not like the characters, the book turns out to be not for me.
In this case I really did not like the MC Meg. From the first chapter I thought she was a bit bossy, and she hated her life. This was supposed to be a romance book, but where was the romance? Through out the entire book, Meg acted like it was so hard to be married to Seth. And, the way she treated the guy, come on... it was so rude.
Without giving away spoilers. Seth use to have a crush on Meg, so by marring her he thought now maybe he has a chance to get to know her. Seth was a bit shy, but to me it seemed as if Meg thought he was weak. She would use him for sex.
Now, don't get me wrong, there were some things I liked about Meg. I thought she was a really strong female character that didn't take any BS. I also liked that she allowed Seth to get close to her son, and treat him like he was his. I also really like Seth. He was different. Not only was he shy and smart, he was caring.
Some people are labeling this as erotica, but to me, that was nowhere near erotica. It was on the spicy side of romance. Over all the book was OK, but I am going to give the other books in this series a try because I really liked some of the other characters, and I really hope Meg's brother will get his own book.  
***Book provided by publisher on NetGalley for review.***

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