Okay, let’s get one thing completely clear…Mickey Mouse is not in this story, and keep everyone under the age of 18 Away unless you want to deal with a LOT of explaining.
I’m in research mode, gobbling up stories in all different genres from different publishers just to get a feel for who’s who. I grabbed this story from the backlist of Elora’s Cave (In retrospect, I should have grabbed a recent release, which I still may do) Anyway, I grabbed something that seemed to have a fantasy angle, because that’s what I like to read. Sorcerers and castles on other planets? Hey, why not? I gave it a try.
Now, I thought I knew what I was getting myself in to. I was ready for a little bump and grind. This is, after all, Elora’s Cave.
But doing the nasty with your hot teacher about ten minutes after you meet him?
Ummm, sorry… I don’t care how hot he is. (Primo half-naked man on the cover, by the way)
I think I was just introduced to “Fantasy” as in the dirty places your mind might drift… just skip the romance stuff and just get down to it.
I’m not sure I “get it” though, but I suppose I am not the target audience for this.
This would definitely fall under the category of quick sexual fix, so if you like that, with no strings attached, this may be the book for you. Heavy on the Sex, light on everything else.
Not that this is necessarily a bad thing. There is totally a market for this, I’m sure. I just prefer a little “getting to know each other time” before you dive naked into that hot spring and “do it” on the rocks. Ya know what I’m say’n?
I have to admit, that after the two main characters have sex twenty times (okay, not quite twenty, but a lot) a plot does develop, and it is a good plot. There is a villain and a conflict. It’s a fun story, but don’t pick up the Sorcerer’s Apprentice for deep plot or character driven scenes. That is NOT what this is. For a light, fun, very adult tryst in the woods naked, this is your book.
I’m no strait-laced prude but I appreciate some meaning to a hop in the hay too. Doesn’t sound like my kind of entertainment either.
Count me in as another from the “old-fashioned” school. I truly think those “erotic romances” …well, I don’t really think they ARE romances, so I think they need a category all their own. I’ll stay with my old-fashioned historicals.
I think I’ll pass. Not my kind of book. Like you, I like old fashion romance before we get to the steam. Even then, I like to have my imagination do most of the work.