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Hello sassy people! Today’s post is about Triple Threat by K. Webster! I got this book from Give Me Books PR, in preparation for my review about K. Webster’s new release, Death Wish!
(Deception Duet #1)
by K. Webster
I’m a prisoner in a prestigious world.
A perfect princess locked in a tower.
My father will never let me go.
Not that I could leave. I would never abandon my little sister. Hope comes in the form of a devilishly handsome man with dark eyes and darker secrets.
With each encounter, I’m lured deeper into the labyrinth. The danger lurking beneath his surface calls to me, even as it warns me away.
Except there’s a new side of him every time we meet. A different danger each time we touch. It’s as if three different men want to devour me.
He’s not just one villain. He’s three.
Publisher: Dangerous Press
Nº of pages: 366
Is it on KU?: Nope
Subgenres: Contemporary Romance, Dark, Erotic, Retelling
Tropes: Forbidden/Taboo, Revenge, Reverse Harem
Smut factor: 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥 5/5 (Sierra Simone level)
Spice scale: 3/5 🌶️🌶️🌶️
POP (Put Out Percentage): 57%
TRIGGER WARNINGS (Based on StoryGraphs): Alcoholism, Bullying, Child Abuse, Death, Death of a parent, Domestic Abuse, Emotional Abuse, Gaslighting, Incest, Injury/Injury detail, Misogyny, Physical Abuse, Sexual Abuse/Rape, Sexual Content, Toxic relationship, Violence
Main characters: Landry, Scout, Sparrow, Sully
Heroine: The Female Messiah/Savior
Mood: Heavy, Hot and complicated, Thrilling
Plot or character-driven: Mixed
P.O.V.: Multiple P.O.V.
Character development: Good
Diverse Cast: Secondary characters
Read in: 2022
My Rate: ⭐⭐⭐ 3/5
This was a really good book, it really entertained me, hooked me from page one. However… A lot of heavy things happen in it, and I’m not okay with most of it.
Equality rate: ⭐ 1/5
My two main problems were the abuse on page and the dubious consent.
I was not triggered by it, that is not a trigger I have, but it made me deeply uncomfortable.
I understand that it is the point of the book, and a lot of people like it, it just bothered me a lot, and I couldn’t let go of it.
My other big problem with this is lying and deceiving and playing. These men view and treat Landry like an object, they toy with her, manipulate her and all they can think about is sleeping with her, while she is living in hell. They have their pissing matches and their jealousy fits and they don’t seem to really care that she is being abused, just about who gets to be the first to sleep with her. That bothered me really much.
In the end, it was a very entertaining book, that hooked me, but I can’t give a book with this many negative equality points, a high rate:
Aggressive behavior, Aggressive grabbing or pulling, Controlling issues, Dubious Consent, Emotional manipulation, Gaslight, Jealousy, Love interest scares the main character by driving recklessly, Monitor where the love interest goes and with whom, No Communication, No explicit consent, Possessiveness, Sexism, Stalking, The main character is afraid of the love interest, The main character is viewed as an object, Unprotected sex (consensual or non-consensual)
Adjectives and general thoughts: Very entertaining, amazing writing, but it had major problems with consent that I can’t let go of.
If you want to buy this book, here is the link for Amazon. You can also add it to your shelf on Goodreads and see what other people thought about it!
Well, that is all for today, I hope you like this post, hope you enjoy this book as much as I did. Feel free to leave your opinion about it in the comments and I will see you next time!
Bye sassy people!
- I know that some comments I make about decent guys on my posts are the bare minimum a guy should do, so no, they don’t deserve to be treated like gods for doing the minimum, but at the same time, I’ve read a lot of sexist books and I appreciate authors who make characters that can serve as role models and examples of how a decent guy acts and what a loving and respectful relationship looks like. I believe we should always encourage these authors and bring attention to the ones that still write sexist characters and stories.
- I make a lot of comments about sexism and healthy role models in books, but a lot of times these characteristics don’t make the book a bad book and definitely don’t make the author a bad author. Please never shame these authors and these books for these comments, I simply feel that we need to have awareness of the less than ideal situations some books bring us, and not use the romanticized problem as examples of what a relationship should be. Most of these authors are still amazing, and the content they write doesn’t reflect directly with their personal views and opinions. Always make sure to respect and be kind to everyone, even while criticizing their content.
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