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Hello sassy people! Today’s post is about Vile Intuition by Em Torrey! Thank you, Em Torrey and RMWB for providing this copy in exchange for an honest review!
(Chicago Venom Book 2)
by Em Torrey
Intuition, noun; a thing that one knows or considers likely from instinctive feeling rather than conscious reasoning.
Instincts are fickle, the world will tell you to trust your gut and go with whatever it tells you. Jaxson Reid has been following his instincts in the stock market for a decade, he’s made millions off his keen intuition. When one of the companies he’s invested in goes belly up, instincts are no longer an issue. The Federal Government calls it insider trading, he calls it a hunch. We started as friends and after a week long fling in Mexico, I have to question my morals and the oath I’ve taken as a lawyer. I’ve defended some of the most heinous murders of the last decade, I’m the top defense attorney in the state. A green eyed man who makes my knees weak should not be the reason I’m questioning my morals. My own rules.
Do I follow my instincts or my heart?
Genre: Romance, ARC
Nº of pages: 155
Is it on KU?: Yes!!!!!
Subgenres: Contemporary Romance
Tropes: Friends to Lovers, Lady Billionaire, Vacation Romance
Smut factor: 🔥 🔥 🔥 🔥 4/5 (steamy)
Spice scale: 3/5 🌶️🌶️🌶️
POP (Put Out Percentage): 40%
TRIGGER WARNINGS (Based on StoryGraphs): This book is not added to Story Graphs
Main characters: Jaxson and Kristin
Heroine: The Amazon
Mood: Cute, Deep, Different and interesting, Hot and complicated, Sweet
Plot or character-driven: Mixed
P.O.V.: Double P.O.V.
Character development: Deep
Diverse Cast: Nope
Read in: 2022
My Rate: ⭐⭐⭐ 3/5
This book had some of my favorite themes: female badass lawyer, who is a billionaire, and speaks her mind, she is just powerful all the way. Also, a cute hero, who wants a relationship and someone to cuddle with. And a background plot that keeps you interested. Now, there were a few things that bothered me.
The chapters were too small, it felt rushed or unfinished at times. Also, the background plot could use more development, it felt kinda hollow at some moments and the resolution of the problem just made me disappointed and angry. Also, the whole Cara thing felt rushed and too serious to be used without the necessary development.
Equality rate: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 4/5
This gets a good Equality rate because it gives us a powerful woman, in a male-dominated field, fighting her way up, tooth and nail. She is also a b*llbuster, she fights, she banters and she can be “one of the guys”, which is sometimes necessary to survive in a field like hers. All of this made me really happy.
However, I didn’t like the bar scene where she slut-shames the waitress. I get that she was jealous, but I don’t like the author’s choice, of condoning rivalry between women over a man.
I don’t love when the first steamy scene is penetrative sex. Also, he put his fingers somewhere he did not ask for consent. No communication about preferences. And last but not least, too little too fast in the first steamy scene.
Overall, really enjoyed it, and will probably read the rest of the series.
Adjectives and general thoughts: This book had everything to be perfect, a badass woman, who is just amazing in all the ways, a cute hero, and a nice background plot. There were just some things missing or needing development.
Thank you, Em Torrey and RMWB for providing this copy in exchange for an honest review!
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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