Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Review: Destroyed by the Bad Boy by Madison Collins

Book coverDestroyed by the Bad Boy by Madison Collins
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My rating: star star 

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This book contains two complete erotic romance novellas with no cliffhangers.

Stranded ...
On the way to our parents wedding in the mountains, the mother of all snow storms attacks, leaving me stranded in a remote cabin with my new stepbrother.
My hot as hell, I-need-to-change-my-panties because-they’re-soaked, cocky asshole of a stepbrother, Bentley McAllister.

The kicker of it all?
The only items he's packed are liquor and condoms, and he’s looking at me like he wants to put both to good use.

My name is Sierra, and my libido can only take so much.

Send help!

Caged ...
Two brothers...
One girl...

Rising stars in the cage fighting circuit, Cage and Tripp Garrett are as close as two brothers can be. Fiercely competitive and smoldering with intensity, neither has ever lost a fight. Until they face their toughest opponent yet: Lily.

They both want her. But neither can have her. Lily is as off-limits as they come. They make a pact that the tough-as-nails daughter of their trainer will never come between them.
Until one of them begins to fall in love. Then all is fair in love and war.

Caged is a sexy, fast-paced love story with a punch.

Warning: Contains adult language and sexual content.

Destroyed by the Bad Boy is a collection of two erotic short stories.

The first one Stranded is a stepbrother story and it's branded as "taboo". I get the stepbrother trope can be kind of icky when you've grown up together as kids or if one sibling is the biological child of the parent and the stepparent making them related by blood too. This one isn't as both Bentley and Sierra are grown up, young adults whose parents are getting married. They had not met until their parents decided their relationship was getting serious and introduced their grown up kids to each other. Their relationship is a love hate thing. They are attracted to each other but have heard rumors about one another as well and formed their opinions on the rumors instead of fact, thereby causing them to snipe at each other all the time. It's not until they get stranded together on their way to a snowstorm do they realize their true feelings. After that, it all gets a bit trite because what else would you do besides get sexy if you're stuck in a cabin together for five days with only one way to stay warm? At least, in the end, it seems Sierra has tamed Bentley enough he's become a one woman man and decides to turn away from his player days to be faithful to her. All in all, short, sort of sexy but predictable.

Caged is the second short story in this connection. In this story, Cage has been in love with Lily forever, but Lily is afraid of dating a fighter because of an accident which took her fighter brother from her even though she has feelings for Cage. Enter Tripp, Cage's brother who instigates some sexy times with Cage and Lily with a little menage a trois to get the two of them together. Sexy stuff happens, Cage bails, Lily gets upset, Cage wises up and goes for the girl. Again, short, maybe a bit sexier than Stranded but also predictable.

It's difficult with stories that are so short. There's not much depth to them. The whole thing seems like a set up so two people can have sex  (and it's not even great sex) with a little bit of romance thrown in, enough to call it a romance, because they say "I love you" to each other. I guess there's only so much you can pack into 40 odd pages. :-/

Overall, this left me feeling kinda blah. It was okay. It really didn't even have much of a titillation factor going for it, though I think that was the aim of the stories. Perhaps I'm being finicky, but I like my sexy with a huge dose of emotion and depth.

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About the author

jsMadison Collins is the author of romantic short stories such as Caged, Stranded with My Stepbrother and the upcoming Monster Prick. She enjoys the occasional stiff cocktail, and watching romantic comedies. Most days you can find her curled up with a good book. She currently resides in New Jersey.

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