Friday, October 4, 2013
Jerk of My Dreams #26
Jerk. Asshole. Douchenozzle. Admit it- you hate to love the jerks. That alpha male character who is so arrogant and rude but sexy as hell. That foul mouthed douche bag of a man who rocks your traitorous heart. We've all read them and we've all liked them to some extent. In real life you wouldn't touch the man with a ten foot pole. But in the fictional world? Nothing can stand in the way! Everyone would be lying to themselves if they didn't admit that the meaner the man, the further we run... Towards them! *sigh*
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This is a DNF for me. I'm sorry, but I just can't read another page. I tried, I really did. I made it 60% through the story, but I just couldn't take it any longer. That's saying something considering the fact that I wanted to stop reading this book into the second chapter.
This is how I feel about Daniel/Bastian...
Daniel's ONLY saving quality is his warped sense of humor. He is suppose to be the jerk of the century, but he's nothing but a straight up dickhead to me. I love my mean and abusive heroes probably more than normal, but this dude is just rude and crude. He's bipolar and extreme, and I wanted to kick him in the nuts then throw him over the blow up boat and paddle away. I will say there were a few, and I mean few, where I wanted to lie with him under the scorching sun and swap spit with him to keep from dehydrating.
Just kidding. I didn't like him that much. Daniel did have a few sweet and tender moments, usually only after he laid into the heroine to the point where it had me shrinking into a corner and wanting to hide. He was like a raging lunatic! The heroine is a saint for putting up with him. For real.
Honestly? I felt like I was reading an erotic version of the television show SURVIVOR. I swear it was just like that but add in some pirates. There's a bunch of useless information that I believe was intended to help develop the story, but didn't. I just kept rolling my eyes and asking myself, "Did I just read that correctly?" Truthfully, I couldn't believe the amount of information to survive out on the open sea was in this book. It was like a tutorial!
For instance, did you know that when you catch a fish from the ocean and slit the spine of it immediately, that you can drink the spinal fluid to keep from dehydrating?
Yeah. Like I really needed that visual- or needed to know that.
Unfortunately, the only good thing I have to say is that the writing style was very pleasant and enjoyable to read. I'd be lying if I said I would never read this authors books again. So I guess that's not a bad thing, right?