Let me start by saying that I had been warned about Clint, the hero in this book, beforehand. Nevertheless, I decided to give him a chance since some readers really liked his extreme alphaness.
I could go for it, if he convinced me he truly loved Morganna, the heroine. Book Р№СњвЂ™РіРѓВ®Р·вЂљР‹РіРѓВ«Р·вЂћВ¦РіРѓРЉРіРѓвЂўРівЂљРЉРіРѓВ¦(Tempting SEALs #2) Oh boy, what can I say now?…Clint was a major jerk and I failed to see any redeeming qualities in him. There wasnt even a hint of groveling in the end to make him less undesirable. He just liked telling Morganna what to do, even forbidding her to keep visiting the BDSM clubs he himself had no problems enjoying.
Double standards didnt begin to describe it! WTH, shouldnt he be happy to find out that the woman he loved was, or seemed to be, into the same kinky sex stuff he was? Hmm, love… I didnt buy his alleged love for Morganna for one moment, but that was understandable considering she was less than lovely too. One of Clints buddies – I dont remember which one and I dont really care! – told him he was nuts for falling for her, and that was a true statement if I ever heard one.
But Im getting sidetracked here… Ill get back to Morganna later; let me go back to ranting about Clint… Im not into BDSM, so I was kind of glad to see that Clint and Morganna didnt engage heavily into that.
That said, I have to remark that his behavior was completely out of character. Wasnt he supposed to be this uber Dom that was famous for his extreme sexual needs? If so, how come he ended up led by the balls (no pun intended) by Morganna? Sure, the butt plug action on their 1st encounter was in character – oh, and I would have decked any guy on the spot if he pulled a stunt like that on me! – but Clint didnt live up to all his Dom celebrity later. If that was all an act to get him inside the BDSM world in order to catch the bad guys, it was never clear.Morganna wasnt much better than Clint, IMHO.
Was she supposed to be feisty? Well, it didnt work for me. Her outbursts and comebacks to Clint only made me see her as a whiny brat. I know she was only playing a part in those BDSM clubs but, seriously, I got this picture of a brainless bimbo in my mind and nothing could shake it. Her only saving grace was the fact that she didnt have any TSTL moment – besides the fact that shed pined for less-than-worthy Clint for 10 years!
– and didnt put herself in danger voluntarily. Quite frankly, I kind of expected her to disobey Clints orders and rush into the arms of the nearest bad guy. She didnt, so she wasnt completely lost to me.As for the plot and the storyline, it was just a mess. Secondary characters appeared out of nowhere and past events where mentioned without enough background to help me better understand what was going on.
Ive read some reviews where readers complained about being lost in the story, wondering if they should have previously read the novella Renos Chance that started the series.
Well, Ive read that short story and I can safely say that it didnt help me one bit. I was as lost as anyone else who hasnt. At first, I tried rereading the scenes to get some sense on who was who and what was happening, but it was not worthy and I gave up on that pretty soon. No wonder I was scratching my head in puzzlement when the mole in the DEA team was revealed near the end of the story: by then, I had completely forgotten who that guy was!Ive read Wild Card and really liked it, which made me backtrack and start reading the Tempting SEALs series.
Ive read Renos Chance and Dangerous Games now, and disliked both. Should I give up on this series?