The Raven Room by Ana Medeiros

The Raven Room (The Raven Room, #1)The Raven Room by Ana Medeiros

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

If you can’t handle some hot and spicy, then you can’t handle this book.

I like to think that I write unbiased reviews, but in this case, I was already convinced I would hate this book before I started. I am not a fan of reading erotica. Not because I’m prudish, but because most of it is rather ridiculous and feels like a copy of a book that has come (pardon the pun, folks) before it.

That wasn’t the case with this book. Okay, okay–there may be a couple of Julian brooding moments that seem a little Shades of Grey, but for the most part, I thought this novel was pretty original.

The sex takes a full frontal centre stage, but it is done well. I didn’t feel like I was reading cheap porn, nor did I feel like I had read this book before somewhere else.

The characters are intelligent, make bad and good decisions and suffer the consequences like real people. I liked the personality quirks and the way the author chose to portray the women in the book as something other than needy and pathetic princesses who needed to be saved by the rich guy.

There’s a strong theme of mystery and also seduction in this book and it will keep your interest–even if it isn’t the type of book you would normally choose.

Definitely recommended to those who enjoy erotica, or those who are looking for a way to read the genre without the silliness and repeat, boring scenes.

*Warning though–cliffhanger ending.*

This review is based on a complimentary copy from the publisher, provided through Netgalley. All opinions are my own.

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