Wednesday 2 February 2022

Book Review | Den of Vipers by K. A. Knight | prettylittlewriter

‘Ryder, Garrett, Kenzo, and Diesel—The Vipers.
They run this town and everyone in it. Their deals are as sordid as their business, and their reputation is enough to bring a grown man to his knees, forcing him to beg for mercy. They are not people you mess with, yet my dad did. The old man ran up a debt with them and then sold me to cover his losses.
Yes, sold me.
They own me now.
I’m theirs in every sense of the word. But I’ve never been meek and compliant. These men, they look at me with longing. Their scarred, blood-stained hands holding me tight. They want everything I am, everything I have to give, and won’t stop until they get just that. They can own my body, but they will never have my heart.
The Vipers? I’m going to make them regret the day they took me.
This girl? She bites too.’
This is well and truly book porn. I knew before I started reading that this was smutty book, but 80 pages into it and only one small encounter I thought maybe it wasn’t going to be that bad. After that first scene, everything kicks in.

The storyline itself was reasonable, it had an end goal, but it was a very slow burn with the primary point of the novel to be a smutty read.

I did enjoy the smut itself, it was well written, except for the fact that almost every orgasm was written as a ‘release’ which I found quite frustrating.

I also didn’t like that every character seemed to be able to read each other’s minds, which as this is not a fantasy fiction novel, was definitely not realistic.

I liked most of the main characters; Roxy was a badass and I loved that she took no shit from anyone, and my favourite of The Vipers was Kenzo, he was such a sweetheart! I did find Diesel a weird one to like as he was very kind and cared a lot about Roxy, but I couldn’t get over his insane passion for violence both in general and during sex.

I also found myself being disappointed at times as there were certain scenes that were almost romantic and sweet, but then something sexual was thrown in, and I just didn’t think it needed it, sometimes a bit of romance can be just as sexy. The amount of sexual encounters just ended up being too much and I started to get a bit bored towards the end of the novel.

Overall,  I enjoyed somewhat, but wouldn’t pick it up again.

2.5/5 stars

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