Saturday, January 10, 2015

Book Review: An Uncommon Whore by Belinda McBride

An Uncommon Whore (An Uncommon Whore #1)From the blurb:


Pasha is a slave, whoring for travelers at the most dangerous bar on Warlan. He has no memory, no future of his own, yet deep inside Pasha knows that that he is meant for better things. The day that Pasha spots the dangerous pirate in the bar, he knows that he mustn't let the stranger slip away, regardless of what he must do to attract his attention.

Captain Griffin Hawke spent the greater part of a decade searching for his lost king, only to find Helios Dayspring crouched between his knees, swathed in the robes and shackles of a whore. Though he is appalled by the downfall of his king, the hardened officer finds himself falling for the allure of the sensual creature who has taken his place. Returning Helios to his position on the throne is the only right thing to do, yet Griffin knows that in doing so, he risks losing his lover forever.


Heather's rating:





This started off VERY strong.

I have a weakness for the "hidden prince" theme, especially combined with space, sex slavery, or any matter of kinky interspecies action. I was immediately taken by the brisk pace, the amount of sex (hells yeah!), and the chemistry between Griffin and Helios (love that name!). I was 4-starring this book until I found myself getting... irritated.

For one, let's talk about the errors. I simply can't stand really obvious editing issues, and this hit on one of my hot button editing grievances: Prostate vs prostrate. It is simple. If you write M/M you MUST use these two words correctly. There are really no excuses when it comes to this. You can be nailing someone's prostate while prostrate, but those two words are NOT interchangeable. There were other issues, such as strange future-telling that didn't fit with the story and some grammar errors that really should have been caught by an editor.

That stuff aside, I was still REALLY into the world of this story until it started slowing down for me in the last 25% of the story. Everything seemed rushed and there were no curveballs, no surprises. The pace and the tension was dialed down, and I missed some of that from the earlier chapters.



Even with the last 25% being somewhat of a let down, I still enjoyed this book as a whole. It was exciting, and I really bought Griffin and Helios as a couple. Though the "love" aspect was introduced very early on between the two of them, I was totally feeling it. The sex scenes were also a delicious bonus.

**Copy provided in exchange for an honest review**


https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/7644545-an-uncommon-whore

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