Monday, February 23, 2015

ARC Review: All Strings Attached by Miss Merikan

All Strings Attached
From the blurb:
Anna is the weirdest girl Gavin has ever dated.

He lost his arm in an accident, and his mohawk makes him stand out from the crowd, so he’s dated his share of weirdos, geeks, and freaks. Yet no one quite like Anna. She’s cute, hot, and has boobs Gavin wants to bury his face in, but she just won’t shut up about her limited edition Japanese doll collection, or whatever they’re called.

So Gavin comes up with a perfect plan - a no strings attached relationship, so they can fool around without overcommitting. He’d get to have his pussy and eat it too.

Anna thinks she’s met the perfect boyfriend in Gavin, but her pierced and tattooed prince of darkness turns out to be yet another disappointment relationship-wise. When he proposes a friends-with-benefits arrangement, Anna figures she might as well make the best of it and unleash all her kinky fantasies on the guy. After all, it’s not like he’ll be there to judge her in half a year’s time.

Soon enough, there are more strings attached than any of them expected.

Heather's rating:





This was... kooky. Wonderful, but kooky.

I'm pretty average/traditional when it comes to my styling. I'm too lazy or tired to figure out intricate, funky clothes, and my hobbies are reading and sleeping. Totally mundane. However, I love and am fascinated by small subsets of groups that are into things that are out of the box, or, I should say, out of MY box. This book was a full-on education in the bizarre, and I sort of adored it because of that.

Gavin is a one-armed goth makeup artist, and Anna is a professional face-up painter and Japanese doll collector. Still with me? Oh, you don't know what a face-up is? I didn't either, but after this book I felt like a BDJ (ball-jointed doll) ninja.

Though the topics that the MCs are interested in are not ones that I was familiar with before starting the story, at its heart, this is a really sweet romance. Put aside the doll collections and white face paint, and you get two people who are insecure and just looking for people who understand them.



There are a lot of things that made this book stand out. This book has a bisexual female MC (love it!) who is super sex positive and into some kinky play (REALLY LOVED IT!). To my surprised, I really related to Anna, and I loved her confidence about her sexuality. I also loved the fact that the male MC had one arm and lots of sexy angst. Gavin was more of a beta hero than an alpha, and I LOVE me a beta hero. He was masculine in an understated way and rocked his off-beat look.

I did have some issues with the story. For one, I felt like the plot became a bit silly towards the end and lost some of its appeal to me. It got a little over-the-top, which I wasn't a huge fan of. I also felt like the plot lost some of it's focus in the last 1/3, and sort of drifted rather than had a clear path. I think I was also confused about how Anna pulled away in the last 1/3 when she so aggressively pursued the relationship before that point.

Overall, a nice first M/F from Agnes and Kat (aka Miss Merikan). I can't wait to see what else they have up their sleeves.

**Copy provided by the author in exchange for an honest review**



https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23898423-all-strings-attached

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