I bought the book. I can see why all of these middle aged ladies were furtively passing it back and forth at book/wine clubs everywhere. It's hot, but also, yucky. I mean, I get that it's fantasy and that you need to suspend all belief to get sucked in, but I am a Bostonian. My glass is ALWAYS half empty. I was born a realist. Probably my first word to my parents were "I will never fulfill your dreams for me-sorry." The main character is 22 and has never, EVER, kissed anyone. Never EVER wanted to. Never EVER felt sexual desire-ever. Then, she somehow ends up in bed with what appears to be a miracle worker and has 6 orgasms her very first time. Six! If that happened to me my first time, I'd still be with that guy.
This happens early in the book and I'm already annoyed. I'm ok that it's porn disguised as literature, but it's just so goofy it's not hot at all. But, in the name of "research", I keep reading. I guess this book COULD be hot, if the main character didn't start every thought she has when Dr. Love whips out his goods with "Holy Shit! Again? My loins were quivering with anticipation as he showed me his member" or something like that. First, she says "Holy Shit" or "Holy Crap" every time it starts to heat up. It's not sexy it's.....dopey? Whatever it is, it's just wrong. I guess it's supposed to make her look normal and young, but it just makes me want to have magic fairy powers so I can...well you know. And then..."member." I can't ever see that word without cringing. And finally, "sex." Not as in "that was some hot sex" but "then he touched me on my sex". Ew. I'm no Jackie Collins, but even I could probably come up with some less yucky lingo.
So lesson learned. Don't believe the hype.