Review: Taint by S.L. Jennings

Posted May 15, 2015 by Annie in Reviews / 10 Comments

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Review: Taint by S.L. Jennings
Taint
by S.L. Jennings

2 Stars

BOOK INFO


Released: May 19, 2014
Series: Sexual Education #1
Published by Avon
Pages: 219
Format: Paperback
 

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“If you’re looking for something that is liberating for women, you won’t find it here and might end up being like me who grew more agitated with Justice and his “teachings” rather than enjoying the book.” ~ Under the Covers

I read this book because the blurb caught my eye. I was hoping for something that would liberate readers and just be something dirty and fun. What I got instead was a demeaning, self-centered hero who thought he ruled the world and knew everything about sex.

I found it very hard to like anything about Justice Drake. I don’t know why any woman would take advice from him because when one woman asked what should she do when her husband cheats on her, he basically tells her to pretend to be dumb. Why you ask? Well he says men like to think they are wanted. They like knowing they are needed and they need their ego stroked so in order to keep that going, a woman must be needy and must be dependent and stupid for her husband NOT to cheat on her.

This is the point of the book where I stopped and thought, Hold up. Am I reading this right? Instead of saying leave the bastard and go find someone else to have smoking hot sex with, he tells women to be a – and I quote “a dumb twit” so that their husbands don’t go looking for another dumb twit to fuck. I cannot wrap my head around this.

From there, Justice continued to get on my nerves and I did not care at all about Allison. She came across as mindless and didn’t give Justice a run for his money like I wished she would’ve. It would’ve been more nice to have Justice fall hard and maybe even change how he saw women and the world through his romance with Aliison but I didn’t get that sense by the end and therefore, never really connected with the characters at all.

So what I would say about this book is, if you’re looking for something that is liberating for women, you won’t find it here and might end up being like me who grew more agitated with Justice and his “teachings” rather than enjoying the book.

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About S.L. Jennings

Most known for her starring role in a popular sitcom as a child, S.L. Jennings went on to earn her law degree from Harvard at the young age of 16. While studying for the bar exam and recording her debut hit album, she also won the Nobel Prize for her groundbreaking invention of calorie-free wine. When she isn’t conquering the seas in her yacht or flying her Gulfstream, she likes to spin elaborate webs of lies and has even documented a few of these said falsehoods.

 

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I’ll pass…Thanks Annie!

Amy R
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Amy R

Yikes, I have this on my TBR pile but haven’t read yet. I’ve seen many mixed reviews on this book.

Elizabeth
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Elizabeth

Oh heck no!….thank you for the warning!…

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Carla
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Carla

Thank you for this review. I was thinking of purchasing this but, thank you for the warning! 😀

Bube
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😀
I have read and saw great ratings for this book,but to me doesn’t sound appealing,maybe because of the blurb 😀
But to each their own 🙂
Thanks for the great review Annie 🙂

Jen B.
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I have read some very varied reviews for this book. I’m intrigued but after reading your review I don’t think I’ll read it. Thanks!

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I don’t think this book is for everyone that’s for sure.

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Eeeek! I don’t think this book was on my to-read list. I know a lot of people loved it but I don’t think it would be something I would enjoy. From reading your review, I think that is thought has been confirmed.

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