Book Review, Erotica, Romance

Consent to Love by Abby Wood

ABOUT THE BOOK

Twenty-four-year-old small-town girl Ana Reynold serves beer at the local bar, tries to keep her beater car running, and dreams of a better life as a painter. If she can learn to make a decent steak, she might get promoted to cook—and earn enough for her real heart’s desire. Right now, that doesn’t include romance.

But when she meets a tall, dark and sexy Native American man named Kane, Ana can’t take her eyes off him—or stop thinking about him. But she’d better. Everyone knows the proud Lakota who raises horses wants nothing to do with a townie barmaid who’ll bring shame to his people.

Except Kane can’t get Ana off his mind. He proposes a red-hot weekend in bed, a no-strings affair to end Monday morning. Yet once Kane brings the outsider onto Lakota land, everything changes…

MY REVIEW

The story between Ana and Kane is nothing new.  She is the naive 24-year-old who is looking for love and happiness and he is the strong silent Native Indian type intrigued by her charms.

I felt the writing was hurriedly put together and it had more sex scenes than actual character-building content.  Don’t get me wrong, I like the sex scenes, but I wanted balance within the story. Seeing Ana grow more intellectually and socially was helpful, but Kane seemed to stay the same and in my experience those kind of relationships can end in resentment and disappointment.

This was a quick read; but, unfortunately, this was not one of my favorites and I was hoping for much more.

Thank you to Abby Wood, Carina Press and NetGalley for giving me the opportunity to review this book.