Why Do Your Sex Scenes Remind Me of Urban Dictionary?

213f7964f410447d97ad005284b065c7Prudence isn’t expecting to land a big record deal when she travels to L.A. from Britain with her band. But she’s not planning on going back. Too hurt from her last relationship, she’s preparing for a boring job with her science degree and a life of causal sex. Little does she know that she’s going to meet a guy with just as much trust issues as herself.

Cash is a TV producer, but he doesn’t like telling people that, especially people he sleeps with. But that is one of the few secrets he keeps from Prudences when he starts sleeping with her. Like Prudence, he is against real relationships after getting burned very badly, but despite himself, he is beginning to realize that he wants more with Prudence. So much is that he’s willing to risk everything for her.

So, I really like stories about musicians, I really do. Being a musician myself, I often know what they’re talking about and I find them easy to relate to a lot of the time. On top of that, there are trust issues, family problems, and bad relationship histories. What’s not to like?

Well, the first half, definitely. Not only is Cash an arrogant and slightly creepy suitor, but he falls in love with her at first sight. Well, and first listen since he met her at one of her concerts. We all get crushes on musicians now and then, right? Probably not to the point of sneaking backstage to meet your crush, though, and then tracking down a performance she was watching later so you could bribe the ticket office to direct her to your private booth instead of letting her sit with her friends.

Honestly, I preferred Gavin. Even after the second half, Cash was only par with him.

Now, some of you might be confused about the title if you haven’t ever looked up “horny” in Urban Dictionary for whatever reason. There are several definitions of “horny” there, usually accompanied by really, really bad sex scenes in the example sections. Unfortunately, there were several of these scenes in the beginning. I’m all for some good sex scenes, but honestly I’d rather not have the love interest “go apeshit” on the heroine. Let’s not stoop to levels that not even the Fifty Shades series touch, mmkay?

Despite all of this weirdness in the beginning of the book, I am glad I kept going. The main characters were much more likable later on as some depth was added to them and as the ending drew near, I was feeling some suspense as the plot kept thickening. This is the first one in a series, and I’m thinking about buying the second just to see what happens, but I’m not sure I want to spend money on a book when the first half of it might completely blow.  I’d probably recommend this book to anyone who has the patience to suffer a little before getting to the good part, but I’d choose The Billionaire’s Obsession Trilogy over The Serenade Trilogy any day.

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