Review: All Night Long, by Madelynne Ellis

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Part of a series? Yes, but each book will have a different band mate for main character.

Cliffhanger? No.

Warnings: Many sex scenes.

Category: Erotica.

Genre: Contemporary.

Publisher: Mischief, HarperCollins

Pages: 122

Blurb:

One night of rampant passion with a rock star, that’s all it’s supposed to be. Ginny Walters isn’t looking for love, only some sexy fun with an amazingly hot guy, that is, until she hooks up with Black Halo’s lead guitarist, Ash Gore, on the night the band implodes. When vocalist Xane walks off stage bringing the gig to a premature end, Ash and the guys find themselves unable to reach their hotel due to the presence of an irate mob. Luckily, Ginny offers them the use of her room for the night.

Ginny does her best to be a good hostess. However, it’s not long before she discovers a side to womanizing, bad boy, Ash that she never imagined. Beneath his hard rock image, is a man so hung up on the possibility of being hurt by love that he’s unwilling to risk becoming emotionally involved. How can she convince him that the bond between them is worth exploring, given that she’s not sure dating a rock star is terribly bright idea?

Ash can’t seem to get Ginny out of his head. She’s totally unlike the groupies he normally beds; women who love to fan his ego, but ultimately leave him dismally unsatisfied. Ginny sees through all his bullshit and the media hype to the scarred man beneath. Given that instinctive understanding, does he really want to say goodbye forever coming daybreak?

Maybe it’s time they both gave love another chance

 

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/19444448-all-night-long

 

REVIEW:

I received this book via Netgalley for an honest review.

This book is not at all what I expected to be, and unfortunately it’s not a good thing for me. Usually, I’m all game when it comes to read a hot read, but I need real characterization for it to work and unfortunately, I don’t have what I need in a book here.

I know many people already rated it high and are raving about it and I totally get it. It’s the kind of book you read when you want something hot, not very deep or heavy on the characterization. If you want something that is mainly about sex, then go for this one and you won’t be disappointed.

I’m not one to enjoy only sex scenes after sex scenes. I like it when the authors bring in a plot some high stakes and more importantly a characterization that could help me to like or care about the characters. Here, I totally missed that.

The author is a good writer so that’s really not the issue. I just think that this plot isn’t for me, that the too fast growing attachment between Ash and Ginny puts me off and that I couldn’t warm to the story for even a second. I was bored and wanted to finish it fast, which isn’t a good thing.

Like I said, the only thing I want to pride the author for is her writing. That’s why I rate it still above than what I first intended to. I’m harsh, I know, but I’m really disappointed.

Writing such a review is hard for me as I don’t think I am that difficult with books, but once in a while it’s not working for me and I’m left trying to find words to explain why I didn’t enjoy reading a book.

All I can say is that the premise isn’t original, the characters aren’t developed enough to actually help me to put into perspective their true self. Even Ash’s hang-ups are too downplayed or not enough developed to actually see how difficult everything is for him. I have a feeling that I was kept to the surface, but was never allowed to delve in.

The plot itself being on the span of one night doesn’t help either. I thought the major part would be about that one night-stand and then the story would be happening on the span of a few days or weeks, so it also explains why I’m not buying it. I really don’t like it when characters ‘’fall’’ for each other so fast. More often than not it doesn’t work for me.

But the sex scenes are really hot. For that, you won’t be disappointed.

I’m really sorry for this review, but we all know that we can’t love the same books even though we all are book lovers. Sometimes a story doesn’t click with you while it clicks with other people.

Who read this book already? What do you think about Ash? And the other band mates?

 

RATING:

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