Review: Taint, by S.L. Jennings



Part of a series? No.

Cliffhanger? No.

Category: Adult

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Warning: Intended for adult readers.


Pages: 219


Right now, you’re probably asking yourself two things:
Who am I?
And, what the hell are you doing here?


Let’s start with the most obvious question, shall we?


You’re here, ladies, because you can’t f*ck.


Oh, stop it. Don’t cringe. No one under the age of 80 clutches their pearls.
You might as well get used to it, because for the next six weeks, you’re going to hear that word a lot. And you’re going to say it a lot.
Go ahead, try it out on your tongue.
F*ck. F***ck.


Ok, good. Now where were we?


If you enrolled yourself in this program then you are wholly aware that you’re a lousy lay. Good for you. Admitting it is half the battle.


For those of you that have been sent here by your husband or significant other, dry your tears and get over it. You’ve been given a gift, ladies. The gift of mind-blowing, wall-climbing, multiple-orgasm-inducing sex. You have the opportunity to f*ck like a porn star. And I guarantee, you will when I’m done with you.


And who am I?


Well, for the next six weeks, I will be your lover, your teacher, your best friend, and your worst enemy. Your every-f*cking-thing. I’m the one who is going to save your relationship and your sex life.


I am Justice Drake.
And I turn housewives into whores.


Now…who’s first?



I don’t know how you feel about this book’s blurb, but honestly I was immediately intrigued. It’s the main purpose of a blurb after all and this one is really different from what you can find out there, quite fitting for an unusual plot!

Honestly, I had a hard time rating this book. I know how many readers are completely head over heels with this book and I really see why, but I’m not as won over as I thought I would be.

I enjoyed reading this book, stating otherwise would be a blatant lie. It’s always refreshing to read a book from a male’s POV. I read many books from the woman’s POV or books written with two POVs, but reading one with a male’s POV is always a refreshing experience and quite fun too. 🙂

Here, I was taken by surprise. I was expecting a story with several layers of angst, something quite dark that would shake me, that would be almost thought provoking or at least would play with my comfort zone. In the end, not at all.

Don’t get me wrong, Justice Drake is an interesting character, quite believable and his POV wasn’t boring at all. But it took me longer than I thought it would to warm up to him fully. Also, Ally didn’t help as at first I didn’t like her at all. Still don’t all that much to be honest.

The premise itself is very different from what I’ve read so far and I’m not disappointed at all. It’s not a twisted plot, the consequences for the characters quite understated, but it still works.

The writing style is quite flawless and the author made it quite easy to like Justice Drake. At least, I liked him quite early on. 😉

But other than Justice, I don’t have any characters that interested me all that much which is slightly annoying. Is it because there are too many characters? Maybe. Is it because Ally isn’t as charismatic as I’d like? Maybe. I don’t have the solution and I’m pretty sure I’m one of the few thinking that way.

But just for Justice Drake and the premise, I’m happy that I picked up this book. It’s my fault if I was expecting something a little darker and with angst. The author maneuvered expertly her story and it was enjoyable.

I will not remember much of this book in a couple of months or less, but it still provided me of a good read over the weekend.

Who read Taint? What do you think about Justice Drake?



3 to 3.5


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