|Megan's Mark by Lora Leigh
||[Jun. 20th, 2006|09:36 pm]
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I’m not entirely sure how I feel about this book. Okay I am a little sure.
The main hero is drool worthy. A strong masculine type all brawny and dangerous. The main heroin is no slouch herself. Those are the good points...the ONLY good points.
The heroin, of course, never uses her self-defense knowledge, her weapons training, or any other means of defense to keep the hero from bullying her. Which, he does, in abundance and with great frequency.
The premise of the book is that genetic scientists have altered human and animal DNA creating what they call “breeds” and were kept in labs and horribly mistreated. Think X-Men comic books in the way of fighting for rights and equality only mix in animal DNA.
Now for me to get a bit harsh...okay a LOT harsh.
The hero in the book, Braden, has lion DNA...and in “mating” there’s a hormone that gets transferred and thus “heat” much like a house cat in heat is induced in the female. Creating a sex frenzy atmosphere. Which, not so bad.
If it wasn’t for the BARB! That’s right Ladies (and possibly some gentlemen) a Barb. You know like real life house cats have. A barb on the underside of his penis. Not to mention at one point they have anal sex. Which wouldn’t be quite so bad except my mind kept reverting back to the idea that he had a BARB and you know house cats, like dogs, they get stuck together.
The words “disturbing” “disgusting” and “beastiality” come to mind. It’s one thing for a guy in a romance novel to have the hearing, sight, speed, and strength of a lion....
But for the love of all that is holy let’s refrain from altering male genitalia in the name of a plot line!
Do you hear me Lora Leigh! Leave the Lion Penis to the Lions!!!!