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NetGalley Review: The Donor (The Full Novella) by Nikki Rae

Self-Published Published Oct. 30, 2014 115 Pages (EBook)
Published Oct. 30, 2014
115 Pages (EBook)

After her father’s accident 18 year old Casey Williams and her family have to move into a trailer home. Her mother is over working herself and it still isn’t enough to keep the lights on. To make matters worst, Casey is having headaches and nose bleeds and the medical bills are piling up. 

But when she joins MYTRUEMATCH.COM, Casey is able to find a man who helps pay her bills and is nothing short of the perfect man for her. But as her symptoms get worst and her feelings grow for a man who seems uninterested, Casey finds herself stuck in wanting to do whatever it takes for her family or leaving the man with too many secrets.


Really rich gentleman, who happens to be a vampire, who happens to have a huge heart and is a sucker for defenseless girls. NOPE.

This is a novella, so it was a really quick read. I am thankful for that. It felt as if the author was just writing this to be writing this.  There was no real conflict, no character development not even a great description of the scenery.

Casey is broke and dying. . .  that is all there is to her. Her rich vampire is using her not only for her blood but for other things that he wouldn’t had told her if she didn’t happen to stubble upon some things.

This entire book was a pity party. Casey pitied herself and her vampire pitied her. Love between them? Might as well be nonexistent. There was no passion in either one of them, there was no passion in the writing either. It felt like the author was throwing things in to appeal to all types of readers; the vampire lover, the sad story, the unconventional love, online dating and the sacrifice.

Although I love some of those aspects, the author didn’t execute them well and it was too much for a novella.

1 Pickle.

Adults Only Book Review: Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L James

             Vintage    Published April 2011       Ebook 385 Pages
Published April 2011
Ebook 385 Pages

I know I said I would never read this book but yeah . .  crap happens.

21 year old Anastasia Steele goes on an interview with wealthy, attractive Christian Grey as a fill in for her friend who is sick. Instantly she knows she wants this man and oddly enough he wants plain jane Ana too (as she likes to be called).

The thing is Christian is a control freak and there are things he likes done in certain ways. Ana being innocent is opened up to a whole new world (ha) that not only changes her but changes Christian as well.

Before I get into the BDSM, I have to say I loved the story. I loved Christian and I think E.L. James did an amazing job with this character. He wasn’t the typical rich man and his sensitivity surprised me. He wasn’t overly sensitive nor was he a jerk. He cared for Ana maybe even loved her but he made sure she was okay at all time. Granted he pushed the line to damn near stalkerish but I liked him . . . a lot.

I could live without Ana. She wasn’t a bad character but she didn’t make me smile like Christian. AND IM NOT SAYING THAT BECAUSE OF IM A WOMAN EITHER! Ana is young and Christian is her first so I get her back and forth especially since it’s more than vanilla sex . . .  LMAO

As for the BDSM it is not as bad as everyone said it was. I was expecting some really really disturbing things to happen but to be honest the guy likes control and technically that is all he is really doing minus one or two . .  toys.

None the less beyond the crappy sentences and the misplaced words I though the book was good. So good . . . I’m reading number two lol.

8 out of 10.

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