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Tami

I'd do nothing but reading if I could (ok, maybe eat some great food, buy some fancy shoes between two books...oh, and spend some quality time with the gorgeous guy I married while I am on reading-break anyway...)

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The Handmaid's Tale
Margaret Atwood
Trek Science - mit Warpgeschwindigkeit in die Zukunft? (German Edition)
Inga Nielsen, Stefan Thiesen

I did it! I finished it! Major Pet Peeve: Awful heroine.

Hungry Like the Wolf - Paige Tyler

So, this book had a good (a bit stereotypical) Alpha Male, some hot sexy times, a solid world-building and solid writing.

 

And it had an awful heroine.

You can read below why I hate her (she is stupid, selfish, egotistic, shallow and dishonest. Examples of her musings and behaviours see below.

 

Another reason to hate her:

 

So, she decides that she has the serious hots for the hot alpha guy. And when she finds out the big secret of him and his SWAT team colleagues being werewolves, she of course films him and wants to use all this to have a "story". She doesn't even hesitate when he asks her to not write the story. Because the public has a right - like outing people, who serve their fellow citizens and do nothing illegal or immoral have no right to privacy. Classy.

And then she does a 180 on that one. And you know why? Because she has the hots for the hot alpha guy who won't forgive her betrayal if she does indeed write the story. So being horny for a guy is a good reason not to write the story, but protecting those men who risk their lives every day is not.

 

I hated her even more. At least I could have respected her as an ice-cold professional who really believes in the public's right to information (I don't, not without restrictions to protect innocent peoples' privacy). This way? There is nothing she really believes in.

She decides to keep silent due to completely selfish reasons. If she didn't want to keep boinking the hot werewolf guy she would have spilled.

(show spoiler)

 

 

Below my status Update after 25%:

 

A few reasons why I immensely dislike the heroine - in citations.

 

Here the background: the werewolves are serving as SWAT officers and saving lives. Mac is a nosy world-class investigative journalist who thinks they are dirty/taking performance enhancing drugs. She goes to the crime scene of an ugly hostage situation and decides to visit the building where the criminals are in.

 

"If she could sneak inside and find a place to hide, she'd be able to observe the SWAT eam in action and see how messy things really got."

1. Not cool to risk your own life like this

2. So not cool to potentially hinder the rescue mission.

 

"Well, she could play that game, too. But while she wasn't above using her feminine wiles to get a story, (...)"(...) "If she couldn't distract him with her feminine assets, this job might turn out to be tougher than she thought"

1. World-class journalists don't get stories with their boobs and asses.

2. Manipulative behaviour is way uncool.

3. Thanks so much for helping all those professional women out there who try hard to be successful without utilizing sexuality. NOT.

 

"You agree not to detail any of our tactical procedures or techniques like the one I just told you about. You print those and you'll get my team killed." He lifted a brow. "Do we have an agreement?"

Mac nodded eagerly. "Yes." She'd agree to whatever he wanted it if got her in the compound - even if it meant going back on her word later."

1. You lying bitch.

2. Is nothing holy to you? Those guys risk their lives to save people.

3. I hate you. So much.

 

I will have to give a low rating, I know that already. And I am a bit sorry right now, as the world-building and the writing are not bad.

 

But this anti-heroine, who has nothing going for herself but selfishness, stupidity, dishonesty and all-around ass-holery, ruined it already.

 

Did I mention that I hate her?

With the force of a thousand suns.