Author: Eve Dangerfield
Published Date: November 28th 2016
Genre: Contemporary Romance
***THIS BOOK WAS PROVIDED TO NERD GIRL IN EXCHANGE FOR AN HONEST REVIEW***
Daniel Schwartz never meant to uncover the apocalypse, unfortunately for her that’s exactly what happened. Yet while it’s clear to the Kiwi hacktivist what she should do; cover it back up and get completely smashed, the rest of the world doesn’t agree. A shady corporation places her in a beachside prison where they promise to hold her until she agrees to talk. Dani would be pretty annoyed if she weren’t:
a) Biologically incapable of being annoyed
b) Very intrigued by the men hired to guard her
c) Extremely hungover
John, Colt, and Seb have poured a lot of time and money into their private security business the last thing they need is to waste six weeks babysitting a hyperactive hippie. Sadly they’ve signed a dubious but watertight contract. Each of the three men finds himself drawn to the weird, pop-obsessed Daniel and she to them. As they become entangled in each other’s lives Daniel is forced to answer some big questions such as; how can you escape when there’s nowhere safe to go? How can a commitmentphobe fall for not one, but three different men? And, most importantly, should New Zealanders kick people who call them Hobbits? (Yes.)
Taunt is a heart-stopping erotic thriller; chock full of science, nail-biting suspense, period jokes and good old fashioned lust.
With very little preamble, Dani is kidnapped, and readers must wait until 70% into the book to get any sort of explanation as to why she has been taken let alone why she was flown across the world to be held captive. With a few pages of action, the book returns to foursome sex scenes and drug use to numb the inevitability of Dani’s research reveal.
Dani’s mental health issues are used an as excuse for her inexplicable and inappropriate behavior while she is held against her will thanks to the Middlebend Corporation and their hunky, hired security, John, Colt and Seb. Dani is probably supposed to be a quirky, zany young girl, but her responses to her kidnappers and security team came off as flippant and highly unrealistic. I can’t imagine anyone responding to being forcibly taken, to be not only not fighting back but asking the goon, why she couldn’t be kidnapped by a sexy guy.
“The world’s ending, our business is ruined and we’ve just been dumped by the same woman…this is ridiculous.”
The quote sums up my feelings about the book nicely. Neither the humor nor the sex resonated with me. I didn’t find the premise plausible. Author Eve Dangerfield didn’t make me care about her characters. The story and the characters just didn’t work for me. It’s a shame, because the premise has promise. If meant as a farce, Taunt is a B+. However, I read it presuming the author meant for it to be taken seriously as an erotic thriller. In terms of plot tension and suspense, and spicy sexual encounters, I found Taunt to be luke-warm, and I struggled to finish the book.
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