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Sarina Bowen

I write steamy, angsty contemporary romance and NA from Vermont. Where it is cold. Very very cold.

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Coming In From the Cold
Sarina Bowen
Harlequin E Contemporary Romance Box Set Volume 1: Coming in from the ColdMaid to FitCalling His BluffBaker's Law
Amy Jo Cousins, Sarina Bowen, Rebecca Avery
Girl on Tour: 2 (Kylie Ryans)
Caisey Quinn
Harlequin E Contemporary Romance Box Set Volume 1: Coming in from the Cold / Maid to Fit / Calling His Bluff / Baker's Law
Sarina Bowen, Rebecca M. Avery, Amy Jo Cousins, Denise B McDonald

Wait for You (Wait for You, #1)

Wait for You  -  Jennifer L. Armentrout, J. Lynn I'm so conflicted about this book. It was an engaging read, and this author sure knows how to work the URST (unresolved sexual tension) angle. So that part was very well done. The reader is required to slog through quite a bit of head-slapping lust denial on the part of the main character. But Cam is so fabulous and perfect (too fabulous and perfect?) that we really don't mind. It's not that I think Cam is real, I just don't mind inhabiting the pretend world where he exists.

However.

I can't quite get my mind around the sudden popularity of sexy sexual abuse recovery stories. This book shares many themes with [b:Hopeless|15717943|Hopeless (Hopeless, #1)|Colleen Hoover|http://d.gr-assets.com/books/1353489892s/15717943.jpg|21389085] by Colleen Hoover. I can't help thinking that many actual abuse survivors are hurling these books across the room. They suggest that with a boyfriend patient and sexy enough, young survivors will soon (after years of crushing frigidity) be having lots of stress free screaming orgasms, well before the 288 pages are up. It's all very tidy.

Also, where are the condoms in this book? If the author wants to walk that fine line between hopelessly romantic and shockingly realistic, she should consider her heroine's intelligence. It disappears every crucial time that birth control might play into the plot. It just doesn't make sense.

Still, I enjoyed WAIT FOR YOU, and I suspect that millions more will enjoy it too.

(Pesty Aside: Other reviewers are right about one thing. There are a LOT of editing errors in here.)