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Hi everyone! I used to be a former Goodreads lover. Who has decided to move to BookLikes due to the recent changes to the GR site: that is, the decision of the management to delete reviews that talk about bad author behaviour.

 

It is important that we know of bad author behaviour and actions. We buy their books. I want to know whether Author A has decided to harass Reviewer A or encouraged fans to stalk Reviewer B.

I want to know this, the same way I wanted to know that a well known sporting good company had been using child labour in the production of some of its products. The same way the WHOLE WORLD wanted to know. 

It is irrelevant that the author writes well, or that the said sporting good company produces good quality sporting goods. Our ethics and morals MATTER!

 

 

Now to discuss my reading habits:

 

I am very picky when it comes to books. I am a feminist and I think that shows in my reading list. 

 

There are many things that bug me to death. But I'll always make an exception if the boy-girl standard is reversed. Dear world, that is MY double standard. I respect and champion authors who have the guts to do something different.

Firstly, I hate infidelity in novels. 

 

Secondly, I hate it when the heroine is a virgin and the guy is an expert and skilled lover. I hate it when the heroine, for fated reasons, saves herself for someone who has been sowing his oats. It's not only overdone, old-fashioned and pathetic, but it also grosses me out like he is violating something so sacrosanct.

 

Thirdly, I might enjoy the occasional alpha-hero tendencies, but my true love lies with beta-heroes. Guys who are loving and sweet. Who don't feel the need to push around their women to make themselves feel more manly.

Feminista's bookshelf: read

Death, and the Girl He Loves
4 of 5 stars
tagged: ya-and-new-adult and urban-fantasy
The Loneliest Alpha
4 of 5 stars
tagged: paranormal-romance
Hard to Handle
2 of 5 stars
Rating: 2 out of 5. Sadie Howard is a serial dater who never goes out with a guy on more than one date, but then sometimes she breaks her rules... Aiden Downey found out that his mother was dying and even though he was in a relationship...
tagged: contemporary-romance and arc
Mine to Hold
3 of 5 stars
Rating: 3 out of 5. Claire Kramer from Mine to Keep has been a victim of an obsessed lover in the past. It is also a past that she can’t seem to get away from. Noah York, from the previous books, is Trace’s friend. He was a part of those...
tagged: arc and romantic-suspense
Finding Never
4 of 5 stars
Rating: 4.5 out of 5.
tagged: ya-and-new-adult
Keeping Never
4 of 5 stars
tagged: ya-and-new-adult
Hurt
4 of 5 stars
tagged: ya-and-new-adult
The Care and Feeding of Stray Vampires
3 of 5 stars
Rating: 3.5 out of 5.
tagged: paranormal-romance
Alpha Instinct
3 of 5 stars
Rating: 3 out of 5. I have been wanting to read this book for ages. But I had the wrong idea in mind. I thought it was an Urban Fantasy novel. Probably because of the cover of a female. But it is a paranormal romance. As far as parano...
tagged: paranormal-romance
Never Love a Cowboy
3 of 5 stars
tagged: historical-romance

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Skin Game: Gefährliche Berührung

Skin Game - Ava Gray I had a huge problem with Reyes. His lies, dishonesty, lack of ethics, absence of cunning intelligence which is needed in his line of work. But the only saving grace was Kyra. I was worried for a moment that she would still throw herself on him after finding out the truth, but she doesn't give in easy. Hell I would have foregone the happy ending if this were to happen in real life.As to why I hate Reyes, well that's in the spoiler part. Read at your own risk. I hated how he took the job based on a text message. I mean how stupid is that. There is no evidence of him searching Interpol or any credible other agency to find out whether Kyra had actually committed the crime. Yes he has his hacker buddy Monroe, but he doesn't ask the hacker for help until halfway through the novel. I mean what the hell. Okay, then he sleeps with Kyra knowing full well when he does, that he is going to kill her. This just left a sour taste in my mouth. And it wasn't even that he was utterly in love with her when he met her. Yes he was intrigued, but not enough not to want her dead. But hey, why not jump into bed with a mark, I am only going to kill her anyway.Then his lies, he could have let her know throughout the novel. But he even goes so far as to lie to her about her friend. I mean I felt her shame when she realised how much she had shared with him, while he was utterly dishonest with her.Then in the end, he takes a job from the father who was near poverty stricken, and he goes on about how he would have done it for $5.95. But he still takes the money! I mean what the hell. There is no doubt that the father probably gave him all his life savings and probably will be embroiled in debt. And we are talking about $US not that country's money. Having to convert it to $US. It must have been phenomenal. I just got so sick of his lack of ethics and how he once even thought "I am a man of my words". Well that doesn't mean much does it?Anywho there were other things that I hated, but I guess I should stop here. I can understand why people might like it. But it just wasn't my cup of tea.