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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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Protecting What's His (Line of Duty, #1) - Tessa Bailey Rating: 1 out of 5.I had serious issues with this book. I didn’t like Derek’s attitude. A day or two after meeting his new neighbour, he stakes out the place of her employment the first day, and the second day, he sends his colleagues over to the bar that she works at.Does anyone else see a problem with that?It’s not hot or sexy. It’s just not cool.I have read books where guys cross the line. But the books that I like are those in which the author addresses the issue, they don’t make it sound like he is a fairy tale prince come to save the day. And the heroines in those books at least know it is wrong.The way he is obsessed with who she has slept with, whether she ever goes home with anyone from the bar (to which: surprise, surprise, the answer is no because of course, she is a virgin, and because of course, Derek deserves a woman who is pure and virginal), and the fact that Ginger lets him ask intrusive questions and butt in her business. She barks a bit in her head, but when it comes to acting on it to let him know that he needs to respect her boundaries, it is then she fails spectacularly. A kiss later, she forgets everything which she wanted to talk about. I have very low tolerance for females who are weak… She won’t take shit from her customers, but when it comes to Derek, everything is excusable.He tries to manipulate her through guilt into staying at his place when her place gets destroyed. He starts to control her life. He doesn’t like how much skin she shows, and tells her what she can and cannot do while she is out in public. Also not cool. I mean within a day of meeting her, when he asks her where she works, and she says that she will start work at a bar, his hands curl into fists. I was like WHAT? Dude, you talked to this girl for 15 minutes max, counting 10 minutes from the day before when she was moving in and 5 minutes now… And you decide you don’t like the fact that she works in a bar when a day ago, you didn’t even know her from Eve? It just gets worse from there. The wildness and sexiness that attracted him to her in the first place, is something he hates when she shows to others. Not only that, but after their first time together, he leaves the morning after without saying anything to her. But when he comes back to find her missing, he gets angry at her not leaving him a note. I think there is a picture of him next to the word hypocrite in the dictionary. This is what he thinks: “But what would he have said? Thanks for the hottest fuck of my life, baby. Let’s do it again as soon as I get home from work. Twice.”Not only that, but when he gets told that she is on a date (which again, she is not, because she is such a good girl, saving herself for the right man), this is what he thinks: “A date? A fucking date? He’d find out where the hell she’d gone and with whom. Then he’d go there and kill the motherfucker.” Yup… I am so very in love with his violent rants.Some people might be reading this book and thinking wow, so sexy and hot. I am sitting here thinking about real life horror stories of men, whether they are men in blue or not, who are too possessive when it comes to their wives and girlfriends: stories which sometimes ends in abuse if not death. Rough and kinky bed play that is consensual is fine. But when that controlling obsession seeps into day to day life, then there is a serious problem…