Q: Have you ever bought a book BECAUSE of a bad review?
A: Hm. I honestly don't think so....off to Goodreads to flip through my books....nope doesn't look like it. I did just buy Christine Feehan's Deadly Games for a kinda similar reason. Someone in a group was complaining how Maya Banks new book was way too similar to Feehan's Deadly Games. I LOVED Banks book so decided to pick up Feehan's to see how similar I thought they were. So, kinda.
I have decided to read a book I already own after seeing a bad review of two though. Books I wanted to read eventually just hadn't gotten around to yet. One of those was Elizabeth Amber's Raine. There were some reviews just trashing the book and how they couldn't finish it it was so gross. Well. That made me have to pick it up right away and see what all the fuss was about. It's definitely not for the close minded. Amber's books are historical erotica and her heroes/heroines far from your average character. One of the things that got people so in a snit over Raine was that the heroine, Jordan, is a hermaphrodite. Some very different scenes and issues resulted. I loved the book and it's my favorite of the series because Amber took a risk and stepped outside of a lot of people's comfort zones. The characters were really well done and the hero, Raine, found a spot in my top heroes list because of how he treated his heroine.