Thursday, April 28, 2011

Review: Poof! by Carlene Rae Dater

Title: Poof!
Author: Carlene Rae Dater
Publisher: Cobblestone Press
Publication Date: April 2011
ISBN: 978-1-60088-642-3
Genre: Erotic Romance
Length: Novella
Rating: 2/5
Heat Level: Jalapeno Martini
Other:  Contains graphic sex and some language

When Jordan Kerr goes looking for her absent-minded and largely absent from her life scientist father, she accidently blows up his lab with interesting consequences. With the help of her father’s lab assistant, Gavin Price, she’s determined to solve her problem without having to give up sex or licorice.

While researching her affliction, the two have mind-blowing sex and both enjoy the effort to resolve Jordan’s problem.


While the premise of girl goes invisible was interesting, the rest of the story, including the sex was a bit dull.

In novellas, there’s not much time to get through the story and it’s a challenge for character development, but in reading this book it felt like there was definitely some things lacking.

Dater attempts to give the character of Jordan some depth by mentioning the fact that her father was absentee for most of her life, she fails to explore the feelings this might arouse in the character and how this relates to the choices she’s made in her life. 

When the hero and heroine, Gavin and Jordan jump into bed, it seems unnatural and almost forced, especially since the two have known each other for a matter of hours. Almost immediately after sex, the two characters jump into relationship mode, however, the relationship didn’t feel like a new one. It read like two people who’d been dating each other for months, with time to develop affectionate terms for one another.

A more natural progression into the sex and relationship would’ve been nice. That, along with ramping up the steam and doing some deeper character development would make a cool premise turn into an awesome tale. 
Bottom's Up

*Book provided by author for review

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