Title: Opposites Attract
Series: The Embassy #6
Author: Kira Barker
Genre: Paranormal; Erotica
Release Date: January 26nd, 2015
Rating: 3 Stars
Life can be hard sometimes, when you’re a werewolf. Even harder when you’re the only female in the pack, and past experiences have left you with control issues. Well, la di da, it sucks to be me! No news there…And of all nights that I have to be stood up in a bar, it has to be tonight, when this incredibly hot but ridiculously annoying vamp is hitting on me. Because that’s exactly what I need—a guy who easily sees through my bullshit, and who’s more than capable of holding his own in a little rough-and-tumble. Only that he’s a vampire, our sworn enemy. And I’m so not falling for that charm, nope, not me!Ah, shit.
Trigger Warning & Adult Content
I know I just reviewed the first in the series not too long ago, but I tore through this one so quickly I couldn’t not post a review. I almost didn’t, but, honestly, this is one of those novels that people need to be warned about. There is no warning in the description about what type of book it is, a.k.a. the fetish/trope that it concerns.
Opposites Attract is definitely an acquired taste. That is to say, unless it is a fetish you are into, this novel is definitely not for you. What fetish you ask? Opposites Attract is all about a female who was wants to be dominated. Not just dominated, but essentially degraded as well.
Let’s be honest. It’s a rape fetish novel. The female werewolf is essentially raped by the male vampire. But it’s okay because she likes it and secretly wants/needs it!
While it is definitely not a fetish I am into, I really couldn’t find fault in the writing. Barker knows how to write even if it just isn’t my tastes. I feel that there should be some sort of warning about the theme of this novel. The male lead is rather…crude towards the female (even though deep down she “wants” it.) The novel can be very triggering for some people. Others may just find it offensive. There is no sweetness or cute factor. Only raunchy sex and mock angry arguments.
So I guess what I am trying to say, is that if you aren’t into erotica where the woman wants to be used and abused, stay far away from this one. However, if that floats your boat, then this is a perfect novel for you and you will love it!