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The Daring Assignment Review + Author Interview

Title: The Daring Assignment
Author:
Victoria Bright
Publication Date:
March 17, 2015

Series:
A Curvy Assignments Novel
Publisher:
BookTrope
Synopsis:
I was living the dream. I had a great career as a romance author, a successful boyfriend, and am the daughter to a New York power couple. With my standing, my family groomed me to be perfect. Despite having it all, something was still missing.
My Review:
The Daring Assignment starts off very well. The Main character Arianna a rather dull young woman in a destructive relationship with Julius. Her friend Gia is quickly introduced somewhat a caricature or a sex-terapist/dominatix/sex-addict, who tried to open Arianna’s eyes up to what a life she could have without Julius. With some encouragement from her agent Arianna starts on a new project: becoming a Erotica author instead of a romance writer. By an accident she meet Zane somewhat a Greek God among men, and she starts an affair. This is where the book lost me.
Arianna could be annoying at times, but being in a shitty relationship does in no circumstances make cheating alright. At the very point she decided to go to bed with Zane, she proved herself to be just as much of a jerk as he fiance Julius.
Sticking with the book for a few more chapters were rather easy, the story unfolded in a very anticipated way. Arianna get the guts to stand up to her abusive mother and learns that her father has far more respect for her than she ever thought. Julius tries to get the relationship off in a better direction… And the book keep telling the reader what is going on instead of showing the reader.
“I could make it about a woman who is trying to find her way outside of her family’s shadow and she ends up meeting a man who practically fulfill every sexual need she could ever imagine”
Gia scoffed and waved her hand to dismiss the idea. “I was so bored with that I didn’t even listen to the whole thing”
Maybe at some point the plot should have been somewhat re-evaluated, because it was not a good move to have the protagonist address the very plot you are writing and then have it dismissed as boring.
Bottom line for this story is that it isn’t quite bad, and the idea of a curvy protagonist in an erotic novel is refreshing, very often protagonists in erotic fiction are conventionally beautiful or acceptable characters. Though the combination of putting a “prude” woman in an erotic setting and making her curvy doesn’t quite work when the writing isn’t top-notch sexy.

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