Thursday, January 30, 2014

After Dark Review of Beauty by Laurell K. Hamilton

I have added After Dark Reviews to my blog as a way of notifying you of a review of a book with Adult themes and scenes. From now on I will keep my reviews of all books I read that have explicit scenes in them for late night posts for those of you who prefer to avoid them or easy to find for those of you who seek them out ;)
Synopsis: "You’d think I’d get used to seeing such a beautiful man and knowing he was mine, but it never grew old, as if his beauty and the fact that he was mine, and I was his, would forever surprise me.

With a vampire like Jean Claude around, it’s far too easy for Anita Blake to doubt her own appearance—and the hold it has on those who love her. But one hot tub and two incredibly sexy men—Jean Claude and Asher—will make her feel like the most lusted-after woman alive…or undead. Not bad for a mere human…"

My Review: It may just be the fact that I haven't read any Anita Blake books in a few years but I found Anita to be a very bitter person in this one. It is just a short story and I found that the first half of it was a lot of complaining, or at least that is how it felt to me. She was also very self depreciating, she wasn't always comfortable in her own skin but she always had a certain confidence about her and I found that missing. Of course the scene with Asher & Jean-Claude was very steamy but I wasn't able to get into after such a depressing first part of the story.
My Rating: I was really kind of surprised when this one didn't appeal to me as much as I expected. I really kind of ended up disliking Anita. I give it a rating of Two Paws.


  1. Oh that's a shame. I've always liked her. I haven't tried this one yet though. Think I'll pass on it. Thanks for the heads up!

    1. I always liked her weapon toting badass self. She may not have been confident in her skin but she still held herself in a confident way. She really lost that in this one, it was almost written just so she could complain about herself. I should have skipped this one because I am now hesitating reading the next full length novel.