Am höchsten bewertete kritische Rezension
a bit unreal, but ok
am 19. März 2016
This is an ok book. I went for it because I like stories set in the world of music, and I also enjoy the bodyguard set-up. So far, so good, But something about Jake and Sawyer simply didn't feel right.
I thought Jake was far too sexually aggressive when he met Sawyer again. TEN years passed, and lots of things can happen during a stretch of time that long. People can change. Their attitudes can change. But for some reason Jake ignores all that to 'take what he wants'.
The two men hardly have had a decent conversation before Jake has his hand down Sawyer's pants. And he doesn't listen to Sawyer saying 'no' because 'he knows better'? Must say that didn't work for me. Even if Sawyer does enjoy the attention, Jake should have respected Sawyer's wishes and gained his trust before he made any further sexual advances. Jake's justifies his actions with the argument that he loved Sawyer for ten years which seems to give him the automatic right to have what he wants? I don't think so. Jake appears single-minded and ruthless, more or less steam-rollering Sawyer into admitting he's gay. I would have liked to see Jake wooing Sawyer, making him fall in love, making him admit who he is BEFORE all the sex happened.
The speed of their developing relationship takes my breath away. Sawyer doesn't even want to admit to himself out loud he is gay one day, but then goes all the way with Jake only a few days after that? He may have been ready to accept himself, but this is VERY ready indeed.
I am not saying I didn't enjoy this, but it pains me to admit that I couldn't quite connect to either of the two MCs.