It is not often that I don’t finish reading a book that I have started. Never have I attempted to write a review of a book I did not read from cover to cover.
K.L. Brady’s Bum Magnet is the first. I tried to read it. Honest I did. It sounded like a fun, easy read. Here is what is printed on the back cover of the book–
She’s a savvy, successful real-estate agent blessed with a quick wit, a low tolerance for BS, a much better tolerance for designer vodka, and a gorgeous plus-size body. She has a dream house, a luxury car, and an appetite for life’s best–like good food and great sex. So why do all of her ex-lovers belong in the Losers Hall of Fame? Why does Rissey seem to her own special talent as a bum magnet?
The cover goes on to talk about some of the men that Rissey has been involved with. Looking back, I can see a lot of clues in this description that shows the book may not be for me. Still, I wanted to give it a chance. But no matter how hard I tried, I could not get beyond chapter 7.
Nothing against K.L. Brady or her writing style. I actually found her voice very conversational and humorous. The problem I had was with the type of conversation in the book. It seemed like every time a mouth opened in the book it was to utter an expletive. And Rissey—well, even though she made a “pact” with herself to not fall into bed with another unworthy man, she was unable to keep her clothes on for long at all.
I don’t believe that every conversation needs to be full of swearing or that dating a man means that you have to sleep with him. Those beliefs make it very uncomfortable for me to read a book that doesn’t reflect those beliefs.
I did have a big problem with Rissey, too. She is portrayed as some strong, independent woman. Yet her actions make her seem much less than that. To me, an independent woman is one who may want to have a man in her life but knows she does not need one. Rissey is a career woman who has done very well for herself. But she still seems to think that she needs a man to be complete. I don’t know–it was too conflicting for me.
Over all, I would not recommend this book to others. The language and sexual situations are too strong, too prevalent for my tastes. But if you don’t mind that and are looking for a quick beach read, you might want to check this one out.
You can purchase Bum Magnet at this link: http://www.amazon.com/Bum-Magnet-K-L-Brady/dp/1451613709/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1314275721&sr=8-1
For more on this author, check out her website http://www.authorklbrady.com/
- Book Spotlight: The Bum Magnet by K.L. Brady (bookmarketingbuzz.com)