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The Best Mistake

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This sexy short novella had a very promising start - Lacey comes over to boyfriend Ran's apartment late at night after getting back from an interstate trip. For entirely believable reasons, it is Rick (Ran's cousin) in bed and when Lacey gives him a "hey-honey-I'm-home" surprise, both are mortified. I liked how Lacey's reaction included that she had all but raped Rick - I liked the notion that she took responsibility for her actions and accepted that she did not have Rick's willing consent. It was a small point which didn't need to be more fully explored really because Rick doesn't regard Lacey's actions as rape, but I'm glad it was in there as something which crossed her mind and for which she apologised. However, after such a promising (and hot) start, the book took a steep downward turn for me when Lacey was basically ambushed by Rick and Ran (what's with the two names anyway? I was constantly getting them confused - maybe that was the point) into agreeing to a threesome. Especially given that consent was something that had come up before, it just read wrong to me. I would have much more appreciated Ran and Lacey HAVING A CONVERSATION about this privately and reaching agreement before Ran broached the subject with Rick. This could easily have been done and would have made such a difference to my squick factor about this book. To top it all off, Lacey decides to allow Rick to have sex with her WITHOUT A CONDOM and I thought this was, stupid, dangerous and frankly, icky. The beginning was a B, the end was a D. So, via the law of averages, I settled on a C for the grade. ( )
  Kaetrin | Aug 13, 2012 |
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