Friday, April 19, 2013

Review: Built 4 It (Love Bots #3) by Daisy Harris

Built 4 ItBuilt 4 It by Daisy Harris
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

The Blurb

Book three in the Love-Bots series.

When a riot erupts in Built4’s stein-building lab, the alpha stein Kee drags a submissive young lab assistant into his cage. Kee’s been studying the human. Ben’s sad eyes and slender form call to Kee—urging him to equal parts lust and possessiveness.

Prisoner to the alpha, Ben surrenders to the stein’s fierce determination and gentle seductions. He’s long hated his job, feeling like a monster for following his boss’s orders, especially once he’s seen intelligence flickering in the alpha’s green eyes.

If Kee’s to escape, he needs Ben’s help to learn about the world outside the laboratory—a world full of people, sex and experiences Kee’s only beginning to discover. And guilt-ridden over the things he’s done, Ben can only forgive himself if the alpha forgives his sins first.

I have to thank Netgalley for the privilege of getting to borrow this book and in exchange I write an honest review or at least a feedback.

For those who have read my blogs before, they all know I can be brutally honest. So, here goes.... please, don't strangle me.

Lost In Oblivion

I was quite surprised about how this book was written for it was written well, given its only 75 pages long. But honestly, I got totally lost, not having read the first two books. It did not help that there was no back-story written into this book number 3, if there had been one I would not have had to go back and forth looking over the previous books, trying to at least get a background. It also did not help that most of the book was, well, "zombie porn" as one reviewer wrote.

Don't get me wrong: if not for the lack of a back-story, I would have given this a 4 STAR. It is this feeling of being lost, trying to search for a background to get my imagination running smooth, and having to try to grasp helplessly at the taken-for-granted attitude the book was written in that I could not stand.

Questions, and more???

Ok, so really I am lost. I have not read the first two books and this has left me with these questions:

1. How did the steins start? I need a little bit of history here.

2. What do the steins look like? I read and read and there were implications all throughout the book that the following characters were obviously stein - I don't get it.

3. There was something mentioned about one character, a stein, who called everyone kids because he was about or more than a hundred years old. How does this affect Ben and Kee's relationship? I don't get it.

4. Why was the City of Seattle so important because of the constant rains and cloudy skies? This brought back memories of Edward explaining to Bella why they, as vampires, settled where they settled, because of the same reasons. Is it the same reason(s)?

I could go on and on about my "duh-ness," but really, all these questions could have been written into the book quite easily. It wouldn't have take more than one or two paragraphs - at most. Why not snip some of the porn off and insert the back-story?

Sighing Deeply....

The author left me bewildered, for lack of a better term. Forgive me if I am lacking as well, I never got to read the first two books. Forgive me for assuming that this is like all the other stand-alone books where a reader does not have to read the previous books in the series to get the back-story straight.

I have nothing against the alpha-subby-zombie thingy, nor do I have any issues with the writing style of Ms. Harris. I just wish..... well..... you know what I mean.

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