By Sarah O’Rourke
Molly Ramsey Delancy loves her husband. She truly does. They have a beautiful daughter together and she knows she will spend the rest of her life with this gorgeous man.
If she doesn’t kill him first, that is.
William “Devil” Delancy conquered the business world, then realized that his life wasn’t complete with the beautiful Molly. Surely marrying her and building a family together would be a piece of cake, right?
Enter the crazy crew that together they call a family. And right at the top of their family tree is one of Molly’s dearest friends (and Devil’s anal retentive assistant) Manny. Can Devil keep his wife sane while she plans Manny’s wedding to his lover, Nick? Can Molly resist from maiming Devil when he keeps valuable information from her that could affect Manny’s everlasting happiness?
Scorched was a fun little sequel to Sizzle and gave us a glimpse of where Devil and Molly’s relationship is at. And where are they at? Well, currently Devil is dealing with a severe case of sexual frustration (aka blue balls). Since the birth of their daughter (Devylynn), and with Molly planning and hosting the wedding of their gay friends, Manny and Nick, she doesn’t have any time to spare Devil. Try as he might to get her alone, they’re always interrupted at the most painful time, even more so when the wedding looks set to implode.
All the characters in Scorched were introduced to us in Sizzle, and they’re still as entertaining as they were in book 1. Molly still has some slight body issues, especially since she had the baby and hasn’t yet lost all the weight. But Devil does his best to assure her that she has nothing to worry about.
Devil: “It’s an established impossibility for my body NOT to want yours. The sun will always rise in the east and set in the west. Water will always freeze at 32 degrees Fahrenheit. And my cock will always think its home is in your pussy.”
The authors are clearly taking a stand and showing their readers they support gay marriage and I praise them for that. But I felt the scene with Nick and his parents was a little forced, a little unnatural, and ended a too quickly and too perfectly.
Scorched could use some editing as there are duplicated and unfinished sentences, as well as the occasional punctuation and spelling errors. I’m assuming there’ll be other books coming out focusing on Molly’s friends, Vivian and Samantha, but to be honest, I don’t think I’ll be reading them. Scorched was funny and the authors have a great sense of humour, but I just can’t seem to mesh with the writing style and as with Sizzle, I found myself skipping sections just to get to the end. Everything seems just a little too over the top and a little too repetitive.
Scorched (Sizzle Series # 2)
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