Thursday 4 December 2014

Jason (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter #23) by Laurell K. Hamilton ~ #bookreview
Jason (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter #23)

"Enjoying pain with your pleasure is something you either get, or you don't. If you get it, then you don't really need it explained, because you know how good it feels, and if you don't get it then no amount of talking is going to convince you it makes sense."

But sometimes you have to explain the unexplainable, especially if the love of your life needs to understand, or she'll leave you. Jason Schuyler is one of Anita Blake's best friends and favorite werewolves, with benefits. J.J. is his lady love, an old flame from childhood who dances at one of the top ballet companies in New York. She's accomplished, beautiful, and she's crazy about him, too. Neither of them wants to be monogamous, so what could go wrong?

J.J. is enthusiastically bisexual, with an emphasis on the female side of things. She plans to keep sleeping with women, because Jason can't meet that need, just like she can't meet Jason's need for rough sex and bondage. J.J. doesn't understand why Jason isn’t content to go elsewhere for a need she can’t fulfil, so Jason asks Anita to help him explain.

Anita is having her own relationship growing pains with her only female lover ever, Jade. Jason suggests that J.J. might be able to help Anita with her girl problem, while she helps him with his kinky explanations. With some encouragement from a few other lovers in Anita's life she reluctantly agrees, and J. J. makes plans to fly into town for an experience that none of them will ever forget.

Source: eARC for Honest Review Courtesy of Penguin Group
Genre: Paranormal Erotic Romance Novella F/F, F/F/F, M/F, M/F/M, M/F/M/F
Part #23 of an ongoing series

My Jason Review... 

It has been quite awhile since I read an Anita Blake book.  The last book I read was Beauty #20.5. The reason I took a break is because this series went from amazing to no substance just sex.  So, when I got the chance I jumped on it.  I sadly didn't get enough time to read Kiss the Dead and Affliction before hand but after reading Jason I felt like that made no difference to my reading experience with this novella. 

As I was hoping to get into old school Anita Blake what I got was basically a novella on pure sex.  The substance wasn't necessarily about the series but more about the exploration of sexuality.   For Jason, Anita's wolf to call and friends with benefits is in a human relationship with J.J, whom also is a relationship with her lesbian lover.  Jason wants to show more of his animal side to J.J. so he embarks the help of Anita and friends to show how it is done.  

As Anita takes one for the 'team' she also learns a lesson about herself as she is struggling with her first female/female relationship.  What she learns is more about her self than her struggling sexuality.

This book was just a fluff sex filler really and didn't make or break the series for me, it just was.  If you want an Anita sex snit bit then read the novella, if you feel like it is going to alter the series or make the series more than it is then , you could probably skip it.  It was an easy read and well written, but left me wondering why I read it as it didn't really fulfill me too much in regards to this series.   

2 to 2.5 Meh Thumbs up!
thumbs upthumbs up . 5

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