The Red Wife (The Without Rules Series: Book Two) by Tyffani Clark Kemp
Published: February 7, 2014, Genre: Adult Erotica
E-book, 279 pages
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
Misspelled words, misused vocabulary and incorrect punctuation litter the book.
Mariss Red, and Sebastian Boa that is really what the second book is about. The author changes the entire spectrum of the story, instead of there being a feud between the husband and their threesome partner the author decides to kill off the husband so that Mariss and Sebastian could be together. I really was not happy with the way this portion of the story turns out. I will admit that I did kind of see this happening, maybe not the attack on Holden but I knew some way he was going to be written out of the picture. Poor Mariss, she was put through so much in this book the loss of her husband and the nervous break downs, yes plural, and the surprise pregnancy and loss of Holden and Mariss’s child. I think the author was going for a lot of dramatic twists and turns but I just felt as if the world was ganging up on poor Mrs. Red.
Throughout this book Mariss shows off a lot of her acquired skills from her pass time, I can understand the reaction she was feeling with the world pinned against her and the Sebastian Boa never backing down. I felt a lack of depth with the characters, everyone appears to be very one sided I know there will be growth or an attempt of it in the next book, but I would have loved to read more about Sebastian and his promiscuous ways, maybe learn why he wants to sleep with anything that bats their eyelashes. Speaking of Sebastian, I could not stand the fact that he was sleeping with Brenda, she was so exasperating. Brenda was supposed to be older than Sebastian’s mother, and yet she acted as if she were a child. For Brenda to know and understand how Sebastian lives his life with multiple women around she should really have stepped off her high horse with her nagging, and pure jealousy.
Overall the story needed a little more work, I would have liked to see more interactions between Holden and Sebastian maybe a little more tug of war instead of offing Holden as soon as she got the chance. There were a lot of chapters that seemed to repeat, Mariss says no, Sebastian pushes, they end up fooling around, on and on. Let’s face it, we all knew Mariss and Sebastian were going to end up together, I just wish we could see some time in between her grieving and hooking up with Sebastian. He still could’ve come in and saved the day but from afar.