Review: Revving Her Wild Engines by Cassandre Dayne

Filed in 1 Star , Cassandre Dayne , Review , The Winged Lover Posted on December 6, 2011 @ 12:00 pm 4 comments

Revving Her Wild Engines

Format Read: E-book
No of Pages: 66
Release Date: 20 February 2011
Publisher: Rebel Ink Press
Genre: Erotic Romance
Formats Available: E-book
Purchasing Info: Author’s Website, Goodreads, Amazon

Book Blurb:

Stephanie Simon was more than ready to have her most secret and sinful fantasies fulfilled. And the thought of having a torrid affair with David Tyler took her breath away. Unfortunately however, Stephanie and David have never met. Introduced by a friend, they’ve only conversed via the Internet, where they tell each other their every hidden fantasy. Stephanie’s is a wicked tryst on the back of David’s motorcycle and a ménage. And as luck would have it, David has the perfect third in mind.

Fuelled by Stephanie’s hunger to explore, David sweeps Stephanie off her feet with a wild ride across a pool table in front of his friends and a ménage that leaves her engine revved for more. But both David and Stephanie hold a terrible secret. As they learn about their tragic pasts, neither knows if they can cling to the other for support and find the love and forgiveness they need.

My Thoughts:

There’s good erotic fiction, and then there’s not. Unfortunately Revving Her Wild Engines fell into the pretty horrible section.

Stephanie is traumatised, after battling something terrible that happened in her past for years now, she has decided to take that final step in letting go, no longer being held back by her fears she meets up with a man she has been chatting to for months on the internet. When her and David meet though it is more than just a weekend of wild passion, they connect with each other. The connection running deeper than anything Stephanie has ever felt.

Revving Her Wild Engines sounded like a nice quick, hot read. Something good for curling up with late one night to pass the time before bed. Unfortunately what I got was basically, really horrible book porn. The plot was terrible, the emotion was overly dramatized and the wording was flowery.

Erotic couplings such as this should result in some hot sex and maybe a call back, what I got was declarations of love within the first two days of them meeting. Their first hug was a “tender, loving embrace”. I’m sorry; I don’t care how good the sex was, but no.

The main thing that kept throwing me out of the mood that Dayne was struggling to create was the wording, “moistened her scarlet panties and she resisted the urge to wipe at herself.” I’m sorry, but yuck, she wanted to wipe at herself?! When I think “wipe” I think toilet paper.

Then there were the ridiculous situations they were put in, like oh I don’t know, giving head jobs on a balcony while people were watching. Or giving head jobs in the middle of a pub rec room in front of your four closest friends who have just met this woman.

His friends didn’t believe David when he told them he had a woman, if I saw that I’d think he’d hired a prostitute for the weekend. That isn’t hot, it’s dirty. Dayne could have made it hotter, with a different setting or better dialogue, but it read like a really bad porn movie.

The dialogue matched the rest of this train wreck as well. “Mm baby, are you hot for me?” “Oh yes, honey, I am so hot for you, I have been hot for you all day.” Really?

That was as good as it got. Well of course, apart from the over emotional speeches about how Stephanie couldn’t really be loved by David because she was so ugly, and such bad person.

This entire novella read like a bad soapie mixed with even worse porn. Overemotional, bad dialogue, horrible writing and stupid settings. Culminating in an ending that was not only clichéd and boring, but completely far-fetched.

If Dayne had left the emotional crap out of this story and used her material for a hot, wild coupling of two strangers, it might have worked, what we’re given though isn’t worth reading.


I give Revving Her Wild Engines 1 out of 5 Bookies

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About Amanda

Amanda-Lee is a proudly addicted reader and writer from Sydney. She lives with her wonderful husband and their more like a baby than a kitten Hamish. Amanda-Lee has been blogging for 4 years now and is a lover of all genres, though she does have a tendancy to stray towards the weird and wonderful concotions in the paranormal and fantasy genres. In addition to being the Winged Lover on BLI she also runs the book blog StoryWings.

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  • aurian December 6, 2011 at 12:23 pm

    O Amanda, I am sorry the story is so bad. I’ve always difficulty believing in those swift declarations of love, and yes, having sex in front of friends and strangers like that is unbelievable. Unless they are all having sex.

    • Amanda December 7, 2011 at 6:59 am

      I hate it too, especially when they have a really good blurb. I get so excited about the blurb and the book and when it is a total let down..I feel cheated.

  • Mary Kirkland December 6, 2011 at 1:02 pm

    I hate being let down like that. Getting a book you are excited to read and having it be such a let down. I don’t usually buy books unless I am excited to read them so when it turns out to be a big bust, it’s irritating.

    • Amanda December 7, 2011 at 7:00 am

      Yeah it sucks, hard. It was good it was only a short book (an afternoons read), so I don’t feel like I wasted too much time on it, but still, that’s an afternoon I could have spent reading something good…

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