Not So Pure
Ellora’s Cave [link to buy]
Rating: 2 out of 5 Paddles
White runs from her prison of a past and enters into a sexual deal with seven men that alters the course of her life for eternity. Caught between her need to take control of her life, and her desire to makeup for a serious lack of good sex, she enters a wonderland of kinky possibilities with men who show her that Prince Charmings come in all shapes and sizes. For White and her men, once upon a time doesn’t cut it—three or four times sound just about right. With each partner—not always one at a time—White beats back her trust issues. But the shadow of her past comes back to haunt them all. Now she must introduce them to her personal battle, hoping they’ll fight beside her as their sinful nights turn into hellish days.Happily ever after isn’t by the book anymore.
This is an interesting twist on a classic fairy tale. But, for the sake of this site, it is not BDSM simply an erotic twist on Snow White. When White finally escapes her wicked stepmother, she runs into seven men and they allow her to stay with them. The only way she can think to pay them back is with her body.
There is a lot going on in this story and for me, most of it didn’t hit the right notes for me to enjoy it. I usually am a fan of Elise Hepner’s writing, but White didn’t do it for me. I do admit,that I really liked how the story ended, but up until then, the characters didn’t grab me. They didn’t feel like characters I could care about and become invested in so that made it hard to keep turning the pages.