I receive many requests to review books. I rarely do because 1) it’s time consuming and 2) authors may not like what I have to say about their work of art. That’s because authoring a book is like having a baby. Just like I don’t call newborns ugly (some look like little old men!) I don’t want to call your book – your literary newborn – busted.
This time, however, I bended the rules. When Genevieve Davis, author of Good to the Last Drop, emailed me about a review I couldn’t resist. Blame the woman’s sexual peak (after all, I’m 36) or my curiosity of all thinks erotic. I dug in. And here’s what I really thought. (Sorry baby!)
As a writer and an author, I believe in making mistakes. Without them I wouldn’t have half of my stories; the error of my ways serve as inspiration. I’ve learned to become a wiser person and a better writer.
This progression and growth may be what’s missing in Good to the Last Drop. Yes, it is erotica. But the characters should still develop. Or at least the author’s grammar and writing skills. The first few pages are filled with punctuation mistakes. The author, however, does learn. Or so I am led to believe. Once misplaced commas and missed periods taper off they are replaced with misspelled words and past/present tense confusion.
But let’s get to the story at hand, shall we? Good to the Last Drop reads like…erotica. We begin with a woman getting head from her husband. Not even 10 pages in and this same woman – a high-powered banker – grants a title search to a construction worker. Within seconds, they’re full on making out.
What is this? A porno script?
No, really. This book is urban porn. It actually turned me on, which I believe is the point. Still, there were too many unrealistic situations. Like when a married couple decides to fuck outside and their neighbor – an old man named Mr. Johnson – begins rooting for him to plow her. He shouts: “Smack that ass sonny, smack that ass.” (Her grammar mistake, not mine!)
Aside from all of this, the plot (wait – was there a plot?) was hard to follow. The first character, Donna, disappears. I wanted to know what happened with the lawyer that she banged after banging both the construction worker and his brother!
So, should you buy Good to the Last Drop? Only if you’re into erotic, urban fiction with no rhyme or reason. Well, besides reading like a porno. If that’s your flava, go a-head (pun intended) and try it on for size. It was too big of a stretch for me, and I’m pretty bendy.
Some books to read!
Tell us. What are some of your favorite erotica books?