Review: Snow Job by Delphine Dryden

July 11, 2016 1 Star, 2016 Review Challenge, 2016 The Mt. TBR Struggle is Real, Book Review, contemporary, deception plotline, ebook, Erotic Romance, novella, prickly pear heroine, reunited lovers, Romance, self published, TSTL heroine, unlikeable main characters 0 ★½

Review: Snow Job by Delphine Dryden one-half-stars
Snow Job by Delphine Dryden
Published by Self-Published on October 26, 2015
Genres: Contemporary, Erotic, Romance
Pages: 162
Format: eBook
Goodreads
When lawyer Elyce Anderson threatens to sue her estranged husband to stop construction on a environmentally fragile inlet, he proposes a deal. If Elyce attends his family’s annual Christmas vacation—playing the role of dutiful wife—he’ll save the inlet from development.

Elyce may not trust Karl, but when his efforts to woo her back take a surprisingly forceful turn, her mind loses the battle with her body again and again. It’s her every secret erotic fantasy come to life. In bed, up against the wall, in the bathroom—she’s shocked by Karl’s demands, but greedy for more. She almost manages to convince herself that’s only the result of a tension buildup from going a year without sex. Almost.

The frosty wonderland and long, hot winter nights rock Elyce’s world, but it’s all familiar at the same time. Elyce remembers what she and Karl once had, and she’s willing to be convinced. If they can iron out their differences, they just might fall in love all over again for Christmas.

NOTE: I’ve had a copy of Snow Job for a long time. It was originally published by a publisher I am currently boycotting but the rights have reverted to Ms Dryden. If you decide to purchase a copy of this work, please make sure you purchase the edition that has the same cover as this review. Sadly, my copy is much, much older.

 
I’ve been a fan of Delphine Dryden for some time. I’ve only read a handful of her books but I’ve mostly enjoyed what I’ve read thus far. I’d forgotten about a lot of the books I own by Ms Dryden due to the…issues I had while attempting to read Gossamer Wing. Since I’ve recently cleared up my Gossamer Wing issue…I think I’ll be reading more Delphine Dryden in the future. I still need to finish the Science of Temptation and the Truth and Lies series.

So.

Snow Job.

I hated this book.

Well, that’s not 100% true. I hated the heroine, Elyce, with the passion of a thousand fiery suns. As a married woman, the thought of leaving my husband only over his flipping job makes me rage inside.

RAGE.

WTF. The hero, Karl, spends 99% of the book trying his best to move hell and high water to get his wife back. Let’s just be honest – most people would not jump through the hoops Karl jumped through to get back someone who treated them the way Elyce treated Karl.

The things Elyce would say and/or do just…disgusted me. She even started DATING someone before they divorced. Disgusted.

Eventually I started skipping chapters after Elyce called the children in Karl’s family “robber barons in training” or something like that. As if she had the right to look down on Karl and his family’s money. Elyce is from a LOT of money and I’m pretty sure her family didn’t get that money with rainbows and butterflies. *snort*

Disgusted. I was so disgusted by Elyce and her pretentious attitude. She was MARRIED, not dating.

I can’t even.

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