Flirty Review: Three Lip Bites
The authors created a nice world build here with the Hole. I liked the aspect that there was one place the new government under control of the Commander imprisoned sinners. It made for a nice backdrop of the story. the harshness, the dire need to survive, the lack of morals, I could visualize it perfecting in my mind. Although I wondered just how big the Hole really was and how it could be policed so well by the guard. The outside world seemed small in comparison to the Hole. But I looked over that. Although this was when I really started questioning things in my head and stacking them up for later.
Lexi is given a private guard, Cole, which I thought was strange for any prisoner new to the Hole. I would expect them to just blindly dumped off and made to fend for themselves. I mean the Hole was next best place to hell, right? You see the instant chemistry between Cole and Lexi. Their first glance ties them in that star-crossed lovers kind of way. And of course Cole and Lexi are both hot. Even though Lexi is given one pair of clothes and nothing else and constantly throws up because the smells and sensations are too much for her to handle. Anyway...
Okay, I'll get down to it. What I really liked was Lexi, Sutton, Alyssa, Bruno. These characters seems to have a place in the book. Even the dog, Zeus. He was an unlikely protector and friend to Lexi. Even though I questioned how long a dog would make it alive in the Hole when people were starving and violence was becoming a tremendous problem.
Like I said before, Lexi was complex with a varied past that explain her behavior throughout the book. Sutton was as well. I didn't really know why Alyssa was really needed but she was an added subplot that worked. Bruno was there to serve as a motivator for Lexi. But Cole? Ya, we don't really connect with him besides knowing he's sometimes compassionate, he's cute with a hot bod, he likes to change clothes with the door open in front of Lexi obviously teasing her, he only feeds her bagels and granola bars (which she never eats half the time. Come one, you're starving, girl), and cares for Lexi for some unknown reason until the end of the book. How did Cole end up a guard, why does he have so much compassion for someone who has been trained not to have it, and when does he take that dog out to the bathroom?
There are so many more question I kept asking myself when reading. Even more so toward the end. Plus, I wasn't a fan of the playfulness of the characters in the midst of being stuck in hell. I know it's weird to say it wasn't serious enough, but it wasn't. Everyone seemed to joke in the most inappropriate times.
This book was okay. I don't think I'll be reading anymore of the series, though. It just didn't hold me enough like other books in the same genre have.