I’ve read a total of 66 pages and it was enough for me to conclude that this book will never get To Riches.
Jaxxon is a young woman who has been in foster care, together with her sister Leah and Connor, a boy of 16 with which she has shared a single kiss when she was fourteen. Connor left, never to fulfil his promise and come back to her. Through shitty plot development, they once again come together. Immense sexual tension was supposed to ensue, but there was none of it due to ineptness of the author.
Jaxxon, the protagonist, is a derisive, obnoxious woman. Her homicidal tendencies are supposed to show us how tough and unrelenting she is, I guess. To me it was just freaky and made me a little bit scared. Let me illustrate:
“She wanted to be away from both of them so she could alone enjoy the fantasy of slaughtering them in their sleep.”
I think that’s just sick.
Now, about that sexual tension between Connor and Jaxxon. There is none. There is just talk about how there’s a lot of sexual tension that everyone can see (except the reader ).
“The sexual tension was so thick it was almost visible.”
~ Key word ALMOST.
“He was itching to touch her, hold her, kiss her, drive himself into her.”
~ The pinnacle of sexual tension in From Rags.
What I particularly detest is the fact that Jaxxon saying “No” is not taken into consideration, because let’s face it, Connor knows what she really wants because he kissed her once when she was 14.
“The angrier she got the more she bloody aroused him.”
~ Very healthy,
I’ll finish with my favourite sentence:
“She was concerned that she might be turning into a eunuch.”
In summation, if you want to read a book which has undergone dubious editing, which deals with an implausible attraction between two thoroughly unlikeable characters who share no chemistry, From Rags is the perfect book for you.