Review: Gambit by C.L. Denault

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Publisher: Reuts

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ISBN: 9781942111061

Genre: Fantasy

Rating: 1.5/5

 

Publishers Description: In Earth’s battle-ridden future, humans have evolved. Those with extraordinary skills rise to power and fame. Those without live in poverty.
Sixteen-year-old Willow Kent believed she was normal. But when a genetically-advanced military officer shows up in her village and questions her identity, long-buried secrets begin to emerge. With remarkable skills and a shocking genetic code the Core and its enemies will do anything to obtain, Willow suddenly finds the freedom she craves slipping through her fingers. 

 Review: Ruh roh, super speshul alert! Willow Kent is a hotheaded barmaid with a tart mouth and a hot sexy bod. All the men want to bang her (she’s only 16) and she falls in insta-lust with just about every hot manly man that comes into her sphere of life. First there is Tem, a local guy with a heart of gold and a roguish glint to his eyes. Then there is mysterious Joshua. Tall, handsome, blond locks of hair and he can teleport in and out of her life at will. She longs to rest her weary head in his strong arms. Then there is the mysterious and somewhat evil officer Reece.  Flashing eyes, and oh my, he walks around without a shirt on! How scandalous! So what he killed her friend, threatened to kill her Dad and beat up her BFF’s, she still blushes at the sight of his rippled abs and arms of steel. 

Between you and me I think Willow is an emotional slut with the morals of a gerbil. But she just happens to be a…….you guessed it, a lost Princess! With super speshully powers that the, DUN DUN DUN!!, Core desires above everything. She doesn’t just have one power like everyone else that is special, she has two powers cause she’s super fuckin’ speshul and super hot ….at the same time. Well our reluctant hero could care less how hot and talented she is, cause to be anything more than ambivalent would alter her “for the greater good’ persona. Hate her yet?

So nevermind that grown men are going to bang a 16 year old and that this novel devolved into a 4-way insta-love romance rather than being something more adventurous and gritty. Forget that Willow could have escaped to the mountains where the other outlander specials hide and started a revolution of sorts. Noooooo, we have courtly life and hot, hunky Reece sniffing her neck and her belly doing flip flops at the sight of him. Nope just be happy with the overt blushing, clenching/grinding of teeth and the murumurrrrringgg of things best left alone. Fug.

 

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