Wednesday, April 16, 2014

REVIEW: The Reporter & The Girl (Minus The Super Man!) by S.C.Rhyne

The Reporter & The Girl
(Minus The Super Man!)
by S.C. Rhyne
Welcome to the rabbit hole...
I am the last person in New York City who would fall head over heels in love.
Independent. Self-possessed. Why would I want to f**k that up?
My online dating profile at simply reads: “Just looking.”

So why am I obsessing about Jon Sudbury?
Jon, the reporter, is vanilla as a milkshake and has probably never tasted rice and beans on the same plate before we met.

At least that’s what I thought.
Why can’t people remain simple and predictable?
All I want is control, not to be sent hurtling at maximum speed into the unknown.

Nothing about our story makes sense.
The thing is, I can handle desire, lust, passion, even betrayal...

But love is another world altogether.

And this is not a love story.

*For mature audiences only

My Review:
Let me first start with the cover:
A drawing of a woman of color being held by a fairer skinned man. Both of them holding a pink stick. Is it a cane? Is it a walking stick? I am very curious about the stick and its significance in the book. I love the title because it is intriguing, "The Reporter & The Girl (Minus The Super Man!)."

The Book:
First I must say that this book is ONLY for mature adults. This book does reference fetish lifestyle, which includes BDSM. This is not your Fifty Shades I'm speaking of. However, please know that is is within the first few chapters then not revisited. But for me, what I did read was a bit more than I could handle, or rather I was prepared for. Author, S.C. Rhyne is a wonderful person, and when I communicated with her, she shared that it was just a small portion. I continued with the book, and I'm very glad I did.

We meet Sabrien, who is looking to meet someone to spend time with and has the same interests as she does. She meets several guys but one stood out from the rest and caught her attention, an eccentric, fowl mouth young man named Jon. 

Her and Jon hit it off and their adventure begins.

This is a story of a young New York couple who get caught up in the moment. Both enjoying a fetish lifestyle in the beginning but then learning one another. Albeit on two different pages. Sabrien is finding out more about herself as a woman in a relationship, allowing herself explore feelings that she had denied herself. However this is all within, she is showing Jon a different side.
Jon was also showing one side of him that he thought Sabrien wanted to see. 

So what happens when two sides are feeling one way, but doing something different?

Rhynes, allowed readers to get a small taste of Jon, by allowing Jon's POV come through in a couple of chapters. It was very refreshing, and honestly it had me wanting more. I really wanted to know more of what Jon was feeling.

An additional great part of the book, was watching Sabrien learn more about herself, she opened herself up to others opinions. She grew quite a bit in the book. She is what you expect for a young twenty-something trying to figure her life out.

In the end the story left me wanting more, and in my book, that is always a great thing. 

This book definitely Kept Me Interested.
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The Author 
 S.C. Rhyne is a world traveler, blogger, and novelist based in New York City. When she isn't writing or exploring, she enjoys swimming, reading historical fiction, and discovering new music. Her first novel, The Reporter and The Girl blurs the lines of reality and imagination, and conjures the emotions that bind us together.

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  1. Hi Syreeta, thanks for reading my first novel and posting a review your blog!