Sweetest Taboo by Eva Márquez
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
At first glance, the content was a wee bit disturbing for me. An adult gets involved with a teenage girl and this develops into a romance. But as you get to the end, and you wrestle with the message of the story, it starts to make more sense.
Sex with a younger person is statutory rape. Irrelevant of whether the sex is consensual. But illegal or not we cannot run from the fact that these things do happen.
This book sheds light into the emotions that develop for all parties. There is real love, but there is also manipulation from the younger party and then there's the adult's weakness.
The writing was well-presented and the writer presents her thoughts on the matter effectively. But still, less show and more tell, perhaps?
Would I recommend this read? Sure, but you will need an open mind.
Content: 4 /5
Editing: 4 /5
Pacing: 4 /5
Offensive content?: NC17 to R for me.
Disclosure: I received a review copy of this book from the author through Orangeberry Book Tours. I did not receive any payment in exchange for this review nor was I obliged to write a positive one.
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