The Rebound List
by Hedonist Six
Publication Date: February 24, 2017
Genres: Adult, Women’s Fiction, Romance, Contemporary
After nearly four years with Jeff, everything fell apart. I found myself single, scared, but somehow liberated as well. Rather than stumble into another ill advised relationship, my best friend Sally helped me find focus. I would spend the next few months “finding myself” sexually. That’s how The Rebound List was born.
My journey begins with the first item on my list – a virgin. But it’s not easy to go from squeaky-clean committed girlfriend to wanton sex goddess. Hopefully I’ll have the guts to follow through!
What (or whom) would you do to celebrate your freedom after your first serious relationship breaks down?
The topic of this book intrigued me, as well as the pen name of the author. It was my first book of this author and I really enjoyed the writing style. The sentences were well built and made it easy for me to follow the storyline.
The plot itself was somehow strange for me. I’ll try not to spoiler the story and the pointe, but it will be hard. The idea of a rebound list to get over the ex was nice. In the beginning I really liked everything about the list and what the heroine did to follow it. I liked how it was stated more than once that just because a woman wants to exploit her sexual dreams she is not a hussy. Or easy.
BUT I did not like where the story ended. I mean, I suspected it from the first meeting and was kind of disappointed that the heroine who showed really strong character traits in the beginning somehow fell back in the niche where a woman can’t be without a man. The longer I read the shallower the characters became so in the end I had the impression there was only one character type and all whined together. I did not like that. I did not like that I had no picture in my mind about how the characters looked like other than “big” and “hairy” and I really HATED that the female main character abandoned her search for her sexual dreams to be with a weak and whiny dude. I could not understand what she saw in him other than that he was a man and the MC obviously could not function without him.
As you can see, even though the writing style was good, the characters itself tainted the story for me. It was not for me, but I think other people might like it.
ABOUT HEDONIST SIX
Call me “H.” or Hedonist if you prefer. I’m a Romance writer based in London and I’ve always been a dreamer, though it didn’t occur to me to write down the stories I kept dreaming up until 2012. You’ll not find flowery language and poetry in my work. What you will find though is believable characters, none of whom perfect, going through life and trying to find happiness. Just like the rest of us.
I first started writing because I craved to see more of “my kind of books” on the shelves. In any scenario, you’ll find me rooting for the underdog. The (emotionally) scarred hero who hasn’t really had much (or any) luck in love. The shy office worker who wants to pursue the man of her dreams, but hasn’t quite mustered the courage yet. All my characters are beautifully flawed and messed up, in a way that makes them perfect for one another.