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Taunt by Eve Dangerfield

Taunt Book Cover Taunt
Eve Dangerfield
Fiction, Erotic Romance, Sci-fi
November 28th 2016

Daniel Schwartz never meant to uncover the apocalypse, unfortunately for her that’s exactly what happened. Yet while it’s clear to the Kiwi hacktivist what she should do; cover it back up and get completely smashed, the rest of the world doesn’t agree. A shady corporation places her in a beachside prison where they promise to hold her until she agrees to talk. Dani would be pretty annoyed if she weren't:
a) Biologically incapable of being annoyed
b) Very intrigued by the men hired to guard her
c) Extremely hungover
John, Colt, and Seb have poured a lot of time and money into their private security business the last thing they need is to waste six weeks babysitting a hyperactive hippie. Sadly they’ve signed a dubious but watertight contract. Each of the three men finds himself drawn to the weird, pop-obsessed Daniel and she to them. As they become entangled in each other’s lives Daniel is forced to answer some big questions such as; how can you escape when there’s nowhere safe to go? How can a commitmentphobe fall for not one, but three different men? And, most importantly, should New Zealanders kick people who call them Hobbits? (Yes.)
Taunt is a heart-stopping erotic thriller; chock full of science, nail-biting suspense, period jokes and good old fashioned lust.

Maria’s Review

➦If you tripped, fell and hurt one of your limbs (or anything, for that matter) and your reaction was this

Then you would exactly like the heroine of this story. I’m not going to discuss why her name is Daniel. It wasn’t as much weird as it was confusing. (for me, at least. My son’s name is Daniel… lol)

➦Daniel doesn’t feel pain. There’s something screwy with her brain. Instead of agony she experiences crazy fits of laughter and I could totally see how this could be uncomfortable to live with. lol Anywhoooo.

➦She’s also some kind of a computer genius who discovers by accident that the world is doomed and will end in 5.5 years while working on some project sanctioned by eco-terrorist group. She then makes a run for it determined to keep it a secret.

➦She finally gets discovered and kidnapped by some bad people who are determined to get information out of her about eco-terrorists and the project she worked on. She is brought into a mansion, locked in it and is being watched by three ex-military guys….

➦She tries making their job all kind of HARD (knowwhatimean?) by walking around near naked and doing all kinds of naughty things while she knows they are forced to watch on camera. They, of course, are all infatuated with her and try to make friends with her. So who gives in first and crosses the line?

➦One thing that I loved about the book was the writing. I was, in fact, impressed by it. It was an enjoyable read, although a bit too long for my liking. This book is 416 pages long but somehow I was compelled to finish it. The author definitely does a good job keeping you in suspense throughout the novel.

➦With that being said, I’d have to admit, that I’m a sucker for any kind of end of the world stuff and one of the main reasons I kept reading was to find out how the author handles the whole “bbye, Earth!” ending. So. Imagine my surprise when I get to the end and discover that this is not a standalone. It needs to be addressed in the blurb somewhere or in the title where it says this is a duet or something.

➦Most of the book was spent on character development. There are 3 guys and one woman so, naturally, you’d need more pages. The sex scenes were well done, albeit could have used more detail in some cases.

➦So here’s what I think: I’m not entirely sure this book knows that it wants to be. Is it an erotic novel? Is it a sci-fi thriller? If you were looking for gang-bang erotica this kind of misses the mark. It is too slow burn and if you’re looking for strictly smut you would get bored before you even got to the “good stuff.” If you are looking for sci-fi then this doesn’t have enough juice in it. Not enough sci-fi facts/explanations and, while I enjoyed the action at the end, I wished for more of it.

➦So I suppose this book is a hybrid, having a little bit of sci-fi mixed in with a complicated polyamorous relationship. If that’s what you are looking for along with likable and well-developed characters then you read it and be the judge!