Title: Mind Games
Author: Stevie Turner
Reviewed By: Arlena Dean
"Mind Games" by Stevie Turner
After a 35 year marriage it looks like this wife has had enough of her husbands addiction to porn and want a divorce. Now, to fully understand what has gone on with this husband you will just have to pick up "Mind Games" to see how this author presents it to the reader. As I was reading this story I am not sure who I felt more sorrier for Frances or Martin. Definitely there was help that was needed by both but it didn't seem like anyone really wanted it. Martin claim to have quite this addiction but soon we will find out from the read really was that true? I could feel Frances need to not want to grow old along but to want to get back with Martin really had me shaking my head and saying REALLY! As for Martin well I can will say is He Really Needed Some Help! This story really left me thinking wow! I will stop now and just stay you will have to pick this one up. Will these two ever get back to that HEA that they seemed to have had at the beginning of their marriage? Well, all I will say is wow...Martin certainly think he has it all figured out. But anyone is has an addiction to pornography will definitely need to help. Now, since Martin tell Frances that he is though with porn and she seems to believe it! What will happen if Frances finds out really what Martin is hiding and still is up to. As the story stops here, hopefully Frances will still have her apartment still there for her to return to. She just may need it!
Look, I wasn't expecting stellar writing, I was expecting something fun, sexy, and probably a little trashy.
There's a lot of sexy times in this story, and my reactions ranged from boredom, to eye rolling, to rereading a section b/c I was having so much trouble focusing that when I saw something like he did something "again" I couldn't recall him doing it in the first place, to just a general feeling of "please, no." There were occasional snorts of amusement at things that weren't supposed to be funny. The book starts out making fun of purple prose... and then is just filled with it.
I want to be grumpy about how the worst thing they can imagine is him going blind because of [plot twist] - but it's two non-disabled characters voicing pretty common terror about gaining an impairment, so that's just depressingly realistic.
I never want to see someone refer to their genitals as "congested" as an indication of arousal.
I'm really not going to get in to dissecting the plot, or the lack of shits the main character apparently gives about keeping her job, or all the awkwardness of the book. I'll say it's not worse than 50 Shades of Grey, but that's because there's less pretension to the plot and a lack of emotional abuse.