Heidi Belleau Reads

I write queer erotica and romance. I read it too!
Hart and Soul - Nica Berry The writing was competent, and I cared about the resolution of the story enough to stick with it, but that's all I can say for it.

The content just didn't sit right with me. Frequent rape scenes that the author didn't seem to condemn, a whole host of awful female characters who are awful for no reason other than to make the relationship between the leads seem better.

The portrayal of gender could have been affirming and interesting, but by the way it was framed it instead felt abusive and incredibly uncomfortable for me to read. I was given a resolution, but it felt hollow knowing how it came to be.

And yeah, erotically portrayed animal sex? No thank you.

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