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Friday, September 17, 2010

Review: Of Course I Try by Seleste deLaney

     Book Blurb: Love is a wonderful thing. Unless you don't get a choice in the matters of your own heart.

Jocelyn has loved Max since the day she met him. Even when he scares her enough to leave, she can't resist going back. No matter how many times she tries to break free from him, she ends up in his arms and bed again. Not this time. Jocelyn needs to be free and Max isn't going to stop her from walking away -- no matter how hard he tries.

     My Thoughts: I heard a lot of buzz about this story before it was released and again afterwards. It was all over Twitter and a discussion board that both the author and I are on. I knew I wanted to read it and I wasn't disappointed. The first paragraph draws you right in:

"When I came to his house tonight, I'd come to say goodbye. I remember that, even as his hands cup my breasts, squeezing them tenderly and rolling my nipples between his fingers. By the time Max lowers his head and sucks one tightened bud into his mouth, I can't recall why I wanted to leave."

deLaney  knows how to write the erotic details but she doesn't skimp on the story or the characters. The story flows, never slowing down but moving along briskly. We see Jocelyn and Max at different points in the relationship and are given hints as to why Jocleyn wants to end things with Max. The ending completely took me by surprise, I never saw it coming. 

My only real complaint, one that I've seen in other reviews, is that the story was too short. I'd have liked a little more detail and background but the story form limits that. One piece of good news, deLaney is working on another story involving Jocelyn though currently there aren't any details.

Overall, I give "Of Course I Try" 4 out of 5 stars. 

Publisher: Decadent Publishing Company, LLC

Format: ebook

This book was purchased with the reviewers own funds. This review first appeared at Book Lovers Inc.


  1. Very good review of Seleste's book. It sounds very good. I've got to make way through my tbr pile before I add any more to be read. I'll definitely keep her's in mind. I've thought about it several times. It's on my list. :)

  2. It's worth it and it's a short story so it's a quick read :)I have read it about 4 times now.


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