I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Parts & Wreck by Mark Henry
Published by Entangled: Covet on November 25, 2013
Genres: Adult Fiction, Urban Fantasy, Romance
Format: eBook (200 pages)
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Wade Crowson, a brutish and brooding playboy and veteran vivisectionist for the Parts Department, runs into more than he bargained for in new partner, Lucid Montgomery, a quirky beauty with a bizarre secret and a string of psychiatric diagnoses she tries hard to keep hidden. Loving Luce will stamp a demonic target on her back and thrust Wade into a frenzied whirlwind of hilarious misunderstandings and, quite possibly, a stripping gig for emptynesters. Can they withstand the savagery of an exorcism (with or without the split pea soup) and come out alive and …in love?
No longer available from Entangled Publishing as of June 2016.
Parts & Wreck is another book where I didn’t remember anything that I had just read after putting it down. It’s a good thing I take some notes for my reviews, because this book is utterly forgettable. Wade is a self-proclaimed playboy; women just can’t resist him! I can’t see why though, except he’s super hot or something. Anyway, he hires Luce as his new assistant, and of course she’s another one of those women who can’t resist him, except that she does.
There’s one very annoying thing about Parts & Wreck: the jokes. I struggle with humor to begin with, but I can normally tell when something is meant to be funny. The jokes here are all sex based, mostly about prostitutes, because apparently sex work is hilarious. Also roofies. They weren’t funny and seemed more there for shock value? I don’t know. It just wasn’t funny at all and it bothered me.
The plot of Parts & Wreck is also pretty darn slow, which is unusual for the Paranormal genre. We don’t even know exactly what Wade’s job is until about a quarter of the way in, and then nothing plot-related happened until…well, ever, honestly. I couldn’t even tell you what the plot was suppose to be outside of the budding romance between Wade and Luce. Something about demons and surgery and prostitutes, probably.
Parts & Wreck was simply not my jam. Maybe dudes with raunchy humor, who remove organs from possessed people, is your jam. But don’t forget the roofie jokes. Those shouldn’t appeal to anyone.