Review: Taint by S.L. Jennings

Taint by S.L. Jennings

Date of Publishing :May 19th, 2014

Genres: Romance, Adult, Contemporary, Erotica

Links: Goodreads | Amazon | B&N | iBooks |

My Rating: ★★


Right now, you’re probably asking yourself two things:
Who am I?
And, what the hell are you doing here?

Let’s start with the most obvious question, shall we?

You’re here, ladies, because you can’t f*ck.

Oh, stop it. Don’t cringe. No one under the age of 80 clutches their pearls.
You might as well get used to it, because for the next six weeks, you’re going to hear that word a lot. And you’re going to say it a lot.
Go ahead, try it out on your tongue.
F*ck. F***ck.

Ok, good. Now where were we?

If you enrolled yourself in this program then you are wholly aware that you’re a lousy lay. Good for you. Admitting it is half the battle.

For those of you that have been sent here by your husband or significant other, dry your tears and get over it. You’ve been given a gift, ladies. The gift of mind-blowing, wall-climbing, multiple-orgasm-inducing sex. You have the opportunity to f*ck like a porn star. And I guarantee, you will when I’m done with you.

And who am I?

Well, for the next six weeks, I will be your lover, your teacher, your best friend, and your worst enemy. Your every-f*cking-thing. I’m the one who is going to save your relationship and your sex life.

I am Justice Drake.
And I turn housewives into whores.

Now…who’s first?

My Review

When I first bought this book—which was precisely one goddamned week after it came out—I hadn’t read the blurb. I do that, once in a while, to surprise myself. It was causing a huge, huge roar on Twitter and everyone was gushing about how they wanted it NOW and it was about Rs. 250 (which is roughly $4) so I thought, “what the hell?” The only thing I did know? The guy was a Sex Therapist. And I was all like:


And then my friend who told me to buy the book was all, “OMG never again.”

Needless to say, I’ve pummeled her to death and you won’t find her body, ever.

The book is about Justice Drake who is a celebrity Sex Therapist, striving to help rich women hold on to their cheating, conniving husbands. Why they would choose to stay with these men—no matter how rich said men are—is beyond me. But Justice Drake has a job and he makes the big bucks and everyone’s happy.

I did eventually finish the book—after almost two months of staring at it longingly—and now I’m confused.

Allow me to elaborate.

You see, the book is very, very sexist. Justice Drake “teaches women how to fuck.” As if the women are at fault for their cheating husbands. This book is basically promoting the fact it’s okay for you to be bored of your spouse and sleep with other people. Because after all, it’s your spouse’s fault you’re such a sleaze. Right?

Back to Justice Drake.

At the beginning I thought he was all broody and intense.

He wasn’t. About 12% into the book, I realized that what he was was sullen and moody.

He’s teaching women how to fuck but there really isn’t much to be desired about this character. He “gets off” on making women uncomfortable. That’s not teaching, that’s mean. And really, really weird.

And then there’s Ally. Honestly, if this book were from Ally’s POV, it’d be getting many, many more stars than it has currently. She’s all red hair, freckled, snorting goodness. And what’s more about her? She’s not a fake. She’s real with her love for “real” food and “real” ice-cream. I honestly loved Ally.

And the guy was a jerk to her too.

Ally befriends Justice. Which in itself is a big thing but she also makes him fall for her. Not intentionally but it happens somewhere over Friends marathons and Mint & Chocolate ice-cream.

In the course of—what?—three weeks, this guy’s turned 360 for her and he’s falling in love with her.

But what’s the sad part here, is that she’s married. Uh huh. Remember how I said in the beginning that the women that come to Justice are all sad because their husbands are bending over nannies and secretaries on couches? Yeah.

What I will give the author her due credit for is the smut. My God is that some smut because phew. Wow. It was steamy and it was the best sex I’ve had read this year. Nuff said.

There was stripping, and stirrups and blackmail in this book. Also, Friends and Jarvis. The writing is not bad at all, and the concept is really fresh, so that made me happy. My only issue was that it was from JD’s POV and JD was kind of a prick. I mean, I get the whole I’m-a-bad-guy-deal-with-it but not the whole you-gotta-pay-me-to-be-a-jerk thing.

I’m going to stop now. I’ve realized that the more I talk, the more things I discovered that I don’t like about the book. I’m giving this book two stars—one for Ally (because I love that girl) and one for the sex.

Because the sex was hot.

Very, very hot.



About the Author


Military wife, mother of 3 boys, and author of The Dark Light Series & Fear of Falling


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