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ATTIC REVIEW : Explicit Instruction (Explicit #1) by Scarlett Finn


October 29, 2016


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Jeri’s Book Attic




Title :              Explicit Instruction

Author :           Scarlett Finn

Series :            Explicit #1

Release date :   July 11th 2015

Rating :           4 Stars



Blurb : ‘I wouldn’t do that if I were you.’


Stranded and searching for a phone, Flick inadvertently walks into danger, and finds herself living in a nightmare. But an unexpected reprieve comes in the form of a stranger, a looming silhouette more terrifying than the evil that captured her. From him she learns that danger has an alias, Rushe. He is abrupt, crude, domineering…and her only hope for survival.


With freedom a distant memory, Flick is reluctantly drawn into the criminal plot. As she descends further, her entanglement with Rushe becomes deeper. The adventure she started by accident threatens them; but Flick knows it’s not only her life she is battling for, it’s her heart as well.Warning: Contains explicit language and imagery.


Review : Once you read “Raven” by Scarlett Finn you cannot help but be intrigued about this authors writing style and after having a week from reading hell I really needed something where I could be sure that I would at least be on Board with the writing style.


#hence – me digging into older books by this author and I came up with “Explicit Instructions” …


Again after reading “Raven” (obviously) first – you do notice that the authors writing style developed after writing “Rushe and Flicks” story – but still the style is absolutely and totally “Scarlett Finn”.


Rushe is a character that could (almost) not have been more interesting (if there would not be Raven #laughing … yeah yeah I know its totally freaking obvious that I love Raven).


The Blurb basically says everything you need to know about him – He is abrupt, crude, domineering and most definitely Flicks only hope for survival.


Well until the end of book one in this series I am still not sure if I really like Flick, I can not even pinpoint what it is about her but something ruffles my feathers. I guess I’m spoiled by Swallow (Raven’s other half).


Let’s see how this develops further in the next books of this series as soon as I find the time.


As for the plot … well.. here is where I think I can notice the development in writing style from this author. I felt kind of dropped into the story and even though I was prepared for the writing style I felt a little lost in the beginning.


But thinking about it – that might have happened on purpose to increase the intensity of the story. I admit it worked, still if I am honest – I like to be guided more gently into the story, lets call it foreplay.


The storyline is as simple as it is complicated – which also seems to be a specialty of this author … Nothing is really ever the way it appears – so get used to it ..


Somewhere in the middle of the book I had one “Oh no not AGAIN” moment but other than this the complete story flows perfectly which is a miracle in writing because this author sure likes to twist the story – did I mention – again this is a specialty of this author it seems.


I assume (I will never know for obvious reasons) that If I had read Explicit Instruction before Raven it would have been a 5 Star read.


I hope that Rushe will forgive me for saying this …but “Rushe … where you use the CHAIR to block the door – Raven … USES that chair to (#insert inappropriate words for a review describing naughty thoughts when imagining Raven and the chair)” – and there is nothing you can do about it #shrugging


Let me throw one thought out there… I would love to see those two guys working together …


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