I find new books through many different sources. Goodreads, blog posts and random walks through the bookstore. In the case of Eeny Meeny, I saw a Facebook post from Mike Greenberg (the ESPN host, of all people). For some reason the premise seemed intriguing so I picked it up at the used bookstore.
- Fast, easy read
- Female main character
- A decent start to what might be a promising series
- I figured out the big twist before the 50% mark.
- Helen Grace, our female MC, is supposed to be a strong, tough female detective. Here’s the problem – she is written, by a man, as a man’s version of a strong woman. I’m not being clear enough so I’ll say it in a different way – she is written as a male fantasy of a strong woman. She goes to a dom to be beaten. She drives a motorcycle. She puts up walls and closes people off but then has sex with a coworker. All of this is fine and can work if done well. But, here, it’s presented in a fashion that is close to offensive.
Because it was a fairly enjoyable read, I plan to give the series another shot with book two. I’m hoping that the author will iron out the rough spots in Helen’s character development.