Anti-hero by Sara Cate

Anti-hero by Sara Cate

Genre: contemporary romance
Tropes: Fake dating, opposites attract, different worlds/social circles, degradation kink

“I’ve never done anything like this. Never so depraved or disgusting. And I f*cking love it.”

What to say about Anti-hero… this book wasn't what I expected. In fact, I feel like it fell short in a lot of ways. The story is about Adam Goode (perfect name for a preacher's son if you ask me) finding out his well-respected and highly successful celebrity preacher father is not the man he thought he was. Adam has strived to become everything his father is, but with this revelation, it leaves him reeling — trying to figure out who he is now. Enter Sage. A pink-haired free spirit of a woman who forces Adam to examine many aspects of his life.

So, let’s get down to it. Sara Cate is known for the steam factor. Although there are some pretty spicy scenes in the book that revolve around dirty talk and degradation kink, Adam’s inner monologues that repeat through the same thoughts were SUPER off-putting. How many ways can he blame his entire attraction to Sage on sin? A LOT, apparently.

I didn't connect with either Adam or Sage. The whole revenge aspect to the book just seemed beneath that of a 37 year old man.

This one just didn’t hit the mark for me, and I doubt I'll keep reading the series.

K xx

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