Promises and Pomegranates

Author: Sav R. Miller
Publisher: Self
Genre: dark romance, novel
Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️/5

Spice Level: 🌶🌶🌶🌶/5 (Raunchy sexy time with dirty talking and kinks)

So in my opinion it was an okay book. But I mean I didn’t buy it for the story, you know what I mean? I liked how the book ended sure but let’s say I wasn’t paying attention to the story much. I saw someone talk about it on TikTok and I thought it would be an interesting read because I like the whole Persephone x Hades story, mostly because of Lore Olympus. However, this was like a reference that the characters are like Persephone and Hades. There may have been a few parallels between the two stories but not enough to really hook me in to the story so I settled for the spice. Which was kinky.

I wouldn’t recommend this book to Persephone x Hades enthusiasts nor would I recommend it to someone who’s in to spice unless you’re also in to kinks. Like blood and pain kinks. Which as it turns out, I’m not. So the two sells on this book for me were two total misses for me. But who knows, I’m not here to shame anyone on their kinks, these just weren’t mine.

I wouldn’t go out of my way to reread this. Some of the spice scenes were great but the story in between the spice was not very well laid out. It was a confusing storyline, it should have just been the two of them and them figuring out life together. Everything about her family was really sloppy so no I wouldn’t reread this one.

I enjoyed some of the writing in the spicy scenes but not so much everywhere else. There were a lot of plot holes in the actual story and I wasn’t sure what was going on with the blackmailing and everything. It was just very confusing.

Overall, it wasn’t a very great story but the spice was it’s saving grace (barely).

2022 Reading Goal

Book #9 out of 50

2022 Reading Challenge


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