How could I not review a book titled Repo Chick Blues? It’s just got that very hip feel to it, don’t you think? And it’s got a great cover, so check it out at Tracy’s website above. (Also, thank the cover gods that it wasn’t another man-titty one)
It’s an erotic romance written in first-person, and I think it’s the first one I’ve read.
Leah has a history, but she doesn’t do everything because of it. Yeah, she decided to do what she does in the book because of her history, but if she had not stumbled into it, she’d not have done it. See, didn’t I do a wonderful job of not spoiling? She’s not one of the heroines who decide to become an FBI agent or a cop because of her history. Thank goodness. That is soooo old.
The one thing about her characterization that got to me was that she thinks about sex a lot. Yes, I know she’s liberated. But it’s not necessary to give every erotic romance heroine a masturbation scene.
Callahan–the hero–is a good match for her, but because it’s a first-person novel, he’s not very well-rounded. You only ever see him when they are together, and there are lots of little details that were not ‘concluded.’
Repo Chick Blues is really all about Leah. When people talk about strong heroines, they are talking about heroines like Leah.
All in all, it’s a good book. Taking a leaf out of the lovely ladies at Paperback Reader, recommended with reservations.