Sold – Kara Owen

sold

Sold

76 pages

2 ⭐⭐

Jessica is a salesperson for some company in the marketing or advertising department. Before a meeting concerning her first potential sale, her boss unbuttons the top of her shirt and gives her a pep-talk about using sex as a tool. She partly strips for the two “gorgeous” men that are her clients, as well as her boss, then leaves before they make a decision. A few days later she enjoys the three men in the conference room, blah blah blah.

OK, so I thought I would give Kara Owen another chance after being less than impressed by her first story, Legal . And now I am kicking myself for being so naïve, because Sold was even worse.

Dear God, so many continuity errors, the worst of which was Drake’s continuous name change. Or is it Bryce? Maybe Jake? Oh no it’s Drake? Cool, gotcha. The timeline was constantly changing, too. The meeting was on a Friday, but Sunday night she keeps thinking about the meeting “yesterday”. Once is fine, but it happens nonstop throughout the book.

Ugh, I’m going to get downvoted for this, but the men were borderline misogynistic. IE:

“Sometimes it felt like we were communicating telepathically, and all for the purpose of making some lucky bitch feel like she was the center of the universe for however long we wanted her.”

No no no. Bitch is not ok in a sexual/intimate context. Several words are, but not that one. I don’t need sweet romance and flowers, and I’m all for alphas and men that take power, but Jessica was nothing but an object to them.

I don’t know how the writing managed to get worse, but maybe the author should look into a (better) proofreader. If you’re looking for something sexy, this is doable, but I wouldn’t waste the money.

I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

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