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“The Marriage Curve” by Lori Crawford

I received this as a free book with no strings attached (ie, not from the author in exchange for review)

OK, let me preface this review with this.  This author calls it a Christian erotica.  Before I got this book, I didn’t even KNOW there was such a genre.  And after reading it, can’t really say it’s separate from all other romances.  So… here goes:

I had to approach this story with a very open mind.  But hard as I tried, I honestly didn’t expect too much from it.  The blurb was horrible.  Had I picked this up in a bookstore or seen it in my Kindle store, I’d have bypassed it in 0.2 seconds based on the blurb.  She definitely needs help in that department.  What I found inside wasn’t nearly as bad as I feared.  While it’s not very realistic (it’s FICTION people!), the story is developed pretty well.  I’d give the story about 3.5 stars out of 5.  It didn’t drag and it wasn’t hard to get into and I actually found myself really wanting to know how this worked out for the main characters.  Definitely not the waste of time for me but if you’re looking for something with deep meanings or feelings, this is not your book.  A decent, light read.  So despite some major theological issues I had (which I will not debate), I’d recommend this book to those that are looking for light read with no major conflicts (does have a couple minor ones) and a Happily Ever After ending.  I think I was a little pleasantly surprised!  Having said all of that, just because the lead female character calls herself a Christian and is a virgin in the beginning and the lead male character has some inkling of faith as well, I wouldn’t characterize this as Christian erotica.  I’ve read just plain ‘ol romance books with similar character traits.  So, no, I don’t think this is a real “thing.”  But that’s just me……