The DNF Journals: Tapping the Billionaire, Dark Matter & The Anatomy of Jane

DNF journals

Sadly, I’ve had a handful of books this year that have not resonated with me. For one reason or another. Here’s a quick breakdown of a few of them.


tapping the billionaire

Blind dates? Online dating profiles? Been there, done that.

Georgia Cummings has zero luck with dating, and the era of the internet is not her friend.
No matter how fast she runs, how many corners she turns, she can’t find her way out of this weird, alternate universe where men think dick pics are a replacement for small talk and getting to know a girl. One more crotch selfie and she might write men off for good…

But why can’t she stop fantasizing about him?

Kline Brooks is the quintessential billionaire bad boy—dark, styled, short hair, muscles for days, and a panty-dropping smile.
Except—he isn’t.

As his employee, he won’t touch her with a ten foot pole.
But she won’t touch him either.

Tapping the Billionaire was on my radar pretty early on. I really enjoyed the unique and fun marketing tactics Monroe used. Honestly, though leery of this unknown author, I was still excited to read it. 

However, at the 35% mark, I lost interest. It’s a cute and sexy book up until that point. Things just went from crazy sexy fun to…what the fuck did he just say to her vagina, rather quickly. I just could not get behind the guy as a hot hero anymore. It’s silly, it was one thing, I get it and maybe I should give it more of a chance. Yet, when a guy says “Now this is the kind of pussy a guy can get along with” – I’m out.

Perhaps, I’ll try the next title have better luck. *fingers crossed*


dark matter

“Are you happy with your life?” Those are the last words Jason Dessen hears before the masked abductor knocks him unconscious. Before he awakens to find himself strapped to a gurney, surrounded by strangers in hazmat suits. Before a man Jason’s never met smiles down at him and says, “Welcome back, my friend.”

In this world he’s woken up to, Jason’s life is not the one he knows. His wife is not his wife. His son was never born. And Jason is not an ordinary college physics professor but a celebrated genius who has achieved something remarkable–something impossible.

Is it this world or the other that’s the dream? And even if the home he remembers is real, how can Jason possibly make it back to the family he loves? The answers lie in a journey more wondrous and horrifying than anything he could’ve imagined—one that will force him to confront the darkest parts of himself even as he battles a terrifying, seemingly unbeatable foe.

Called it quits at 55%.  I was SALIVATING for this book. It’s rare for me to pick up a straight up Sci-Fi, but every so often one catches my attention. This was one! I was pretty bummed by how it worked out for me.
Pretty sure there is a big plot hole here. Perhaps I’m just too stupid to understand the science, or maybe it’s explained at another time. But I am not grasping why it’s not being questioned. That’s vague, I realize, but I don’t want to give any spoilers.

On top of that, the writing style is very simple which conflicts with how not simple the story is. I wish there were some added layers to it. It feels very sterile and cold.

Overall, I think it’s a great concept and I’m excited by the possibility of it hitting the big screen. It may translate better in that media.

Also, the cover is amazing.




I’ve always been on my own. My life used to consist of nothing but work, keeping Allen out of trouble, and if I had time, sleep. Then I became their maid.


Every day more than half a million people tune in to watch my show. They trust me. I know it’s because I’m the only son of the prominent Emerson family. However, I like to believe it because I’m honest no matter what story I report on. I’m honest about everything but the man I’ve been f**king for the last four years… and now her.


First I want three things: First Maxwell Emerson and Jane Chapman both in my bed. Second, to be the best bloody chef in the country. Third, to figure out how to simultaneously get the first and second things I want without any of us getting hurt.



I tried. I really did.

I was sucked into this book because of a hot trailer showing two dudes going at it. How could I NOT give it a try.

However, I wanted to quit it pretty quickly. I found the plot too far fetched and ridiculous. BUT, a buddy of mine had read it and really wanted me to continue. So I did. I’m a good friend that way.

Or, I was. Until I wasn’t anymore and DNF’d the fuck out of it. All because of anal gone wrong. What can I say, I’m really particular about my anal scenes. They require a certain amount of care and preparation. You can’t just ‘ram’ things in dry. That doesn’t work for me. There is just so little respect for good anal these days.

So, I’m movin’ on.  BUT, Leah read this one and I think 3 starred it, so maybe go with her opinion and not mine.


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