Review: Collective Memory by Tielle St. Clare

collective memoryReviewed by Shelly

I’m determined to get through my TBR that’s more than 5 years old. This would have been a story if it wasn’t porn. The potential was there. Cayl is a being from another planet who’s come to Earth to stop the bad guy alien who came to basically take over the planet. The thing is – where Cayl is from, they’re all part of a consciousness that shares all of their knowledge, so what one person learns, they all learn. They reminded me of the Borg on the ‘Star Trek’ franchise but without the bodies. But I digress.

When Cayl comes to Earth and is assigned his body, Devin’s the agent who’s assigned to assist him in tracking down the bad guy. AND it turns out that they’ve tracked down said bad guy at a sex club. I can blame no one but myself for reading this story, because I should have headed my own warnings.

To get into the members-only sex club, Devin contacts Mace who she knows is a member. She’d met Mace a while back, and when Mace asked her out at the time, she laughed and said no. Now what’s funny here is she never told Mace the real reason why she laughed. We, the audience, were told, but she never told Mace. Mace, out of the goodness of his heart and his desire to get into Devin’s pants, escorts both Devin and Cayl into the club and this is when the porn starts.

For all of Devin’s professionalism as an enforcement officer, it was a little discombobulating how easily she allowed Cayl and Mace to distract her with the sex instead of doing her job. Even more irritating is that she kept thinking that she should stop with the sex/ kissing/ hand job/ etc and go back to doing her job, but she never actually did stop. And her work position was an actual joke, not literally, but I did laugh through all of the sex scenes, especially the ones where her breasts were front and center – okay, that part’s literal.

Then there’s Cayl. I don’t even know what to say about this dude, because he wasn’t even a dude. He was in a body that wasn’t his and kept saying that humans are weak, easily lead chattel and can be easily destroyed. No problem, though, because he could do all the things that Mace and Devin needed in the sex department.

Mace. What can I say about Mace? He’s the worst kind of character, because there’s nothing about this guy that we know other than he likes sex and he’s an equal opportunity kind of guy. The m/m scene between him and Cayl was so gratuitous that I skimmed about 3 pages worth.

I would only recommend this book if you want to read porn and not a fully developed plot line with character development. Oh, last thing – the end is actually dumb.

Happy Reading Folks!

Rating: F

Click to purchase: Amazon

Collective Memory
by Tielle St. Clare
Release Date: June 1, 2011
Publisher: Ellora’s Cave

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