Note to reader: The following post is ONLY about me venting about this situation as a way for me to hopefully get my own personal thoughts/feelings about it out of my system nothing more nothing less.
I just finished reading a book that a publisher(I don’t want to give any information about the publisher or the book to avoid drama) sent me for free in exchange for my honest review of it.
Whilst I was reading the book (it turned out to be a medieval fantasy version of “50 shades of gray”) there was a scene with non- consensual physical abuse that was (in my personal opinion) excused/forgiven way too easily.
I personally feel that if I was to review the book (even with stating my personal opinion on the situation) I would still be giving the book an “ok” because I would be posting my review on here/Twitter/etc. Which in my heart feels like I would be going against my personal convictions.
I told the publisher about my feelings and why I can’t in good conscience post a review. At the end of the day I have to be able to look at myself in the mirror and like/respect who I see Rant over. As always thank you so very much for staying on this journey with me dear reader your support means so much to me 💜.