Reading, for me, is entertainment and an escape from the real world. But it can also inform and stretch the boundaries of the life I live.
nonononono NO. A forceful, nonconsensual kiss is NOT disturbingly arousing and kinda sexy. It is sexual assault, and the protagonist who does it is a gross asshole.
But then, this book was published in 2001, and I know the romance genre heroes in the 80's & 90's were often rapey. WTF were we thinking back then?