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It was boring.
There was no build up, no burn, it was completely dull. The marriage proposal was stupid,. He asks her to marry him so that he can be her chaperone. What???
I bet the author was bored when she wrote it.
I loved this book. I don't even trust myself to review it properly, but I will try. The hero is the man we all wish existed in real life, but doesn't. The heroine is strong without being over the top. They both have weaknesses, but nothing insurmountable.
There is sorrow, beauty and love in every page. I often read books and promptly forget them, but I will never forget this one.
A Wonderful Book
I was trepidatious of this book, because James Patterson had become old hat to me. I stayed up all night listening to it and it was worth it. Once again, I refuse to give away the plot, but take it from a girl that reads four books a day--you will love it.
Sarah MacLean is a master of her craft and this book definitely does justice to her talent. I hate giving away plots and telling all in reviews, so I will simply say that if you are on the fence about this book, don't be. It's worth it.
Stilted on Romance
The romance between the characters is stilted at best, which weakens the novel. I like the heroine, but I wish there had been more of a build up between her and the hero. It was as if the author added the romance in at the last moment and the first half of the book is bereft of any real tension between the two characters, except for antagonism, which is not tempered with angry embraces, kisses or anything else. There is a rival for the hero's affection and that could have added the needed tension, but it falls flat.
It's not a bad book, but it simply could have been so much better, which is why I have to three star it. It falls short of the mark.
I am not going to give away the plot, but it was a little...unbelievable. I also had trouble warming up to the heroine. It's not that she is awful, but she is kind of...unlikable. She has no interests outside of being a martyr and screwing the hero. It's not that she is awful, but she isn't realistic to me. I felt like telling her to get off the cross because someone could use the wood, except she clearly had issues regarding self respect. Literally, she banged the hero constantly without him ever saying a word of love to her. Oh, and all her self sacrifice made me nauseous. Just once I wanted her to be a smartass or SOMETHING other than a mewly mouthed mouse that saved everybody and blushed all the time.
Heroine Runs Into A Patch of Villains Because She IS STUPID
I liked this book at first. Then the author did the same thing with her heroine every author does. She makes the heroine an idiot. First because she rambles on about the heroine being afraid of passion. Okay, moronic, but whatever. Then the hero does something unwise, but not unforgivable. What does the heroine do? She becomes so stupid it hurts. I didn't bother reading after that because it was so predictable.
In the bright side, the sex scenes were good. Just fast forward through the rest, you won't miss anything.
Another heroine that runs out into a patch of villians for absolutely no good reason, denies the man she loves out of complete stupidity and acts like every basic girl in every romance novel written. I am not sure why I read this.
It's Not Bad, But Not Great
Ever feel like you will vomit if a heroine is dumb one more TIME? Or slap someone for being so blind about something obvious? This is it.
It's Not Bad
The only problem is how stupid the heroine is about so many things. It's as if she is being stupid for the sake of it.