Started off good but didn't like where the story-line was heading with the much USED plot of the heroine putting up down on their luck prostitutes andStarted off good but didn't like where the story-line was heading with the much USED plot of the heroine putting up down on their luck prostitutes and someone trying to kill her. I think it's time authors moved on from that theme now. Seriously, enough with the DO-GOODER heroine saving prostitutes theme. I'm so sick of it! It's too bad because I actually liked the way this author writes....more
2.5 stars. Ever since I read MR. Perfect and liked LC humorous prose, I tried most of her past books and started looking forward to her new releases,2.5 stars. Ever since I read MR. Perfect and liked LC humorous prose, I tried most of her past books and started looking forward to her new releases, but alas, none of them were ever as good as “MR. Perfect” with the exception of “Your scandalous Ways” which pushed the limits a little and raised LC’s skills a notch in my eyes. This book was just okay for me. There was nothing spectacular about it. The hero’s fiancé was too unrealistic in that she knew that the heroine was trying to steal her man, and she just sat there letting this woman continue to make clothes for her and be around him. She was a very nice fiancée. I would have appreciated the book more if she (gasp!) fought for the guy she claimed she loved. Give us a little passion here! We read books for the conflicts and the love that surpasses these conflicts. I don't see any conflict if the fiancé don’t give a damn if the heroine up and run off with her man. So what if we feel sorry for the other woman in the end, at least we would be still talking about the book instead of yawning. She showed a little spunk in the end but it was obvious it was so everything could be tied up in a neat little bow. The least that could have happened was to make her pissed off and then give her own book later- but no, she went to the darn wedding! LOL.
Another thing that through me off was at first the heroine was drop dead gorgeous. Guys were crashing into trees looking at her then come to find out she wasn't that gorgeous after all, it was the clothes that was making her beautiful! Tell me that that poor heroine doesn't want to jump out of the pages and smack the author right across the face! LOL! By the time the book was done I didn’t want to here another thing about a stitch, fabric, silks, or anything about clothes for a very long time! The storyline kills you with it. You have to really be interested in fashion to appreciate it. I like fashion as much as the other chick but I don’t sleep and dream about it. Oh my Gosh, and to think that this is a series about seamstresses. I doubt I will be excited for the up coming books. ...more
I really enjoyed this book for the most part. The angst was great. I think the author did a wonderful job at developing the characters and drawing theI really enjoyed this book for the most part. The angst was great. I think the author did a wonderful job at developing the characters and drawing the reader into the story. I honestly couldn't put the book down all of Saturday. It kept me on my toes. I wasn't sure who to root for. I went from hating Rachel to rooting for her (still not sure if she even deserved it). I know that Darcy was a real B but I still liked her also and felt somewhat sympathetic for her. The thing is, I liked that I felt that way for both of them. That's an attest to how good Emily Giffin can write. I also went from liking Dex and rooting for him and Rachel (despite myself) to despising him and then liking him again, lol. To say the least, I had conflicting feelings about all of them!
****SPOLIER**** The story was going great until towards the end. I felt that Darcy was unlikable enough for the readers to root for Rachel and Dex ending up together and didn't need the added drama of her cheating on Dex and getting pregnant for another man. It took away from the little sympathy I wanted to still feel for her. Again, I liked that I felt sympathy for both her and Rachel. It was more realistic and unpredictable that way. The book should have just ended with Darcy with a little bit of a broken heart instead of her pregnant for someone else and seeming like she couldn't care less about Dex. That was too predictable! This book could have easily been a 5 star read, but the ending sort of ruined it for me. Now I'm not even sure if I want to give it 4 or 3.5 stars.
The last book I tried by AM ,“Three Nights Of Sin” was underwhelming, so when I came across this book I was reluctant to invest my time and money, butThe last book I tried by AM ,“Three Nights Of Sin” was underwhelming, so when I came across this book I was reluctant to invest my time and money, but I am so glad that I decided to give her another chance! Seven Secrets of Seduction was captivating! There were so many things to love about this book. I loved the hero’s mysterious demeanor. He gave you a little of himself at a time and left you wanting more. This might be a problem for some readers as you are left in the dark about his motives for a long time. I personally didn’t mind since the suspense was exciting. Their affair was engaging and the secret surprising when revealed. The way Anne Mallory wrote the book was a bit obscure and sometimes you have to read a sentence again to figure out what exactly the hero and heroine was talking about, and even though it did get annoying at times, I am not going to complain since a little challenge goes along way after reading all the cookie cut out fluff that’s making the rounds these days. The problem I did have with the book though is that Am could have been a little bit more forth coming with the description of the heroine. You know that she was not drop dead gorgeous, but exactly how she looked was left in the dark, (unless I missed something). If I did, I would appreciate if someone would let me know. Also, the loss of her virginity was not realistic in the least. She enjoyed it way too much without a hint of pain. Hey you never know, maybe he was that good, lol. I would have also loved an epilogue to sum up such an interesting story, but there was none. All in all, I really enjoyed this book and will be on the look out for more of AM’s work. With this book, I think she’s made her claim on an author to watch out for!