I made it through the first 100 pages and found this so utterly distasteful, I don't care to continue.
After reading this I'd like to know, "Why in the...moreI made it through the first 100 pages and found this so utterly distasteful, I don't care to continue.
After reading this I'd like to know, "Why in the world do people like MM so much?" If she was anything like this character portrays her, she was a weak harlot. Not a strong, amazing woman at all.
Oh, I could feel somewhat sorry for her, especially when she said things like this: "...it's hard, when nobody's ever really loved you, to have the confidence to do a thing right..." but when she'd slept with three men by page 75, I realized this is not a woman I care to know more about or even read about for fun. Her behavior and lack of confidence and whining and preening--yes, preening--is just distasteful.
And Kennedy...wow. Did we really have a president who behaved so atrociously? I remember Clinton being impeached for (I think) one indiscretion. This man just walks up to women, pretty much commands they sleep with him--underage or not--, and they do? He's not even president yet. And to show what kind of ditz MM is in this story. She worries she'll fall in love with him. They've shared all of four flirtatious sentences before he just bangs her quickly in a backseat. You fall in love with that?
Another thing I hated...she's constantly posing. Every time MM moves, she's posing, making sure a curl falls just so, that her shoulder hits her chin...etc. I get it; I do, but doesn't mean it makes good reading.
Is the writing solid? Yes. It's good writing, but the path this story is taking and the unlikable characters make it not for me. I will say the whole, "Spy for us and we'll take you to the father you've always wanted to meet" twist was cool, but that's about all I liked.
I also have to flat-out disagree with reviewers who are saying teenagers should like this. I wouldn't let my teenager read this due to the sexual situations. I'd also hate for this to be my teenager's role model.
What I was expecting was a cool spy story. What I got was a dumb blonde who can't keep her legs closed.(less)
A decent read. Sometimes I like a quickie, something I can read in an hour, a break from that longer book that is taking a week.
What I appreciate the...moreA decent read. Sometimes I like a quickie, something I can read in an hour, a break from that longer book that is taking a week.
What I appreciate the most about this story is the look at flight operations during WWII. I'm just assuming the author did her research--even though I've never heard of a yoke called a wheel. Regardless, it's kinda neat to see what all could go wrong in the days before computers. Trying to safely get planes in the air in a timely manner during a war is no easy task. I also liked that we have a female control tower operator. Like I said, NOT an easy job.
Also appreciated the moral: It's better to have some happy memories, to have loved and lost, than to have nothing at all.
I felt the romance was awful quick and it didn't wow me. I got that they knew each other from before but it's not like that went well. But I expected that with the word count being what it is and I didn't pick it up for romance/sex anyway, but the war-time story.
It's well-written and edited as well. I believe there were only two typos in the entire tale. I've grown weary of small-press books and normally expect a hot mess, but this did not have those issues.