This is between a 3 and 4 star for me although I'm not really sure why. I thought the premise was really interesting and strange, yet original. AlbeitThis is between a 3 and 4 star for me although I'm not really sure why. I thought the premise was really interesting and strange, yet original. Albeit it might have been a little underdeveloped, but I'm in a forgiving mood. I read it super fast and am bummed that I'm going to have wait for the sequel. ...more
Cute, quick read. I was laughing pretty much the whole time, which is good. :) It didn't blow me out of the water or anything. That could also be becaCute, quick read. I was laughing pretty much the whole time, which is good. :) It didn't blow me out of the water or anything. That could also be because I was reading past midnight and was kinda sleepy. My one issue..... she's FAT!!!! I don't read about fat people!!! Not to piss anyone off or anything, but I will judge you based on your appearance. What can I say; I'm human. I guess she was "curvy" and "sexy", like Kim Kardashian or something..... Kim Kardashian is fat. I'm sorry, that bothers me. Through the whole book, I was trying not to picture her as some chubby little thing. Yes, her mother was totally horrible to her about eating, but JEEZ the girl ate a ton! At least she found someone who liked her for her. I for one am hitting the gym....more
I've realized that my Kindle is going to be my downfall. I see a book on sale for $.99 and I'm like "Oh my gosh, so cheap! It's sounds good... Let meI've realized that my Kindle is going to be my downfall. I see a book on sale for $.99 and I'm like "Oh my gosh, so cheap! It's sounds good... Let me read a review to make sure. Okay, looks good! CLICK." -_- I need to stop.
For one, I've never really read a historical romance before. Not my cup of tea. The language was weird and awkward, and I was pretty irritated the whole time reading it. I was confused most of the time, too. Things happened and the author seemed to think that I could read her mind and deduce the reasons for things happening when she never actually tells us in the book!!! OH she got kidnapped because YOU KNOW WHY!!!!! No!!! I don't!!! Explain!!!!! A hundred pages later.... Oh, that's why... I would have liked to know sooner!
Another issue, I need to look at multiple reviews. I usually pick a mid-range rating and read that, hoping that it's accurate. Again, NEED TO STOP! The review I read was like "Well, I Really liked it, but it wasn't as good as some I read blah blah great romance blah blah and it's clean!" I like clean! Nice uncreepy and totally TMI romance. Sounds good. Let me ask you, dear person, what the heck is your idea of clean??? Sure maybe it's not as bad as some, but I'm delicate and like my clean actually CLEAN!! They can do it, just don't spell it out for me. And basically all this was was them doing it over and over and over and over and over again. Stop. Please. And he basically rapes her at the beginning, but oh, that's okay because she actually wants it. Just because she's saying no, stop, let me go, she has a really mind blowing orgasm, so that must mean it's all fine and dandy. NO!!!! I get that it's all "historical" and stuff like that happened, but it seemed more like an excuse for the author to right an entire book about sex.
Now, all of the above complaints could have been avoided if I had just stopped ready when my spidey-senses started tingling.... The guy, Duncan whatever, is a big, barbaric, ape, hairy, shithead, GINGER!!! No offense to any gingers reading this, but honestly, I don't want to do it with a giant kilt wearing, long haired, hairy red headed man. In fact, I wouldn't do it with anyone in a kilt regardless of hair color. Or with anyone overtly hairy... or who RAPES me (well, I guess I wouldn't have a choice if he raped me, but I certainly wouldn't do it with him WILLINGLY after that).
Moral of the story, I have learned my lesson and will no longer be sucked in by cheap prices, pretty covers, and misleading reviews (ehem, fellow goodreaders! Get on the ball!). This is my pledge, and I will probably break it within the hour......more
I'm kind of on the fence about this one. It was cute enough, and it showed a really natural progression in a relationship. Towards the end, Taryn gotI'm kind of on the fence about this one. It was cute enough, and it showed a really natural progression in a relationship. Towards the end, Taryn got freaking annoying. I've never dealt with paparazzi, but I feel she could have handled it without so many meltdowns. I also felt like the natural progression of the relationship resulted in a really long book. Maybe it isn't that long, but it felt like I just kept reading and reading and reading and waiting for something to happen. There wasn't really a climax, I felt - just a series of issues and resolutions and I guess sorta a bigger resolution at the end (but there's a sequel....) I don't know.... I'll probably read the next book. It was cute and absorbed sometime....more
Cute, fluffy, I liked it, but it was predictable. That's nice every once in awhile, though. I just got a Kindle for Christmas and this was free. It seCute, fluffy, I liked it, but it was predictable. That's nice every once in awhile, though. I just got a Kindle for Christmas and this was free. It served it's purpose as a trial for my new device :) I would recommend this for anyone looking for a nice cute read on a rainy afternoon....more