I'm not sure how to rate this book. It hit a lot of my pet peeves.
Most of the characters were Americans in New York but they all think and speak like...moreI'm not sure how to rate this book. It hit a lot of my pet peeves.
Most of the characters were Americans in New York but they all think and speak like they are British. Didn't the author/editors have anyone American read it before it was published?
The heroine was British though. Well, she was mostly British, having been born in the US to American parents who moved the family to England when Gemma was young. At least I'm assuming her parents are American since we're never told otherwise. It's a bit odd then that she was given a British (English?) name - I know Gemma is pretty common over there, but it's pretty much unheard of in the US.
Nick, the hero, owns (or manages - ?) a fleet of delivery trucks that deliver stuff like blueberries. We're never told how big his fleet is - 5 trucks or 50 trucks? - but he must be sucessful. So sucessful that he goes to a global distrobution conference. In Milan. I've never heard of a Milan, Michigan or a Milan, New Jersey, so he must have driven one of his trucks over to Milan, Italy (I bet they really enjoy blueberry pie there).
Nick is also a doormat. Gemma does all this crazy stuff - like moving into his apartment a few weeks after meeting him without even discussing it with him - and he just thinks to himself, "gee, this must be that pms thing I've heard about. I'll just smile and nod for a few hours and it'll pass, right?"
Why did Gemma beleive anything the fortune teller said? She only agreed to go to the fortune teller because she was drunk and her friend bullied her into it. So why does she try to make the fortune teller's predictions come true?
I enjoyed the author's voice and the silly-but-entertaining story, but this book really needs a rewrite. And set it in London this time where pretty much everyone thinks and speaks like they're British (because, you know, they ARE).
I enjoyed the characters in this story - I liked how the H/h worked well together as partners. I was disappointed that they didn't really search for o...moreI enjoyed the characters in this story - I liked how the H/h worked well together as partners. I was disappointed that they didn't really search for or explore the tomb or any artifacts. This book felt like a romantic suspense set in an exotic location instead of the archeological action/adventure I was hoping for. (less)