Alright MacLean, I'm giving you one more try. Since Seraphina is the only Talbot sister I liked and the situation with her husband is messy, dark andAlright MacLean, I'm giving you one more try. Since Seraphina is the only Talbot sister I liked and the situation with her husband is messy, dark and tormented, my curiosity is piqued. I like messy, I like anti-heroes and I like angst, so you have my attention... ...more
Ok, ok, I give up. UNCLE! >.< There is nothing that bothers me more than wasting my time trying to read a book where it's literally a cDNF @ 50%
Ok, ok, I give up. UNCLE! >.< There is nothing that bothers me more than wasting my time trying to read a book where it's literally a chore to get through one page. This was that unsuccessful for me. I tried and tried again but nothing was clicking. Honestly had I known the heroine was a privateer shipmaster who reads bed time stories to her crew of sailors and has them sing to her I would have skipped this in a hot second. It's just not my cuppa at all. It's so unrealistic and way too gimmicky. The tomboy aspect that I was looking forward to didn't exactly play out like I was expecting. And the heroine's hang up on her girlhood crush was too mind numbingly frustrating and uninteresting. For someone so smart and "experienced" she had tstl moments. How many times does the girl 'see stars' from seeing the hero smile? <__<
The hero Jin Seton was a standout and I tried to keep going for him but the slow-as-shit dull pacing and obscure writing worked against him unfortunately. If I'm not sure about a book I usually wait it out till the first intimate scene to make my decision and that cinched it for me here. The world building the author tries to create is......*hiccupy* for the lack of a better term. Things are not clear enough and described inconsistently and that's a big deal breaker for me, especially if the story is on shaky ground. She names parts of the ship like the reader is supposed to know what she is referencing to, therefore you have no idea how and where on the ship characters are moving about. Because of this everything comes off flat, hazzy and not well explained. When I can't tell who is on top and who is on bottom during a sex scene and what surface they are going at it on (the stairs of the ship....I think?) then that's a big problem. She goes from being on top to later being described as being underneath him. >.< Annoying as all hell.
So sorry Jin, it wasn't you. I'm giving an extra star just for him. And I still couldn't figure out if he is Egyptian or not. This character's origins is still unclear to me since everyone referred to him as 'The Pharaoh' pirate. But his parents were English and American? *shrugs* So what was with the moniker? No clue. Like I said, things are too blurry. ...more
This is going out unread. Summer cleaning and I just can't bring myself to read this. I bought this too and immediately regretted it. That's how indifThis is going out unread. Summer cleaning and I just can't bring myself to read this. I bought this too and immediately regretted it. That's how indifferent I've become to JQ's work. I have a towering to-read pile and little patience on wasting my time with 'meh' books. ...more