There isn’t much more I can say other than: if you won’t read it for the romance (don’t, it’s boring), the adventure, or the setting, please just readThere isn’t much more I can say other than: if you won’t read it for the romance (don’t, it’s boring), the adventure, or the setting, please just read it for the unadulterated badass that is Rosie the Elephant. Jacob’s nice and all, the writing is beautiful, the plot is exciting, the secondary characters almost made me cry, and while Marlena is possibly the most flat character in the entire history of books, it doesn’t matter. Any wrongdoing will be corrected by Rosie and her smartass, sometimes outright terrifying, trunk.
I wonder if they sell pet elephants in Alberta … ...more
I don't really know why I put "realistic fiction" as one of my tags, considering everything about this book is totally unbelievable. Here's just a fewI don't really know why I put "realistic fiction" as one of my tags, considering everything about this book is totally unbelievable. Here's just a few:
(1)Someone as boring and ordinary as Ana attracting the attention of someone like Christian (probably a wish fulfillment fantasy on the author's part).
(2)A 27-year-old billionare. Born to a crack whore. Yeah.
(3)Ana as a literature student. *dies laughiing*
(4) The sex. As in, Ana going from a scared virgin to a sex goddess IN ONE NIGHT.
(5) The lack of plot. No, seriously. The "conflict" I assume, would be the contract, but nothing ever actually BECOMES of it. It's always there in the background, but it's not like Ana and Christian don't have sex becaue of it, or not do the things they aren't supposed to do until it's signed.
(6) Ana NOT a submissive person.
(7) Ana and Christian in love. It's like those paranormal young adult romances, where the heroine SAYS she loves the hero, but never talks about anything other than his looks, and sometimes his charm. Never his personality, which is usually either nonexistent or freakishly dominant. As for Christian - why would he love Ana? What makes her different, exactly? Any sane person would have reacted to the situation the way Ana had, with the exception of GETTING THE HELL OUTTA THERE IMMEDIATELY. Consequently:
(8) Ana and Christian falling in love in 3 weeks, when they do nothing but screw and fight.
(9) Ana as a 21-year-old woman. She has no clue what the subconscious is, for crying out loud.
(10) The ending. So contrived, and so unnecessary - you just KNOW it won't last, consisdering this is a trilogy.
(11) That this book is even published. I wouldn't say this is the worst book I've ever read, but it's the worst written. It's scary bad. My brain is sore.
I know I should give this one star like every other self respecting person out there, but in a disgusting, sordid kind of way, it IS entertaining. ...more