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Crystal Cove by Lisa Kleypas
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Dec 02, 2010

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Read from March 31 to April 03, 2013

I am ashamed of admitting this but I actually was disappointed about this read. I truly adored the previous books in this series but this one was not at all what I expected.

I adore science fiction, completely love paranormal romance as a genre. This might be the reason I was so disappointed with the plot. I have read many books about witches, but this one was the first where we know what she is but very little information is given to us about it. The best part about science fiction is the description of the paranormal elemtents. If you're gonna write about witches I just need to know more about them. We are told she Justine is a witch, that there is a classification for them and that's about it. Why make the heroine a witch if she is not gonna care much about being one? There was a lot of magic in the story but nobody really knew what they were doing and it just didn't work for me. IMHO this was the biggest mistake in this instalment.

A very down-to-Earth and rich guy coming to a small town and falling in love with the Heroine. Well... Sorry but I have read about this so many times before that if it is't incredibly well written it just gets old. I did like the fact though, that he had no soul (not a spoiler) and believed she was a witch without any fuss being made. This was the best of the story for me, what made the romance between them work just fine, even if it was a bit predictale how everything would turn out at the end.

It's not that it was a bad read, because it was't. I did enjoy it, specially the first half of it. It just wasn't one I'll ever feel like repeating.
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Carol *Young at Heart Oldie* Like you, I loved the other books in the series but I was disappointed with Crystal Cove. The whole witch heroine and hero with no soul just didn't work for me. I didn't feel that strong emotional connection to Justine and Jason that I always feel towards LK's couples. Perhaps it's just a case of yearning for those wonderful, leave-me-with-a-big-sigh historicals!

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