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A Bloody Good Secret by Sierra Dean
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bookshelves: 2011, arc, urban-fantasy
Read from June 21 to December 07, 2011

I like this author's voice, but at nearly exactly 50% in the book, I pretty thoroughly disliked the heroine while she was interacting with one of the love interests, which makes this difficult, since this is a first person voice book. I thought she was selfish and self-centered and contemplated abandoning the book (but didn't because I DO like the world). I also have a lot of trouble with any woman who's willing to just blithely accept stringing along not just two, but four (four!) potential love interests and has even just brief sensual interludes with all of them in some form. Too reminiscent of Anita Blake, and just too easy as a fallback conflict.

I'm just not a fan of the multiple love interest trope in urban fantasy as a form of conflict to drive the book, rather than other external issues/plot/story, so I'm probably the wrong audience for this book, in that regard. Which is a huge shame for me, because I really do like the author's voice and think she's got amazing potential for growth, and for the story in this world. I hope she'll quickly move away from using the multiple men as the source of conflict, and instead concentrate on the larger plot issues she's hinting at within the worldbuilding.
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RedBecca Nope, it's not just you. I just finished reviewing book 1 and was annoyed that there were 2 definite love interests and a possible third. Now this story has a fourth? I'm assuming it's Sig... I just started this book and will surely find out soon enough.

Less is more sometimes...


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