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Triple Threat by Jennifer LaBrecque
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Jan 28, 2012

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bookshelves: freebies, romance-contemporary, short-novella
Read on January 27, 2012

I was really surprised with how much I enjoyed this book. I felt the romance was very sweet despite the H/h being extremely young. I know they were probably suposed to be older, but they came across as around 16-18 years old. Although Tara was much more mature, so I was able to connect with her more than Eli.

Eli was very immature, to the point of being TSTL. Especially in the beginning when he was with his buddy Mitch. I admit, I came this → ← close to DNF'ing within the first chapter, but I'm glad I didn't because in chapter 2 we meet Tara. She's intellegent, courageous, and believable. I liked the two of them as a couple though. She brought him up to a slightly more mature adult man. I also liked that there was more than just sex between these two, that even in this very brief short story, I could see the relationship start with a spark and burn into a flame. It was a nice breath of fresh air not just having the basic insta-lust.

Some issues I had, aside from the age of the characters was… first, the dialog seemed off… stilted and forced and very odd. I also had a problem with words such as 'winnowed', 'rasher' of bacon, etc. I'm sorry, but these are not terms that I—or anyone I have ever known—have used in everyday speech. I also had trouble with the junior high school term for sex called "hook up". That makes it impossible to take the book seriously. I was insulted by that term and so I won't be reading anything from this author again. And lastly, the ending was too rushed and abruptly cut off for my liking. Overall, it was a quick, satisfying read. The romance was very tender and sweet in a very rose-colored glasses kind of way that only the youth have. I'd recommend for the younger set.

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32.0% "Wow, there's a first… Hero's a dunce and heroine is the smart one. Usually it's the other way around."

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