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A Hopeless Romantic by Harriet Evans
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Feb 10, 12

bookshelves: audiobooks
Read in February, 2012, read count: 1 (and I won't be re-reading it!)

A lot of reviews praise this book, but I seem to be in the minority. The problem is that the characterisation is awful - no one comes across as likeable, especially the main character, Laura. She is completely selfish, whiny and self-obsessed that you don't feel sorry for her when she loses her job and things start to go wrong for her. Things pick up slightly after a tedious passage about her holidaying in Norfolk with her family when she meets Nick, and the fairytale romantic storyline seemed like a good idea. However, after the truth was revealed, Laura became annoying and Nick seemed more weedy and frustrating as he tried to explain his past. After that, the book seems to go through the motions and nothing really stands out, and the characters are so unlikeable and stereotypical that I don't really care what happens to them in the end. It's a shame as I read the blurb for this book and it seemed really good, only for me to open the pages and to be greatly disapoointed.
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ɑƨħŵɑɡ exactly my problem with this book :(

Jenny It was a great chore to read this book, as I wanted to finish it to see how it ended, but the characters and the plot were awful! It is really disappointing as I think the idea of the book could have been done really well: the idea of the hopeless romantic falling into her own fairytale romance, but Evans just hits the wrong note here.

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