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Always Something There to Remind Me by Beth Harbison
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Apr 02, 2012

did not like it
Read from April 01 to 02, 2012

I've read all of Beth Harbison's books and liked them all. Except this one. The weakness of the female lead and lack of any kind of development of her character were so disappointing. Trust me, I'm no prude but these teenage sex scenes were very hard to take! My daughter is only 4 and it created so much anxiety for me thinking about her being a teenager. I didn't need that! All I could see that Erin and Nate had in common was sexual chemistry. It wasn't like he helped her through some crisis or they bonded in any real way. She came across as so needy and truly desperate. And realIy immature! Even as a 37 year old woman. It was hard to stomach for a modern girl. Also the guy, Nate was 3 years older than Erin...isn't that like illegal or something, a 16 year old and a 19 year old? I don't know. It just made me feel bad. This girl should have been mad at him for stealing her innocence and youth and all the adventures you should be having at that age. It was too much. The side story lines were kind of boring to me as well, like her planning a sweet sixteen party for a real brat that I kept picturing in my head as Snooki. I didn't like how this book made feel, it didn't have much depth and I wouldn't recommend it to anybody. I was looking forward to reading this one too and was happy when it finally came in at the library....at least I didn't pay for it. Okay I need to read something else right now to erase this book from my brain.
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Carol 2 months behind but finished What Alice Forgot. I liked it but didn't think it was worth all the hype it was given and also thought it drug on a bit. Now I'm reading Out to Lunch. Still behind.

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