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Something About You by Julie James
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Jun 15, 12

bookshelves: adult, fiction, romance, suspense-thriller
Read from June 12 to 15, 2012

3,5 stars.

I don't know what crawled up my brain and died there so I could even consider reading a straight adult romance. I usually avoid any involvement on pure romance genre, but well, whatever it is, anything that crawled in my brain and whispered to me to read this story was predictably good, because yeah, this story at least keep me from having a serious puking session I usually have with romance books.

And not to mention I actually give it 3 and a half stars!

What sucked me into this story was the heroine herself. A successfull U.S. Assistant Attorney named Cameron Lynde with a witty personality and smart like hell. She was an independent adult who didn't take any lame nonsense from her surrounding. And she didn't fall too easily to the dashing-tall-dark-brooding-hot-sexy-Jack Pallas. I really love their smart banter toward each other when they still in a hate-love mode. And no, no cheesy and sugary sweet overload content in here.

Sooo, why just 3,5 stars--beside my mutual avoidment toward romance?

I. Need. More. ACTION!! Really, this story's mystery plot actually had potential to be a good mystery and suspense. Okay, I get it that this is a romance story, so there'll be more focused on the romance plot. But still.... more Jack Pallas and the big-bad-guns, please! We need to see some alpha shootings and alpha grumblings and alpha chasing, y/y?

Go Alphas!
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message 1: by Kencana (new)

Kencana Ya, biasanya adult romance barat = many sex scene. Jarang banget karakternya yang memorable. Rata2 klise atau menyebalkan. Banyak banget pujian hero & heroine. Kayaknya worth buat dibaca despite miskin adegan aksi.

Tapi ini masih jilid pertama kan? Siapa tahu keduanya lebih banyak aksi.

Terkadang saya heran ama Hollywood. Novel kayak Twilight dimana 90% karakternya neybelin diangkat jadi film dan laris. Novel2 lain dimana hero & heroine badass plus cerita yg ok dicuekin.


message 2: by Yuu (new) - rated it 3 stars

Yuu Sasih The hero is stereotypicall, that tall-dark kinda hero. But the heroine is totally badass. ketika di cerita lain hero yg biasanya menyelamatkan heroine, di sini si Cam yang selalu menyelamatkan Jack Pallas, either itu menggunakan kekuasaannya sebagai U.S. Attorney untuk menyelamatkan reputasi Jack atau bahkan dengan berani nyerang pembunuh yang mau nyerang Jack. O yea I'll live with that.

Masalah aksi, karena memang genre utamanya adalah "contemporary romance" dan bukannya suspense/thriller, jadi ya, saya nggak terlalu memusingkan aksinya. It's mainly romance genre, anyway. But still..... more hot alpha sessions will be appreciated. :D

Dan buku keduanya bukan tentang pasangan ini lagi, tapi tentang pasangan lain yang masih ada hubungan dengan pasangan ini. jadi, ya, series U.S. Attorney/FBI ini standalone series. mungkin bakal saya baca kapan-kapan.

yah, well, buku yg dijadikan film itu kan tergantung popularitas. trennya mungkin memang seperti itu. buat apa juga bikin film yg ga bakal laku, kan?


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