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The Man Behind the Mask by Christine Rimmer
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May 02, 2010

did not like it
bookshelves: beauty-and-the-beast-like, contemporary-romance, phantoms
Read from August 15 to 17, 2010

Hands down, one of the worst books I have ever read. I didn’t want to give it 1 star, as I usually reserve that rating for books that I can’t finish, however, I had to make an exception. This book is particularly bad. I know it’s the fourth book in a four part series, and I wasn’t confused, the author did a good job in letting you know what had happened previously. The plot is lame and boring; I disliked all the characters, but most especially Brit, the heroine’s (Dulcie’s) best friend. If Brit is Dulcie’s best friend I shudder to think how her enemies treat her, or wait, the enemy at the end of the book did treat Dulcie poorly, but actually she didn’t seem that bad… The scarred hero, Prince Valbrand, (that’s right a prince, I forgot to say that they are at a fictional country island- Gullandria- for Brit’s wedding [Brit and Valbrand are brother and sister:])… so as I was saying, Prince Valbrand, my favorite type of hero- scarred seemed like a normal guy with a scarred face. He wasn’t ashamed of how he looked or made apologies for it, and he wasn’t dark, brooding, or tortured (as in tortured soul). Again, boring. It was love at first sight for Valbrand and Dulcie. No sexual tension at all. The love scenes were awkward and cringe-worthy. Oh, and at the end of the book, even though Dulcie loves Valbrand more than anything, she refuses to marry him (no explanation to why given) for a YEAR before she accepts on the last page. I am so upset I wasted my time reading this book, and I will not read anything by this author ever again. I only found this book on Amazon Lisotpia for “Beauty and the beast type romances” and boy, was this a disappointment.
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message 1: by Carolyn F. (new)

Carolyn F. I'll make sure not to get this book. Thanks for the warning Megan.

Megan LOL! Other people might like it... but I sure didn't!

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