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Spellbound (Once Upon, #1)
James Perkins's review
Jul 24, 2011
I thought I'd give a writer I hadn't tried before an opportunity to impress me with her story-weaving skills. Unfortunately, I was sadly disappointed. This book is an attempt at a sweeping saga in short form; instead, it comes across as pretentious. Unrealistic, cardboard characters who speak trite, B-movie dialogue coupled with sword-and-sorcery cliches missing almost any dramatic tension snowball into a predictable, dull story: it contains almost everything you shouldn't do to create a quality romantic tale. I might give Nora Roberts a second chance, but it's going to take some effort to gather my enthusiasm. Can anybody suggest a better book?
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