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Totally wooden with really unattractive characters
on February 17, 2004
The dialogue in this book easily has to be the worst I have ever read. It is the sort you hear on really bad sci fi programs like the old Star Trek, where everything is explained in a really long winded fashion to give you the background information on who these character are and what their situation, likes and dislikes. Endless comments about wine, his clothes, prime rib being Matt's favorite meal, and the hole in the big toe of his sneaker are just not romance worthy and bog down an already dull book.
His whole dumping her at the altar and second chance and engagement to Lily in the wilderness survival course, should have been shown, not told in a paragraph or two. Let alone dumping her at the altar again. Tedious.
This author breaks every rule of good story telling and is really starting to show her sell by date. I am heartily sick of pseudo paranormal stuff in supposedly mainstream contemporary fiction. Is this really the only way they can solve the messes they put their characters in?
And not especially interesting characters at that? Where is heat, sensuality?
I am also sick of books where the characters are rarely ever in the same room with each other, and only ever fighting most of the time even when they are.
Also, if they are already in love then where is the romance? This novel fails on every level a romance needs to function, and it is total fluff so can't be labelled women's fiction. I would give it minus stars if I could, it is so mediocre.