Romance, YA and Fiction reviews by an opinionated New Yorker with a caffeine addiction.
I have been struggling through Kathleen Woodiwiss for the past couple of months--because I am stubborn and refuse to admit defeat. Until now because I am blaming this episode for my current reading slump. I have decided to start reading a safe standby--Lisa Kleypas. Save me, Lisa. You're my last hope.
P.S. I acknowledge Woodiwiss' importance in the romance genre but it just didn't work for me. At all.
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I'm a big fan of this series and of Connie Mason and Mia Marlowe's collaborations. The rakes are properly rakish and the heroines are not obnoxious. I was really a bit leery of Jonah at the start because he came off as a bit of a sneaky snake but I grew to like him and Serena was as normal and likable as a heroine can get.
P.S. I am really curious about Connie Mason's older books. My mother has most of them and I am wondering if I should pick them up. I am in the mood for old school bodice rippers.
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I loved this book the first time around. I picked this one up when I was just getting back into reading romance after a very long layoff and I just fell in love with it. The angst, the characters, the storyline. Everything was perfect. And it still is. I love Luke perhaps a bit more now. I do want to shake him for not being thankful that he survived such a horrible accident. He mopes and grouses an awful lot. I was really hoping that this series would continue with Aaron's story but it never did. Through some internet sleuthing, I learned that the publisher rejected both storylines for Aaron...please publish it. Please. I am begging.
I have a quirk where if I don't like the hero or heroine's name, I can't get into the book. Synnovea may be my limit. When the heroine's name sounds like a defunct car make...how? Just how? Aside from the ridiculousness of her name, she was a complete and total dunderhead. And the hero, Tyrone (ugh), was no better. Please tell me that Woodiwiss gets better. Please. I'm begging. I'm just going to go read some Jill Shalvis books before starting The Wolf and the Dove. Which I am dreading by the way.
P.S. I apologize to all the poor Synnoveas and Tyrones out there.
I never liked Ron and Hermione together. I don't like Hermione and Harry either but I can tolerate this better. So this news from JKR was good news.
P.S. I was always a Snape/Hermione (older) or Draco/Hermione shipper. I like the Slytherins.
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