It’s been a long time since I’ve come upon a book with so much unfulfilled potential. I don’t know how, or when, it started turning into a heap of repetitive garbage. I loved the first half of the book. Absolutely loved it. I even—misguidedly, I admit—recommended it to Harlot and told her to buy it ASAP (don’t kill me, babe LOL) but the second half... I don’t even know how to explain it because I am truly baffled. There were great characters, clever writing, an engaging story, witty dialogue... HOW DID IT GO SO WRONG?
By the time it got to the part when he kissed her I couldn’t give two hoots. I started skimming over the rest. The sex scenes were particularly horrid; very mechanic and unimagined. I’m thinking, and there’s like a 0.001% chance that I might be wrong here, that an Amish virgin could’ve written something equally “passionate.”
I hated that she became his mistress and how they started spending every weekend on some cottage in the woods or whatever; it was really out of character for both of them! And I need someone to explain to me when, exactly, did these people fall in love? The lust part I sort of very loosely got, but the falling in love? Maybe I missed a chapter or two?
Labels: for the love of rakes and rogues