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Disappointing from Balogh
on March 27, 2000
I think this is the first Balogh book I've read which I was disappointed in. She's established a scenario in which her characters have met before and have reasons to dislike or distrust each other, but finding out where they met before, under what circumstances and what actually happened is like getting blood from a stone. Balogh does give us quite a bit of introspection, but instead of the usual technique of using the introspection as a means of filling her readers in on what happened in the past, she tries to combine this with a 'closed mystery' style, in which we only find out the full story at the same time as the hero and heroine. This makes the book very frustrating.
Even when all is finally resolved, the ending is unsatisfying because I feel she finishes the book too soon. I wanted more discussion about the past and what went wrong, and about the future. I wanted to *see* the characters reconciled - and I didn't get that.
So, while I'll keep this book as part of my Balogh collection, I won't be re-reading it much.