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A little too chaste for this old gal
on June 22, 2012
I haven't read her paranormal series and figured I'd start out with something a bit more mainstream like this here Lord of Vengeance. However, that was a mistake on my part. The writing is good, the settings and word choice seem like they fit the time period, and I can tell the author knows her craft, but (yep, there's a 'but') I got bored. I got seriously bored. The heroine is way too innocent and good with no hangups whatsoever and she's a virgin, oh, and she's 18. 18? 18, seriously author? Anyway, I just couldn't really feel her character (innocent princess-type with heart of gold). Maybe that's more a reflection on me than on the book, but so be it. I found myself skimming the paragraphs until I got to the dialogue because the heroine's inner workings bored me to tears. The "Lord of Vengeance" was also boring because he seemed like an emotional chit most of the time while outwardly claiming he had no emotions. Huh? His main emotion is self-loathing, but he doesn't even do that right because he's so confident all the frickin' time, especially when it comes to Raina. But, like I said, it's not that it's done badly, but that it didn't speak to me or hold my attention. The initial sex scene was yawn-inducing tame and not super detailed. But, then again, I suppose I've read too much Black Dagger Brotherhood for my own good . . .
So, to that end, 3 stars for this book of a beautiful virgin who is sugar and spice and needs to be saved from the evil rapey men all the time and can't fend for herself.