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Failed to impress
on February 20, 2014
This was dreadful...horrible. After reading the first book in the series, I was pretty excited to read this as well. How disappointed I was. Where as some books can be hard to get into because they lack descriptions...this one is partially awful because it has BOTH way too much, yet still not enough; both the writer and the main character will go on and on at lengths over the same things..at times the most unnecessary things...yet glaze over key things.
Violet comes across as an idiot, yet its hard to really blame that all on the character as opposed to her creator. She's paranoid about the things she could easily toss aside, and nonchalant about the things that are supposedly very important to her. She is so consumed with sex with doc that everything else is clouded. Its hard to understand why any character would find her appealing, other than maybe for physical reasons. She's a walking contradiction, and not the good type.
As for the writing style, its so wishy washy and borderlines on immature. I usually do like it when an author takes us deep into a character's head...but Violet really has no depth so there is nowhere to go. The dialogue she has with herself could have been funny at one point, but then gets irritating really fast because its a bunch of nonsense. Based on this (and on her actions) its hard to really see her as taking ANYTHING at all seriously...not her kids, not her job, not the relationship she spends 99.9% of the story obsessed with, not Doc..not anything. The woman finds time to make jokes in her private thoughts, when they should otherwise be focused on saving her life and the stuff that's going on around her...this specifically reminds me of a cartoon.
It would also really be good if the author would make up her mind about what she really wants to write....does she want to actually tell a thrilling story, or does she want to focus more on smut and make storyline less than secondary. Personally, I think she should try for the thrilling angle because her sex scenes are all over the place and still nowhere. The sexual encounter that Violet had with Doc in this book was a mess, and it took me Violet referring to it some time later to realize that they did indeed have sex during the encounter.
The book was also so very rushed, which for me was a good thing because I was only determined to finish this book because i hate leaving things incomplete. So much time and words were wasted for 98% of the book, and so the last 2% was a bang up rush job where an attempt was made to actually deal with the story the book was supposed to be about.
Ugh....I can't imagine reading book 3....I also can't imagine seeing so much as the book cover for this book again and not feeling a bit woozy.