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Rich Again Paperback – Bargain Price, December 22, 2009
Deliver Her: A Novel
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You know those soap operas where someone's wife dies in a tragic accident that may not be an accident, and his children become wastrels or institutionalized, and someone marries his sister who was given up for adoption years ago without she's related, and there's a horrible second wife who steals his business out from under him and seemingly kills the step-child (who really lives and goes on to seek revenge), and someone is secretly married, and the evil twin turns out to be impersonating him? Oh, and there's a psychopath stalking them all? And you think, "What a far-fetched, absurd, forced story. Could they think of another ridiculous plot point to trot out? Who writes this?" Apparently Anna Maxted could, since that's basically this book. For a while I thought it was so over the top that it was almost poking fun at itself, but I think it was serious. Cliched, undeveloped, stupid characters. Depressing, contrived plot that isn't redeemed with any humor. Dragging pacing, which is pretty amazing when you pack it this full of silly, over the top events. I finally abandoned it, after having almost done so several previous times.
If you can get past the sexual content (necessary for story development) of book one (the book is divided up into 5 books), you will be rewarded with a well written story that makes the melodrama of Dallas and Melrose Place seem tame. Maxted did a wonderful job of creating characters that you love, hate, and love to hate. Even though Maxted departed slightly from her past books the thing that remains the same is her observations on human relationships and showing that love is not always black and white. I would highly recommend this book to anyone who likes a bit of humor, murder, sex, and pop culture in their books.
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This Anna Maxted novel was very different than her others. I loved the others that I've read so I had to read this one. Read morePublished 15 months ago by SLMB
This is the most mis-marketed book I have *EVER* read. Many readers will be horrified by its contents. They are brutal, bloody, and graphic. Read morePublished on April 16, 2014 by Amazon User
I love chick lit and even I had to admit this was an awful book. I liked Anna Maxted's first book. This one is poorly written, with a flimsy plot, unrealistic story lines and... Read morePublished on January 20, 2014 by MizMV
I picked up this book at a library book sale while trying to find a good read for my upcoming beach trip. Read morePublished on November 22, 2013 by anniep
Great condition and stress free service. KIndle is a great way to go!. Anna Maxted is one of my favorite authors.Published on February 17, 2013 by Lisa G. Averill
I had read that Anna Maxted had a pen name "Sasha Blake" and was writing bonkbusters, of which I am a fan. Read morePublished on January 21, 2013 by C. McLaurin
I've always enjoyed Anna Maxted's novels-- I've found them to be deeper and more sharply written than your typical chick lit-- and I was excited to find a new title at the library. Read morePublished on April 5, 2012 by Lisa
I think the synopsis on the back cover was highly misleading - like many other fans of Anna Maxted, I was expecting her usual feel-good, witty, intelligently-written work - the... Read morePublished on September 17, 2011 by Samantha Louise Kett
i can not tell you how disapointed i am or how depressing this was!!!i can't think of one nice thing to say about it really! Read morePublished on June 29, 2011 by mame