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on October 17, 2012
May Contain Spoilers
I tried two times to like this book and it just did not happen. It was as if I were reading a really bad Harlequin crammed with every single romance cliche known to man. I kept turning the page, not because it was an enthralling read, but to see what else the author tried to fit in the book.
I read to location 1377 (or 58%) on my Kindle, and in that time our rock star hero and our chef threw a "Do you know who I am tantrum", had a bad meeting with our chef heroine, threw another tantrum (same as before), got drunk, had sex with a nameless girl (who turns out to be our chef heroine who never goes out but the gay best friend convinced her to live it up a little bit which was seconded by the male best friend who wants to be more than friends), gets her (our now named girl/heroine chef) pregnant, denies the paternity, changes his mind, they get along, and then she loses said baby.
Think I'm exhausted typing all that, imagine how I felt reading it. By this point, I can't stand it anymore and toss my Kindle aside in disgust (I own a cheap Kindle instead of a PW for this reason). I like romance tropes, I really do. They're tropes for the very fact they are a successful standard. I don't like, however, when too many are used in one book. It devalues the piece and make it seem like the author is trying to write what they think we want to read in romance instead of writing a good story.