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Her Perfect Revenge: A Laugh-Out-Loud Romantic Comedy
Her Perfect Revenge: A Laugh-Out-Loud Romantic Comedy
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars A case study in immaturity..., September 3, 2013
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Want to relive high school? Then this is the book for you. The "her" being referred to in the title is one of the most immature characters I've come across in a book. First, she's harboring a grudge from her freshman year of HIGH SCHOOL. Everyone went through some embarrassment in high school. It comes with the territory. But there's a problem when you can't get over it after 15 years! This chick focuses her whole life on getting revenge on a jerk who played a prank on her in the 9th grade! Who does that? But what's worse, she can't accept the fact that this guy has grown up and changed for the better. She insists on making him out to be the bad guy, even when he's not. On more than one occassion she proceeds to throw food at him because she doesn't like how he handled something. Really? Initiating a food fight.....at 30 years old? The character's immaturity is not only evident in how she deals with her "fiancee", but also in how she deals with everyone else. When the fiancee's ex-girlfriend tells Christina that Bill doesn't really love her but is instead still sleeping with the ex, our juvenile acting lead character believes her without considering the source or investigating for herself (which is ironic because apparently she likes to snoop). Instead she proceeds to throw temper tantrums and call the ex and her fiancee out of their names. The whole scenario sounds like a scene out of a teen soap opera. Oh, did I mention that the engagement is fake? So why should Christina care if Bill is still sleeping with his ex anyway? Yes, she's apparently developed feelings for Bill. But if you aren't going to act on them, what gives you the right to forbid him from seeing someone else? Much of the book was spent trying to ingrain in the reader how spunky Christina is to have stood up for herself and how clever she is for coming up with a plan for revenge. All I kept thinking was grow up and maybe go see a therapist! And what was up with the father? Are there parents who really derive pleasure from seeing their child squirm? He won't be winning any father of the year awards. The only character for whom I felt anything other than disdain was the former bully alcoholic, Bill. Go figure.

As an eary 30's single woman, I did not enjoy this depiction of one of my peers. It's bad when you want to see the lead in a romantic comedy (and I use this word very loosely) end up alone.


The Golden Goose of Los Angeles (The Golden Goose of Los Angeles (Thriller Suspense) Book 1)
The Golden Goose of Los Angeles (The Golden Goose of Los Angeles (Thriller Suspense) Book 1)

4 of 10 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Sigh..., July 31, 2013
OMG! Why is this book so sllllloooooowww? Okay, I'm not finished with it yet but I had to get that out! I'm at about 80% but to be honest, I've been skimming most parts and completely skipping over others just to get to the end. Will write a complete review upon completion but right now I don't see much changing.


The Job Offer
The Job Offer
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Tedious reading..., June 17, 2013
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This review is from: The Job Offer (Kindle Edition)
This book is so slow.

The author goes into unnecessary detail. Why did I need to know that the main character's rental car was a white, Toyota Camry or that Anne put on her red bikini under her blue shorts and pink t-shirt. Who cares?!?!

The editing is nonexistent.

And why is every sentence or thought of any character given a new paragraph?

It makes for very choppy reading.

Kind of like this review.

I see that some reviewers at least made it through chapter 3 before quitting.

I'm out in the middle of chapter 2.

That's 6% in for you Kindle readers.

Don't waste your time.


All For One
All For One
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Good premise. Poor execution., March 12, 2013
This review is from: All For One (Kindle Edition)
This.....book.....is.....so....................SLOW! I struggled to finish it and ended up skimming through from about 40% through the end. There was so much unnecessary dialogue and too many characters to keep track of. The story was about six kids who have a big secret. I didn't need the detailed inclusion of their parent's thoughts. It didn't progress the story. Neither did the cop's dialogue with his ex wife. And the writing style in which the author jumped back and forth between a character's current thoughts and past experiences was just confusing. I will not be reading anymore books by this author.


Island
Island
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Couldn't put it down..., March 5, 2013
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This review is from: Island (Kindle Edition)
...fast enough! I did not enjoy this book and ended up not even finishing it. The characters weren't likable. I didn't feel one way or the other when any of them died. And overall the book wasn't suspenseful. Instead of not being able to wait to see what happens next, I was rolling my eyes and wondering how the author was going to drag this mess out for the 70% that I had yet to read. The killer was revealed so early in the book that I wasn't about to spend anymore time reading to find out his motives. I ended up deleting the book from my Kindle. If you like slapstick and campy, then you may enjoy this one. For a real "trapped on an island with a deranged murderer" thriller, I recommend Trapped by J.A. Konrath.


The Ugly Stepsister Strikes Back
The Ugly Stepsister Strikes Back
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Really cute story!, February 21, 2013
This was just the cutest romance! The main character was very likable. You couldn't help but root for her. The book was well written and flowed smoothly. I especially enjoyed the pop culture references that were thrown in. All around, this was a funny, enjoyable read.


Murder Genes
Murder Genes
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2.0 out of 5 stars Someone please tell me how it ends..., January 31, 2013
This review is from: Murder Genes (Kindle Edition)
...because I can't waste anymore time trying to read this! I feel similarly to other low rating reviewers: great concept, POORLY executed! The book starts off fine but falls into WTH territory around chapter five. Bars with bells through one characters cheeks, mythical men talking about a crystal city, and extremely horny and violent teenagers running the show? I've trudged through to chapter thirteen but now I'm done! I would seriously appreciate a synopsis. Someone? Anyone...


The Judging (The Corescu Chronicles Book One 1)
The Judging (The Corescu Chronicles Book One 1)
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2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Judging very harshly!, January 25, 2013
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This book was long, leading to an uneventful ending. The premise was interesting but it ultimately went nowhere. It was full of unnecessary characters that had no purpose in furthering the plot (namely the twin sister, Irish friend, and reporter). I kept waiting for something exciting to happen but it never did. I have deleted it from my Kindle, which says a lot because I've only deleted one other book in the three years that I've owned a Kindle device.
I truly don't understand the number of 5-star ratings but to each his own. I definitely will not be downloading the next book in this series. The author didn't make me care enough about what happens to do so.


Fifty Shades Freed (Fifty Shades, Book 3)
Fifty Shades Freed (Fifty Shades, Book 3)
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30 of 35 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars I'm going to write a book because..., May 4, 2012
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...CLEARLY any soccer mom with a laptop, a word-of-the-day calendar, and the ability to copy and paste can get a book published!
So I caved and purchased the final book in this trilogy (even though I didn't expect much) because I have this thing with finality. Wanted to have everything wrapped up in my mind. And I'll admit, I was pleasantly surprised...after I got to almost the end! The redundancy in the first 75% of this book was unbelievable! It went something like this:
Ana and Christian email. Then they fight. Then Christian punishes Ana with sexual teasing and she begs, "Please..." Then they have sex and "find their release" at exactly the same time (Really?). Next they wake up entangled in each others limbs and proceed with, "Good morning, Mrs. Grey...Good morning, Mr. Grey..." After that, Christian insists that Ana eat. Then they're driven to work in the Audi and proceed to email back and forth, thus starting the process over again.
I swear the author copied and pasted the same three scenes a hundred times in this book! And when I wasn't reading a repeat of the previous chapter, I was reading emails between the two main characters. Who emails back and forth like that anyway? The book is set in 2011. Everyone and their dog uses text messaging! Yet these two are emailing every three minutes...with a new subject line and accompanying signature EVERY time. Who does that? Maybe I'm out of the loop.
My other big gripe with this book was the same as many other reviewers: the constant reminder of how hot Christian Grey is. Apparently this man is so beautiful that every woman on the planet stares and blushes when he enters a room. And Jekyll and Hyde Ana vacillates between "What did I do to deserve this god" and "Back off! He's mine sister!" Please pick a personality and stick with it (although her hubby has about 5 personalities himself). And while I'm on the subject of beautiful people, I have to say that I find it so unbelievable that EVERY man this girl comes in contact with is crazy about her as her husband points out every time she interacts with someone of the opposite sex. The author has done a poor job of painting a picture of some hot bombshell that every man wants. She's painted the picture of a beautiful jaw dropper perfectly for the best friend but not Ana. From what I've read, I imagine a cute brunette at best. It just wasn't believable for me.
The book did pick up near the end when some action (other than sex) took place. As a matter of fact, the last 25% of the book had the least amount of sex and I enjoyed it the most. Maybe because I wasn't subjected to the same over zealous sex scenes every two pages (I think the author had a porn movie on repeat when she wrote those scenes). Overall, the end of the book was more action packed and overall better than the beginning and middle...with the exception of one line in the epilogue. After our two sex addicted main characters have finished doing it while pregnant, Ana makes the statement (about her unborn daughter), "I think she likes sex already." WTH? Okay, I have yet to have children. But I can't see myself EVER saying those words about my child! It seemed soooooo inappropriate!
If I could rate the book in sections, the first 3/4 gets a solid F! But I'd give the last 1/4 a C+. Have to count off for references to unborn children in adult situations! If you insist on reading the book, you could effectively read the first two chapters and then skip to chapter twenty for the good stuff. I promise, you won't be missing anything!
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Fifty Shades Darker (Fifty Shades, Book 2)
Fifty Shades Darker (Fifty Shades, Book 2)
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737 of 856 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars And the award for the most unlikable lead character in a book goes to..., April 26, 2012
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Anastasia Steele! Oh my God, was she awful! "I want you...I can't please you...I'll never leave you...I can't give you what you need...and on and on and ON!" Grow up! At one point in the book, she stated that she doesn't understand why Christian likes her. You and me both, sister! And then there's the sophomoric writing! It's soooo repetitive...repetitive...repetitive! But wait! Just when you think the same phrase is going to be used, YET AGAIN, the author throws in some arbitrary word that causes you to have to use your Kindle dictionary and doesn't fit in with any of the other elementary wording that takes place throughout the book. Who uses the word "avuncular" in everyday talk? Am I really supposed to believe that a word that advanced is coming from the same person who constantly refers to her female anatomy as "down there"? I'm rolling my eyes (which is quite ironic because that was a central theme in this book)! I haven't even finished the book but after the marriage proposal, I could take no more! I had to stop what I was doing just to write this review! And I probably won't finish the book because it will most likely be another 100 pages of "His eyes are gray...He looks impassive...I bit my lip...Gasp...Oh my...He finds his release...blah blah blah!"
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