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save your money,
Amazon Verified Purchase(What's this?)I wish PBB's review was here when I ordered this book and I could have saved my money. What was suppose to be a lighthearted futuristic romance with laughs was anything but.
Sagan Carter, an Earth policewoman, meets up with Captain Keir Trask, an Oceanun, and together they are suppose to thwart an intergalactic weapons plot in L.A. that could potentially kill thousands from throughout the galaxy. Within a week they clash because of their dominant personalities but still pine for each other. The weapons plot is passed back and forth throughout the story and the romance is weak and unbelievable between Sagan and Keir. There are hidden lies and Keir cannot even trust his best friend and second-in-command even though they have known and worked with each other for years.
I figured out who the No. 1 Baddie was long before it was revealed and, yes, there is unnecessary meanness and spite which doesn't help the storyline. If anything it diminished it. All over a sad excuse for romance, mystery, and humor. Save your money, you've been warned.
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Initial post: Nov 29, 2009 4:37:22 PM PST
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In reply to an earlier post on Nov 29, 2009 6:17:49 PM PST
I LOVE science fiction romance. Been reading it for years. Also love light hearted romances. Been reading them for years. Sams book was just bad. (And if a bad book is published just to please an editor should I read it, much less buy it?)
In reply to an earlier post on Nov 29, 2009 6:35:28 PM PST
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Posted on Dec 7, 2009 8:39:06 AM PST
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L. B. Taylor says:
I've never read any of Candace Sam's books before this, so there was nothing personal against the author. In fact, I thought when I read the reviews on Amazon it would be a great book to read. I love this genre but when I pay good money for something and the story is just plain bad I can't recommend it to others.
I want people that read my reviews to know that not all books are four or five stars. That said, I would encourage authors to read 'Romance Pet Peeves' under 'Products Tagged With'. It's not just me, Niteflyr One.
An added thought, Niteflyr One, one of my favorite books is Mrs. Mike. For several years I have been looking for the old VHS tape starring Dick Powell that came out in the 1940's because I would love to see the movie. I've read the book several times. So see, we do appreciate some of the same things.
In reply to an earlier post on Dec 7, 2009 10:41:44 AM PST
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In reply to an earlier post on Dec 7, 2009 12:40:31 PM PST
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L. B. Taylor says:
I can read the editorial review(s) such as Publisher's Weekly on most pages to see what the book is about. I don't want a "professional" book reviewer's opinion though I wouldn't mind reading Ms. Klausner's honest review of a book- whether she liked a book or not, and why.
I respect that you don't agree with my review. I still think the book is not good and can't recommend it to others.
In reply to an earlier post on Dec 7, 2009 2:10:18 PM PST
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In reply to an earlier post on Dec 8, 2009 1:56:06 AM PST
Deanna L. Fisher says:
Niteflyr - why don't you admit that you were the author of the reviewed book? it wasn't hard to figure out when you signed a previous review with your real name. you are now on my never read list.
In reply to an earlier post on Dec 8, 2009 12:26:12 PM PST
I don't understand your comment that the review is a "diatribe on a comparison of 'other' stories the reader liked". Where does the reviewer mention any other authors or stories?
As for being caustic, your replies are coming across as such, not the reviewer's. If you are the author, I can understand it doesn't feel good to get a negative review but the reader who puts out their hard-earned money for the book is entitled to share their opinion.
In reply to an earlier post on Dec 8, 2009 12:41:57 PM PST
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