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This review is from: A Week to Be Wicked (Spindle Cove) (Mass Market Paperback)I loved this story.
In the first few pages I groaned inwardly because of the way M's interest in geology was introduced. It felt like it was going to be this really irritating plot device and I was tempted to stop reading. Funny, how everything about M became so engaging - her bookishness, her love of rocks, her intensely scientific curiosity. It sounds dull as paste and what a surprise that she becomes so sympathetic a character.
I also loved that the big conflicts were around a road trip and a race against time. When plots depend on trumped up misunderstandings between the H&H it's so aggravating.
I felt like this book was much better written than the average romance fiction. In particular there's an early scene that involves diving through an underwater opening to get to a coastal cave. I could feel my own claustrophobia welling up not only during the swim through the darkness but also as the two sat in the darkened cave. I was right there and it was a visceral sensation. And that's just one example of how well the scenes are depicted in the story.
The eroticism was also really well woven into the story and somehow it was often surprising. You'd have to read it to see what I mean. 4 chili peppers out of 4.
And parts were so funny. Colin's ability to spin a lie that was both a cover story and to tease M was so appealing.
I definitely recommend it.
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Initial post: Apr 25, 2012 7:30:12 PM PDT
You're cracked. ;) (Thought I should answer your call)
Posted on Mar 31, 2013 5:15:16 AM PDT
"I also loved that the big conflicts were around a road trip and a race against time. When plots depend on trumped up misunderstandings between the H&H it's so aggravating."
EXACTLY! One of many reasons this is among my favorite romance novels ever---fewer frustrating, contrived 'misunderstandings' that the readers knows and is impatiently waiting for the H/h to figure out, and more interesting, natural conflict stemming from the circumstances they were placed in.
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