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2.0 out of 5 stars Too long! Predictable!, April 24, 2011
This review is from: Chasing Fire (Hardcover)
Her last book, The Search, was all about dog training, this is all about fire jumping. The details and fire jumping scenes were excruciating. Many scenes should have been cut. The book is too long. The murder mystery doesn't begin until page 206. (I struggled to get there) Although Roberts gives us many suspects, I guessed who the killer was early on. Not good. I didn't like Rowan at all. She was just one of the guys except for that peach smelling body wash. The only reason I liked her was the line on page 309 "Nothing's better than a Coke first thing in the morning..." I completely agree! The side story about Rowan's dad falling in love is not relevant and it added nothing to the story. It would have been better if Rowan struggled more with it. A secondary love story among the other fire jumpers would have been great. Since every character was a suspect, it could have created more tension, drama and mystery. Roberts just didn't go there. So much of the book was boring to me. Rowan's love interest, Gull (Gulliver), works at an arcade during the off season. An arcade? Really? I was scratching my head with that one. Not appealing for a romance novel. He should have been a cop or doctor during the off season.

The only really good part was the ending! Roberts last book had a lackluster conclusion; the conclusion of this book was very exciting and a little sad. Of course, the endings are always happy.
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Initial post: Jun 1, 2011 8:23:21 AM PDT
C. Welter says:
I totally agree with your comments about The Search...although I love dogs if I had wanted to learn how to train one I wouldn't have looked to a Roberts book. I won't bother reading this new one. Thanks for saving me some money.
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