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3.0 out of 5 stars Was This a Writing Project?, November 4, 2012
This review is from: A Royal Pain (Unruly Royals) (Paperback)
The premise of this book is great. I expected, and hoped to really like this book so well that I would be salivating for the author's next.

I applaud anyone's abiilty to write a book, because writing is hard work. Producing a really good book takes a lot more effort, thought, and
talent than I believe is displayed by the author.

What didn't I like? I didn't like Bronte, for one thing. She didn't start out as a tell-it-like-it-is, no holes barred, shoot from the hip woman. She actually was written into that character, as it was not evident from the beginning that this was her character. The author formulated that for her and it was noticeable to me that once Mulry decided she was a cursing fanatic, she became a cursing fanatic. Had Bronte been cursing from the beginning and trying NOT to curse, I would have felt her character more believable. All the way through her romance with The Texan, not a "f---" to be seen, or not a noteable one. Also, she was a true b---- about her father, regardless of his shortcomings.

Once she met Max, with whom she supposedly fell head over heels in love, her character was formulated even more. All of a sudden it was F--- F--- F---!

I liked Max, but felt he should have left Bronte for good when he returned to London. Every silly excuse Bronte had was a plot device to keep the book going. I skipped pages and pages because I just could not get into her mannerisms, her poor and weak excuses for throwing tantrums, her treatment of Max, or her fear of Max's Mom. No cursing, no-holes-barred, shoot from the hip American woman would have been trembling in her shoes about meeting a woman who terrorized her future husband as well as his sisters and brother. Not only that, but Max started out strong and manly when he discussed his mother and her shortcomings, but the closer he got to England, the wimpier he became. It was almost hilarious. The restaurant scene when Bronte met his mother was even boring.

I also didn't like the way the author portrayed Max as remaining seated disrespectfully when his aunt unexpectedly showed up at the restaurant in London. No Brit, or well-bred person would show that kind of needless disrespect. Nor would they make fun of their parent like ten year olds the way Max and Devon did.

To top it all off, for me, was when she suspected she was pregnant, and Max suggested that she not drink. Oh, how dare he try to control her! Really, Bronte? No thought for the baby you might be carrying, it's all about Max trying to control you? Not about birth defects and being a responsible human being? She was a selfish, egotistical, superficial woman. The author couldn't figure out who to make her, so she was a little
bit of everybody. I couldn't even connect with the sex scenes as they were mechanical to me. I just didn't feel the love. And I still don't.
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Initial post: Nov 23, 2012 10:29:25 AM PST
I don't think I could have said it better myself. Bronte was a self-absorbed, snob with daddy issues, who didn't know her a-- from her elbow. At least when most people discover these glaring flaws in themselves, they tend to ask for help. Bronte definitely needed a little therapy before throwing herself into a whirlwind romance and a pregnancy... heaven help that fictional child.

Posted on May 8, 2013 6:58:12 AM PDT
Pcitiyank says:
This was featured as a Kindle Daily Deal which has always inferred to me that its on sale. NOT. I checked it at another bookseller and its the same price. So beware! There are some other e-mail lists that do inform about books that are discounted or free for a limited time. Also, The other, e-book seller has Free Friday. Only one book is featured so they try to rotate types of books to appeal to all, so sadly, I seldom find much. But free is good.

In reply to an earlier post on May 8, 2013 10:21:01 AM PDT
Steph says:
Keep in mind that when Amazon discounts it for their Daily Deal, B&N and others often do the same. And vice versa, when B&N has a Nook book deal, Amazon often matches it. So just because you find it for the same price elsewhere doesn't mean it's not on sale.

Posted on Mar 12, 2015 7:29:55 PM PDT
yvonne b says:
I agree with this review completely..and what truly amazes me the most is that I read "Roulette" and loved it, so I expected a similiar experience. it's hard to realize that the same person wrote both of these books!
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