- File Size: 476 KB
- Print Length: 178 pages
- Publisher: Harlequin Presents (December 1, 2010)
- Publication Date: December 1, 2010
- Sold by: Harlequin Digital Sales Corp.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B004AYD56S
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Not Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #688,930 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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I keep going back and forth about whether I liked this or not. It's weird not to know. This eventually rang all the typical emotional bells of unrequited love, but it was a shallow story that could have been a lot more. Guy and Alexa's affair was never even shown beyond the "he walked out of the bedroom," descriptions (seriously!), so I had no clue why these two had any grand passion. Told from Alexa's perspective, Guy would contact her when he was in town and wanted sex and she would be there, then he would leave, and she loved him even though he barely acknowledged her. Uh, why? She had a family that never appeared, a best friend that vanished halfway through, a job that she loved that appeared only when it had to do with Guy and the plot, and there really just was nothing else to the story other than Alexa pining for him, hating him and pining for him again. Intersperse that with the really uncomfortable workings in Guy's head as he moans and groans about how miserable he is with absolutely no thought to Alexa. His poor bride-to-be barely even made it onto his radar.
There's very little reason given here to like Guy; he's utterly selfish and morally ambiguous (so is Alexa, at one point).Read more ›
One one hand, it zipped right along and kept me eagerly turning the pages to see what was coming next. The idea of a portrait artist falling in love with a subject is nice, and the story had potential. Alexa, the artist, was a really interesting character; Guy, less so as the scion of an ancient family who had to marry for duty. Their ill-fated love affair would have been a nice thread for this book, but they spent too much time apart for me to get any sense of how they really might have felt for one another.
I think Alexa's story and Guy's role in it needed more room to percolate. What was lost the speed of this story's telling was any evidence of passion, beyond the reader having to take the author's word for it. There was lots of evidence of angst and drama, but you really didn't get a sense of why she would have been attracted to him. I thought he was selfish, shallow and just not likable. He would have needed several more chapters to redeem himself in this book.
Now, on to the parts that I enjoyed that almost tipped the scales toward liking this book and, frankly, would cause me to recommend it. Julia James is an excellent writer, and even though Alexa and Guy don't spend much time together in the pages of this book, James's individual, internal monologues of the two characters are really well done.Read more ›
Don't bother reading this...will just annoy you for the waste of time. No romance at all. If I could have given it no stars I would of.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
i agree with the reviews that criticized the title of this book. otherwise i enjoyed this story. it is different and interesting i recommend it.Published 20 months ago by KJ
Sorry, but I just couldn't get into the book. I was so bored! I couldn't even get to 10% of the book. I gave up at 8%. Never gave up so early in a book yet.Published on February 1, 2014 by Angeloris
i almost didnt read this book based on the negative reviews , then i read the reviews left byJae Jae and loves to read 522 and decided to go for it. Read morePublished on December 5, 2012 by jolu
i actually agree with what the other reviewers said about the book...i understand why they gave it such a low rating but despite all the book's shortcoming i still enjoyed reading... Read morePublished on February 29, 2012 by Jae
What I found completely refreshing about this book was the fact that the H and h spent so much time apart. It sets the premise as to why the H acted the way he did. Read morePublished on December 21, 2011 by lovestoread522
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