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One of these repetitive aspects is her extreme breakdown of what's happening in a scene. Here's one such example from this book (there are many others and too many to count in her previous books):
I pulled the sheet to my chest wondering about the unease and remorse I thought I saw in Johnny's fact.
Thank I pushed the sheet aside, got out of bed, found my panties and tugged them on. I also tugged on the rust-colored T-shirt Johnny had discarded that had a very cool, faded, peeling away yellow decal that as designed to look kind of like an old-fashioned, fifties motor oil ad that said, On My Way Home, the only place to be.
That done, I went to my purse and took it with me to the bathroom.
I grabbed my toothbrush out of it, used it. I then unearthed the travel-size facial cleanser I'd brought with me and used that too. Finally, I found the travel sized moisturizer and I used that as well.
I tucked everything in my purse and found Johnny and Dempsey were back when I returned.
Seriously? I'm surprised the author doesn't describe the number of breaths the heroine took in between brushing and moisturizing. She similarly describes the rooms and outfits throughout her books in excruciating detail.
Another thing that Kristen Ashley frequently does in her books that I've grown tired of is to use extremely crude dialogue that I just don't think most people would use. Here, in a scene where Izzy tells Johnny she's on the pill and suggests he forgo the condom, is what I mean:
"I'm on the Pill," I replied.
His black eyes went molten.
"Ungloved?" he asked low.
"When you blow, I want all of that," I answered.
No way. Just no. Show me the woman who would really talk that way. I don't mind bad language or crude talk, but she's ALWAYS having her heroes talk about "planting my babies" in their women. Not wife, not love, but their "woman". Enough.
My last major beef with this book is that it's really boring. Mostly nothing happens. Also, it's not probable or believable that Johnny's previous girlfriend left a solid, loving relationship with a rich, gorgeous guy to go off with her loser, criminal brother. Then, when the boredom is almost too much, the author throws in a highly improbable kidnapping.
It's mostly boring, repetitive in the extreme and unrealistic. Her last book, Complicated, was better than the several that proceeded it so I had high hopes for this book. Alas, it was back to feeling like she's just churning out books again.
Starting with the authors writing style. It's very choppy and distracting to read. Too much description about stuff that doesn't matter. It felt very passive.
Switching from 1st to 3rd person is so annoying to me.
The dialog was the best part, but even that was confusing to read at times. Sometimes the dialog dragged as well.
The sex scenes were pretty hot, but really, that's it.
I thought Jonhny was a jerk. I did not find him endearing or charming at all. His POV was him being angry about something 80% of the time. "He felt pi$$ed" multiple times for things, I felt, he wasn't entitled to be pi$$ed about.
He was sorta misogynistic. He kept telling Izzy "I'm that kinda guy" with things like her lifting heavy stuff. Or taking care of her own horses. It got so annoying to me because she was doing it just fine without him there. Why did he deem her incapable once he got into the picture?
And he just COULD NOT stand all the pink girly stuff in her house. "Oh no! My b*lls are gonna fall off just looking at this stuff". Women are always seen as weak. Yet this guy, and many others, have their masculinity threatened just from looking at pink stuff? The f*** outta here.
He was also so flipping obsessed with money. He wanted to buy her all new things because she never had new stuff. Izzy grew up poor so she knew how to live within her means by finding deals on stuff. So she would take old things, other people didn't want anymore, and fix them up, clean them up, and make them beautiful. I thought it was insulting that he was insistent that she have all new stuff.
I've said it before and I'll say it again, BUYING SOMEONE STUFF IS NOT LOVE. It is not love. Nor is it romantic to me. Money and stuff do not equal love.
And I don't care how rich you are, buying $700 shoes is flipping stupid.
I liked Izzy, but she was a little too perfect. Perfect people in books get annoying. I end up eye rolling until my eyeballs get stuck in the back of my head.
She somehow managed to have all this free time taking care of a million animals, 3 acres of land, have an hour commute to and from work, and be the director of a department at work. It didn't make a whole lot of sense to me. Especially because she never actually seemed to be at work?
The story DRAGGED for so long. Nothing exciting happens. I was struggle busing pretty hard to get through the last 80%. The epilogue was a disappointment. Everything fell flat for me.
Obviously, a lot of people liked it, but it just wasn't my favorite.
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