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Great twist for the pararomance, but...
on February 17, 2012
...the ending definitely leaves something lacking.
I thoroughly enjoyed the plot of this book and definitely had a lot of laugh-out-loud moments for which I'm pretty sure I got dirty looks. Of course, the sex always makes it good. The main couple, Brooke and Elliott, were well-developed and had great characteristics that most modern readers can identify with. However, Millie and AJ were ENTIRELY underdeveloped; sometimes I had a hard time sympathizing with Millie for her supposed "crimes", and AJ I could never connect with other than "he's-the-hottie-mentor-and-looks-good-in-my-head". The character point-of-view jumps were hard to follow due to plentiful formatting and paragraph errors, and the grammar and spelling mistakes dotted the literary landscape from start to finish. There is even a name that I believe was an autocorrect that doesn't fit at all. The ending of the book--after Scott's skillful buildup of sexual tension and blooming realization--seems stunted and sudden, and the time jump of a year in the last pages seems reasonable for the couple but *UN*reasonable for the reader to swallow.
Aside from the above-noted cons, Scott writes a great new twist on paranormal romance that gives it a believable air. Great for a cuddle on the couch with a pint of ice cream and an open mind needing some romantic humor! Here's to hoping that this author finds a second set of eyes to proofread before her 3rd "Stupid Cupid" novel (which, despite all reservations, I am looking forward to reading due to wanting resolution with Millie's past!). If these kind of errors drive you nuts, hold off--and when you see a "newly edited" post from the author on Amazon, swipe this novel up for sure.
5 stars for plot
4 stars for character development
2 stars for editing
3.5 stars overall