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Suprised by so many 5 stars reviews, enjoyable read,
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This review is from: Three Days in Seattle, a Novel of Romance and Suspense (Kindle Edition)
I picked up this book over the weekend and decided to give it a try. I enjoyed the dynamics between the couple as well as the suspense aspect. When reading romantic suspense I personally need something that isn't too frightening. This was just the right blend for me. When I signed on to write this review I expected to see quite a few 3 and 4 star reviews of this book and was suprised to see all 5 stars thus far. When I was about 1/3 through the book I actually almost put the book down. I think the book picked up in the latter half but in the beginning I thought the story line was a bit ridiculous. The main character gets a phone call that her sister is missing and she needs to go to Seattle. I was floored by her initial reaction which seemed to be like it was a pain for her to make the trip. Then she gets on a plane and has a mild flirtation with someone across the aisle. So I'm thinking "your sister is missing and you are even thinking of romance????" Then it got a little worse (in my own opinion) when she arrives in Seattle happens to run into the same man the next day and agrees to go out to dinner with him. Was I the only one bothered that her sister has been missing for days and she's off to dinner? Not romantic to me at all. I will say something compelled me to keep reading and from this point in the story on I enjoyed the book and the main character seemed to redeem herself in my eyes. Again, this is just my opinion, take it for what it is. The author is a good writer and the story is well written.
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Initial post: Jul 13, 2012 11:14:10 AM PDT
LaurieHere dotcom says:
I agree with the issues you had with this book as well. I had a really hard time finishing this book, and the author did NOT redeem herself with me. I don't think the author writes well enough as she is capable of, as she tends to repeat herself to often at times. I read her previous book too, She Had No Choice, and I had the same issues, but even worse with her repeating in that one. I AM surprised you did give her a 4-star review. I would have rated it a 3 for 50/50. This author has some work to do with her writing yet. She is not spending enough time on each book she writes before she puts it out on the market and starts banging the next one out. This is where I think her problem lies.
In reply to an earlier post on Jul 17, 2012 2:18:24 AM PDT
Sue Reviews says:
Thanks for your comments about my review. I haven't read any of the author's earlier work but now I know to give it a miss :) Yes, rating a book is such a hard thing to do. Especially with so many authors putting books out their on Kindle that aren't edited. I always struggle over the rating I give. I think a 3 star to me means it's pretty bad as it get's highlighted by Amazon in the "Unfavorable Reviews" column. In normal life I consider a 3 star to mean average which is what this book deserves. I'm glad you awarded the 3 star as that balances my vote off and I truly waffled between the two. Thanks for jotting a note. Happy reading!
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