I enjoy Lori Foster's books (aka L.L. Foster)and this new series by her is great and shows wonderful potential as a series. Good plot, interesting characters, wonderful tension and chemistry between the main and secondary characters, but the reason I only gave it 3 stars is because I kept having to stop and pick up my dictionary to figure out what the hell was happening! I actually wrote down the words that dragged me away from the story, there were 31!
I feel I am a fairly well read, intelligent human being. But the words used were so grandiose they actually took away from the story, not added to it as I'm sure the author and editor hoped to achieve with an apparent overuse of a thesaurus. I'm always happy to learn new words, but I felt I was getting beat over the head with the collegiate word use and placement . . .
Some examples I copied are these: "Annoying sedulousness", "Exigous weight", "endogenous perception", "calumnious statement", "And so went the banausic nature of her life."
I hope her next book tones down the over the top words, so the flow will be better! I really like this heroine, but I don't think I can sit through another grammar course like this last book.