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An Adequate Romance
on 18 June 1998
Miss Quinn has come up with a whimsical romance about Caroline Trent, a runaway who is mistaken for a notorious spy by Blake, a government agent. Sparks fly between them, and the story takes place mainly in Blake's country manor. The jokes come fast, mainly due to Caroline's over-enthusiastic attempts to impress Blake and a surprise visit from Blake's sister.
Now, I enjoyed this book, but why didn't I give it 4 stars or more? Well, I have a few problems with this book:
(a) The absence of "movement" of plot - the story never moves outside the country house and I feel "trapped" after a while,
(b) Sometime the story loses steam as Caroline pours something or falls over Blake for what seems the millionth time, <c> A lack of chemistry between the two leads. By chemistry I mean heat and sexual tension. Here the sexual tension is at the minimum.
Despite the faults, I still enjoyed this book. But I wouldn't consider it anything more than the light-heartedromp it is.