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3.0 out of 5 stars No conflict, so a bit dull., 23 Aug. 2014
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This review is from: Talk Sweetly to Me (The Brothers Sinister) (Kindle Edition)
I'm a huge Milan fan, but this is not one of my favourites. I think the reason comes down to this: usually Milan does conflict brilliantly. There's usually internal and external conflict, something outside stopping the couple, as well as the characters themselves usually being quite messed up and having to work that out.

Here, there isn't much conflict. They are both reasonable people, basically. I don't understand why Shaun spends so much time being underhand about courting Rose, as there doesn't seem to be any reason for him not to just visit her father and say 'I'd like to court your daughter'. I spent the whole novella going, 'well just get married then'. Black female mathematician - yep, awesome, and I do appreciate the difficulties associated with that. But it's not like he's a Lord or something - he's an Irish Catholic. For me the reasons for them not getting together strayed too far into 'oh no, he could not possibly love little old me' territory.

I felt that this was more like Unveiled, my other not favourite Milan book. If you really enjoyed that, then this will probably please you. But neither really worked for me, and I think the reason was the lack of character arc. The characters here were both nice people who deserved to be happy. So no surprise when eventually they are happy.

3 stars because a Milan novella is still a good read. But it was just a but lacking for me.
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