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3.0 out of 5 stars Okay read if you want something light, 11 May 2004
This review is from: Where's My Hero? (Avon Historical Romance) (Mass Market Paperback)
Somehow, it's harder to write short stories rather than a full novel. The plots are usually less complicated, and the characters less complexed. Still, it could make reading easier, and faster...coz there's less attention to details.
I like the first story (by Lisa Kleypas)...as always, her style is refreshing, and utterly charming. In a nutshell, the first story paints the picture of a tortured doctor who loves the heroine, and she too is attracted to him, but decides to marry someone else because she cannot imagine falling in love with anyone else . She thinks the doctor beyond her reach because she overheard him talking of his disinterest.... And then fate gives them a push, and on the night before the heroine is to be married, the poor doctor and her have a confrontation, and of coz... end up professing their love for each other. Short and sweet.
I absolutely HATE the second tale. The author (I don't even remember her name) has an atrocious style, and her love scenes are boring and utterly ...yucky! I don't even know how to go on describing the story. I think it's just as well her novella was sandwiched between two witty authors - else, her books surely won't see the light of print.
Julia Quinn has always been one of my favourite authors. But I cannot say this novella is one of her better stories. It reflects one of her earlier styles.... too light hearted, no tension, no twists.... and well, I much rather prefer the Brigerton plots. No fight there. Still, the hero 'Ned', appears to be an easy going fellow... not much depth to his character, I must say. The heroine Charlotte...well, she appears to be intelligent, and ...pleasant. Erm, I can't say either of their characters are very exciting. But it's still a pleasant read.
I confess I bought this book and then returned it to the bookshop because it's not a book I'd like to keep. Pleasant while it lasts, but ...hmm, utterly forgettable.
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