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By A Customer
This review is from: Public Displays of Affection (Mass Market Paperback)
After waiting for this book (having devoured Donovan's previous two) I was disappointed. The book revolves around Charlotte and Joe, who made wild and passionate love in a reckless roadside tryst just before Charlotte got engaged.
They then meet again over a decade later as Joe has to stay in a'safe place' because he is a key witness and information holder that will help put away some nasty criminals, and amazingly Joe lands in the same place that Charlotte is!
First of all, who decides to lose their virginity to a guy they've known for all of 10 minutes? Who the hell is that coy over the age of twenty now adays?
And it isn't surprisingly easy that Joe happens to be in the same place as Charlotte after she's just getting over the death of her husband?(Whom she didn't seem to love very much anyway?)
I really wanted this book to be excellent and it just didn't do it for me. The poems that Charlote uses as an outlet were frankly, embaressing and made me flinch as I read them.
The book is just one big sex novel really, as it doesn't have much focus on anything else.
Read Take a Chance On Me and Knock Me Off My Feet by Donovan, they are well worth your time and if you just want two people who are endlessly turned on by each other, and not much of a story then go for this. Even the happy ending is predictable, I mean it's obvious that Charlotte is going to go for Joe at the end because she makes it abundantly clear that she's been pining for him for over a decade!
But I feel I've been too nasty lol
It does have some sweet moments and Chralotte's kids are cute
The secondary characters are lovely in their protective nature and made me wish I had neighbours like that
This isn't the worst book I've read but I wish it had more depth and a better more plausible story instead of some really cringe worthy scenes.
Read it if you like that sort of stuff, but I wouldn't go for it again and I hope that Donovan's next book lifts it game alot more
living in hope... :)