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This review is from: Unlike a Virgin (Paperback)
I loved this author's first novel. It was chick lit but not the typical sort which really appeals to me. I liked the dry sense of humour, the characters and the fact that the main character wasn't perfect. The perfect lead character spoils most chick lit novels in my opinion as I just can't relate to them. In her 2nd novel the author had strayed a bit from what I initially liked and whilst it was a follow up to the 1st novel, she had drastically changed many characters for the sake of a story line.
This 3rd effort was beyond disappointing. To me it is mainstream mindless chick-lit. I obviously don't pick up this genre of novel for an intellectual read but I don't want to be insulted either with utterly see-through plot situations and every "twist" being predictable. I read the book so quickly so that I could be free of it and it was just painful reading about things that were so obviously going to happen.
The author did her usual trick, common across all three novels, of rushing the ending. It was like the book was written with being made into a film in mind. Almost like a montage kind of effect at the end, rapidly wrapping up bits of the plot that has previously been dragged painfully out.
If you liked her first book for being a bit different to the usual thing then this isn't for you.