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Another over-hyped book,
This review is from: The Lemon Grove (Kindle Edition)
Another over-hyped book I have seen everywhere. But the cover was enticing and it's a genuinely intriguing and compelling idea. (Bored house-wife has affair with step-daughter's boyfriend on holiday.) The problem was that I found the characters quite flat and the relationships between the main characters not particularly developed (especially between Jen and daughter Emma). And for a book about an illicit affair - the sexual tension between Jen and Nathan didn't sizzle.
The Lemon Grove is pitched as literary fiction but quality writing isn't just about beautiful description. I felt as if the relationship between Ana and Christian Grey in Fifty Shades of Grey was more rounded (and that's saying something). The author writes very well about Majorca - you really could almost feel yourself among the lemon groves, but this is no Notes on a Scandal or Lolita.