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1.0 out of 5 stars Another "too stupid to live" heroine, with an extra side of hysterical, 10 Nov. 2013
This review is from: Just For Christmas (Paperback)
!!!ETA!!!: Just so other readers know; the review system is being gamed and my honest review is being downvoted, just because I don't LOVE hysterical characters. Reviews older than mine only have a total of 5 votes but mine is apparently SO unhelpful that overnight, 10 total strangers read it and voted it down. See the comments for the Author's Friend's reply to me.

Original Review: I got to the point where a grown woman, who turns a teeny terrier's growl into a grizzly bear (in a country that doesn't have any bears) but supposedly has a responsible job as a harbourmaster, and decided this fantasy was just too far fetched to continue with.

It may sound odd to many romance authors, but women can actually be competent and capable, yet still make for interesting heroines for a novel. Shocking, I know, but as a competent and capable businesswoman, these incredulous portrayals of women is just insulting and I'm getting pretty sick of reading about hysterical women.

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Initial post: 11 Nov 2013 08:28:41 GMT
Librarylady says:
That just saved me some money - was looking for a Christmas read , but I also get irritated by ' incompetent ' and ' hysterical' heroines so I will give this one a miss

In reply to an earlier post on 11 Nov 2013 09:13:05 GMT
busymum says:
The scene referred to is in Chapter one, the person who wrote this review hasn't read the book. If they had they would know that the heroine goes on to be extremely competent, tough, is a tom boy who doesn't wear make up and gets into a fist fight. So, your bad.

Posted on 11 Nov 2013 10:55:28 GMT
Last edited by the author on 11 Nov 2013 16:28:37 GMT
Cat says:
Hello Author's Friend (and 10 other author's friends, who all suddenly decided to down vote my honest review, when reviews far older than mine only have 5 votes)

So nice to hear that you like your author friend but seriously, she writes stupid women. This isn't the first book of hers I've read, but it is the worst.

Posted on 16 Nov 2013 10:16:34 GMT
Last edited by the author on 16 Nov 2013 10:17:11 GMT
Librarylady says:
Ok so now I feel I have to make up my own mind , haven't downloaded to my I pad -have reserved it at the library - but I really do get irritated by helpless female heroines so hoping there isn't one -at least I can return the book to the library and the only thing spent will be my time !

In reply to an earlier post on 7 Dec 2013 13:20:47 GMT
Book Gourmet says:
Thx for sharing! I will now add it to my basket and snuggle up over the Christmas holidays with this hopefully yummy book

Posted on 6 Jan 2014 08:41:54 GMT
Holly Martin says:
I am not the author's friend, I've never met or spoken to her, i just came here to leave an honest review and was curious about the 1* review for a book I loved so much. You are perfectly entitled to your opinion, to love or hate a book and/or its characters, it would be a very dull world if we loved the same thing, but the reason so many honest people are voting your review down is because you haven't actually read the book, when people read reviews they want to know about the story, the characters, the setting, is it convincing, is it contrived. You havent talked about these at all because you have read the first page and assumed you wouldn't like it and thats fine, no one is forcing you to read a book you hate but youve then written a review based on this snap decision without knowing anything about the characters or story. I too get so annoyed with shallow hysterical women who care way too much about their clothes, hair and weight and need rescuing by the big strong man but Alex is not that girl and if you had read the book you would know that. She is strong, fiesty, brilliant at her job, gets into a fight to save her friend who is being attacked and at the end when i actually wanted the man to come and save her, she ended up saving his life instead. I just feel, and clearly do lots of other people, that it is very unfair to leave a review for a book you haven't read
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