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Far too long and self-indulgent
on 14 March 2009
Don't get me wrong, this book is well-written. But it's boring as anything. I could hardly get through it, and I am a very enthusiastic reader in general.
The main character, Kate, was completely unlikeable, and self-absorbed. I've read all this author's books, and ALL her characters are treated with kid gloves by the other (good) characters, who all behave as though the heroine is the only person in the world to ever have gone through some kind of pain or emotional trauma, and her distress is always the most acute and awful thing ever. Gimme a break!!
The other thing that annoyed me was that this wasn't a straightforward novel but instead like 80% of the book was like flashbacks going back and forward in time. It was dull, so endlessly dull.
Other people seem to like it, but for me this wasn't as good as 'A Hopeless Romantic'.