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not a bad book - but NO character development, scenes became repetitive and tedious and the background story was silly. DNF 65%
on 17 May 2015
DNF - got bored 65%.
This isn't a bad book - DISCLAIMER: if your a strict feminist - avoid this! Dominic makes Christen Grey and Edward Cullen resemble Gloria Steinem. Don't read this if you have a problem with possessive sexist alpha males.
The problem I had with this book is that there was ZERO CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT.
The narrator, Bronagh Murphy states that she's a loner who doesn't like drawing attention to herself and generally is quiet. She then says that she fights back and doesn't allow people to bully her.
This is a completely false statement.
1. Bronagh doesn't act like someone avoiding attention. The way she makes such a huge fuss over her desk is not the actions of a quiet loner
2. She backs down when people fight back e.g. Micah. She's a complete wimp when a person will fight back.
3. Her transition from loner quiet hard-working school girl to bulsy girlfriend was completely fake, with no nuance transition.
Hence, for me there was a complete lack of character build-up and I wasn't convinced by her woeful tale of loneliness. It just came across far too pat and fake. This book would have been awesome if Bronagh really was a quiet loner who slowly gains the attention of the hot Dominic Slater, without any melodramatic shouting and swearing matches from her.
The melodramatic scenes became repetitive and tedious. They fought every minute for ridiculous reasons, there was hardly any proper dialogue between them, which didn't make their love story convincing.
Then there's the background story (I read the ending to see what the fuss was) and Damien's tale with Nala and the parents was stupid. But I do hope there's a love story between him and Alana.
However, Dominic's dirty talk and possessive handling of Bronagh is hot, so I can see why there's so many 5* on that basis.