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BORING AND IDENTICAL TO MOST OTHER PV BOOKS !
on 7 November 2015
I think Penny Vincenzi doesn't exist at all - I think tucked away in the back office of some publisher, is a computer that churns out these books to a formula .
Formula is fairly basic - you need an oppressed but clever female in love with an arrogant rich male - usually both married to other people - throw in some exotic locations carefully researched using foreign guide books , and some period costume and cars .
The book gets churned out at the other end and gives you an unlike able , selfish heroine who puts her own unhappiness before every one else's and an arrogant , good in bed man who eventually wins her hand - the chaos and unhappiness they create in their wake takes no account of the long term effects of their behaviour on anyone at all - happy ever after ?
One presumes not in the due course of such things - but at least everything is hurriedly resolved on the last two pages - who cares about all the meaningless twists and turns it took to get there ?
Last PV book I will buy - if you've got one, you've got them all .