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Falls a bit short, good for moping with maybe.
on 5 April 2016
Well I suppose I'm not alone in reading romance when I'm down in the dumps, and as such I suppose it might be cathartic, but there's quite a lot of misery and wretched longing and sacrifice... and really not quite enough joie de vivre for me to entirely enjoy it all.
The main characters are rather too perfect, their histories rather too victim-y - and I found self rather irritated by the drinking, which seemed to serve as some way to make the heroine seem less perfect, and a supporting character less admirable, but was never actually *addressed*, beyond some limpid half-strung comments to herself that I didn't really have much faith in - I wonder if some core scenes here were snipped out? A pity if so.
Nevertheless! Generally well written, and interesting enough characters, and I suppose if I'd been in the right place emotionally, or in life, I might have wallowed gloriously in it all. So, I'll keep the author on my 'maybe' list and thank them for the read, and might be tempted by something a little different in the future, maybe.