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A bit boring and predictable at times
on 24 January 2001
I absolutley loved The Elusive Flame and have since bought all of the Woddiwiss' books. I've read quite a few of them now and am getting more disappointed. All the books I've read have exactly the same story line, with the main characters being forced to be trapped together therefore making them fall in love. It gets a bit boring after reading such a similar story line yet again. I am only commenting on the 6 books of hers that I have read so far so maybe there will be a change of the same story line in the next one! Woodiwiss also goes into too much detail over trivial matters and not enough on important things, like when Elise found her father, why was there almost no exchange with him?? she spent the whole book desperate to find him and I was hoping for at least to read some dialogue between them. Another flaw was the character Arrabella. When she discovered Maxim and Elise in the bath area together why did Maxim suddenly turn really nasty toward her when he hadn't been before and why would Arrabella be changed into anything but how she was discribed in the first place, meek and submitting? I would have like to have read more about Ramsey but I just wanted to finish the book in the end.