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If only I could give 0 stars!
on 28 June 2013
I hate saying it, but this is the worst book I've read in a very long time. It's painfully wordy, which makes the paragraphs hard to read and lacking in clarity. It's also peppered with capitalized words that have no business being capitalized, which is, frankly, ridiculous.
The storyline itself is paper-thin, and I personally find it creepy when the male lead keeps calling his soon-to-be wife 'infant' or 'my child'- it's just plain wrong.
The 'interesting and refreshing' female lead, Pommy, is an unlikeable, naive twit, being both annoyingly clueless and patently false in her so-called friendships. And why, why, why does she honestly believe that Derek (cringe) would want to marry his own, widowed sister-in-law??
The Earl for his part spends all his time swanning around being unreasonably annoyed or patronising, so you spend three quarters of the book just waiting for him to get on with something other than being an overbearing idiot.
All in all, it's a very weak attempt at writing a decent romance, relying heavily on its obscure and expansive vocabulary in a failed attempt to lend itself credibility, and lacking in meaningfully relationships between the hopelessly shallow caricatures gracing its pages.