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Sarah's Library

I read pretty much anything, from fantasy (City of Stairs by Robert Jackson Bennett) to romance (Bared to You by Sylvia Day) to classics (Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad).  The only genres I don't read are self-help and comic books/graphic novels.

Currently reading

The Last Honeytrap
Louise Lee
Progress: 100/346 pages
Complete Works of William Shakespeare
William Shakespeare

Lip Service (Lone Star Sisters, #2) by Susan Mallery

Lip Service - Susan Mallery

20/1 - It's amazing how much faster you can read a book when you're not highlighting passages with editing errors in them every few pages. Just because it was such a relief to read a book free of mistakes I've rounded it up to four stars (for GR), probably more than the plot/characters warranted. Mitch was such a self-absorbed, angry bastard at the beginning that I took pleasure in his downfall. Skye was so far under her father's thumb (and not just at the beginning, she was still thinking of bowing to his parental pressure right at the very end of the book) that I just couldn't respect her, and that made it hard to like her. If that doesn't sound like a promising introduction to the main characters in a romance then you might be in the same boat as me. I also had a problem with the condom-free sex that happened in the opening chapter. That scene reminded me of the westerns of the eighties, but this is much more recent and so doesn't have the excuse of "STIs were a new thing, so no one worried about what diseases (let alone children) you might be contracting from your partner". Skye's older sister and her hero were secondary characters in this book and from the way Lexi talks about their father I think her book would be more up my alley. No doormats for me. This isn't the 1800s (or earlier), or a country known for its arranged marriages, fathers don't order their daughters to marry old guys for their connections and daughters don't reply with "Yes, Daddy dearest.". I will definitely read more by Mallery (I think my dislike of these main characters was just an anomaly), fortunately since I have another seven of her books on my Kindle. I paid $1.85 for my Kindle edition.