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.
1/4 - I haven't actually started this yet, but I just wanted to note that it's my first 'christian' romance and I'm not sure how I'm going to like it (first sign of preaching and the first star is going).
5/4 - The guy, Brad, is a naive idiot and I hate lines like "What could be negative on so beautiful a day-in Europe no less?" Ugh, what did the much more sympathetic female character call his words? That's right, "Trite". I would add sickly sweet and it's lines like these that give romance books a bad name. What's up with the front cover? That little brown spot on the corner of the guy's mouth doesn't look like a chocolate flake/crumb/piece/whatever, especially when you see the enlarged version of it. It looks more like a sultana or bread crumb got squashed into the cover of the physical book and then they scanned the cover as is - not alluring at all. It makes me think of a boy with a grubby face who needs his mother to spit onto a hanky and clean his face for him.
P.S. Does "much needed cachet" from page 14 actually translate to "much needed cash"? If so I have serious doubts about Blythe's writing skills. To be continued...
25/07 - Yes, I'm still struggling through this. This was supposed to be my book dessert and so, I was expecting a sweet romance with a chocolate creme centre, instead I got a doughy, under-cooked doughnut that's missing the sprinkles. I'm at that point where you're still trying to chew the dough, not sure if you can stomach finishing the mouthful, but not disgusted enough to spit it out; you're stuck between a squishy rock and a spongey hard place not sure what to do. To be continued...(if I can keep chewing)
5/09 - I've given up on this one. I've found I'm not in the least bit interested in the fate of either character and find Brad too sickly sweet and Delphine is snarky with a side of irritating - neither my cup of hot chocolate. After my last post I was going to attempt to make it to 50%, alas my jaw is tired from attempting to chew through this one so I'm onto something a bit more digestible.