Saturday, July 23, 2011

ARC Review: Learning Curves by Elyse Mady

I honestly don't know how I finished this book or even why. This book had me so frustrated that I put it down a numerous amount of times. I kept picking it up hoping that it would get better. Sadly, I was wrong. This book was just all over the place. I also had a lot of trouble connecting to the characters.

The character Leanne was just all over the place. When we are first introduced to her she seems very timid and worries about hurting others feelings and she also has a very low self esteem. She has been told consistently by her mother that she needs to me more like her mother's Goddaughter Gillian who is actually a vapid whore. When Leanne meets Brandon, she is very timid at first but somehow after only a few minutes she becomes this brazen vixen. Then, after their sexual encounter she goes back to being timid again. It was like this throughout the book. One moment she is timid and innocent and the next a cursing sexually aggressive woman. It was very annoying.

As for Brandon's character I felt like I couldn't get a good read on him either. In the beginning of the book he is very much aware of his sexual persona and is very self-assured male. Then later on, he just seems to fizzle out. I felt he became a slight pushover and was only concerned about Leanne needs and not his own.

Also, some of the plot in this book just seemed a bit contrived and not very realistic. Don't even get me started on the ending. It just felt so fake with everything being wrapped up with a bow. It felt so unrealistic and fake. It just left me with a sour taste in my mouth.

**This was an ARC copy provided by NetGalley**

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Follow Friday #3

Feature and Follow Friday is a blog hop put together by two hosts: Parajunkee and Alison Can Read as a way to help bloggers become aware of other blogs and bloggers. It's a great way to make new blogger friends.

Q. Name 3 authors that you would love to sit down and spend an hour or a meal with just talking about either their books or get advice on writing from?

Wow, this is a difficult question. How to only pick just three when there are so many different authors that I admire and respect. There is no question that J.R. Ward would be my first choice. I am completely obsessed with her Black Dagger Brotherhood series and I would love to know every little tidbit that she would be willing to tell me. Also, I just find her method of writing interesting. I want to know all about her Rice Krispies. Sherrilyn Kenyon is another author whose books I adore. When I first began reading adult books, hers were some of the first that I picked up. My third author I would love to meet is Lisa Kleypas. There isn't a book that I don't like that she has written. I've fallen in love with quite a few of her heroes. She just has a way with writing. Well there you have my three. I hope if you haven't read their books that you take the time to pick one up. You won't be disappointed.

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