This book I wanted to like it so badly. It started off so well. Or, rather, the plot sounded so good to begin with. When a audience is this eager to like a novel, what are the chances the book could possibly go wrong?
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This book I wanted to like it so badly. It started off so well. Or, rather, the plot sounded so good to begin with. When a audience is this eager to like a novel, what are the chances the book could possibly go wrong? The man was So. The man was nearly perfect! Without visible flaw! Yet the question persisted. If the man was willing to wed, how could he reach a mature age without being entrapped by at least a dozen women?
There must be a flaw! Knowing Father, there is a flaw! Throughout the entire novel, there is not a single flaw in the hero. Rather defeats the purpose of the "beast" part. They are caricatures of people.
When the heroine does nothing but rail about the perfection of the hero based on his looks, and the hero has no hobbies other than perhaps view spoiler [inexplicably dressing up like the Phantom of the Opera minus the panache factor hide spoiler ] , no weaknesses, no quirks, NOTHING throughout the entire freaking novel, well As his small boat scudded before a brisk breeze under a sapphire sky dappled with cerulean clouds with indigo bases, through cobalt seas that deepened to navy nearer the boat and faded to azure at the horizon, Ian was at a loss as to why he felt blue.
Like a hawk, she has snatched them in full flight. Nay, rather took them to her breast and breathed new life into them, and they have been so blissfully refreshed, my heart is nigh to bursting. Before I came to these shores, I would have sworn my ships would ever be my love, for no maid had so captivated me as the thrill of skimming the seas beneath billowing sails. Sherry Thomas tugs on my heartstrings almost every book. But when description is used without the slightest thought for occasion, thesauruses become the new human brain, the act of making pancakes is sensationalized to a life and death experience, metaphors are utterly abused, and each tree in a forest is given an individual sentence of description - whether likening it to dark and gloomy skeletons or imposing statues - I draw the line.
Brain Capacity of Heroine. I actually do not believe I have met a whinier, more vapid, uninteresting heroine. Erienne is shallow as hell. She ranks every one of her suitors on looks - in fact, it is Christopher who enlightens her of their characters after she has dismissed them.
Is it reasonable to be not-attracted to a scarred man? She is also stupid not very smart; she rides through the street in broad daylight to "escape" from her father who can totally see her She is also completely powerless in the story and requires a big strong man to save her from everything.
In summary, Erienne is a faux-feisty gorgeous beauty think the face that launched a thousand ships, or at least, ten thousand pounds with the depth of a puddle and the brain of a poodle. It would be nice if the Beauty had something to recommend her other than her, you know, beauty. The Plot First: immensely predictable. That means his consent is not necessary.
Which then means that Christopher could have said a few nice words instead of being all macho-insulting and eloped with her. And even if it was absolutely necessary for him to marry her under the guise of "Lord Saxton," why not send a proxy which was common practice those days rather than going to all the trouble of that stupid scheme aka dressing up as Darth Vader?
Saxon is kind to her, yes. Is Christopher? Not really. I found their "love" more of: Chris: Holy cow, what a babe! Enough said. Basically, this book made me want to chuck it at a wall multiple times. Plot, characterization, writing style were all crazy annoying. It destroyed a scheme that I thought would be a sure success given what I like to read.
A Rose in Winter
Kigashakar But the proud and beautiful Erienne will have none of them. She pulled a Twilight, really. Sherry Thomas tugs on my heartstrings almost every book. It was hard to tell if he really lived with resentment for his actual injuries rather than for the harm done to his family as a whole because he lived a life with dignity and always assured Erienne that he was no different from anybody else.
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