March was a good month. I went kind of crazy and read as much of Susan Elizabeth Phillips as I could. Why the hell did it take me so long to discover this amazing author? I have not got drunk on a back list this bad since the first Lucy Monroe book I read. The same thing happened then that has happened now--I can't get enough! Take a look at the SEP titles I have read, and I'm not done yet, I don't want to be done! Expect next months list to be as full of SEP as this one has been.
Along with the many wonderful books I read in March, I also had 3 DNF's (did not finish)
The Lover by Robin Schone. The Lover appealed to me when I read the review someone had posted for Nath's re-reach challenge. I fell in love with Annie's Song, which I discovered via the reread challenge, so I thought this would be another good one.
Well, I didn't like it. For the great review and all the raves in the reply, it was a huge disappointment. I stopped reading when the hero licked up the heroine's hymen blood. Ick.
Before that part I had put it down twice because the love scene was odd. It was supposed to be an erotic read but it all came off so forced and uncomfortable.
The Maverick by Lora Leigh.
My first ever LL DNF Correction: Wicked Pleasure was a DNF. I forgot about that one :(
Wild Card was fantastic, I loved it! Maverick being the next book in the series I had high expectations for, but I was pretty much turned off right from the first page. The hero/Heroine were always 'destroying' each other. The heroine was attracted to the hero but his tough sexuality is too much for her. The hero is an annoying sort of alpha man. "You are mine mine mine whether you want to be or not. My big penis, rock hard chest, tight ass and sunglasses make it impossible for you to resist me." *thumps chest*
You get what I'm saying, right?
Change the H/H's names and it could have been any other LL book.
The final straw with this book was being reminded over and over again about how plain or ugly the heroine is. Tiring.
The Duchess, Her Miad, the Groom & Their Lover by Victoria Janssen. Out of the three DNF's I had in March, this is the only one that went back into the To Be Read pile.
There was nothing wrong with the story, but I had a problem with the writing style, phrasing and flow. It wasn't easy to follow which started to put a negative spin on the story, so I had to put it down. In a few weeks I'll try to get back into. Normally my DNF's go to the second hand store given away, but this one I will try to read again, I hope.
Here is the list from last month,
1) Dream a Little Dream by Susan Elizabeth Phillips
2) Kiss an Angel by Susan Elizabeth Phillips
3) Angel's Blood by Nalini Singh
4) First Lady by Susan Elizabeth Phillips5) And to Hold by Pepper Espinoza
6) Lady be Good by Susan Elizabeth Phillips
7) After Shock by Jill Shalvis
8) The Zebra wore Fishnets by Pepper Espinoza
9) Natural Born Charmer by Susan Elizabeth Phillips
10) What I Did For Love by Susan Elizabeth Phillips
11) Match Me If You Can by Susan Elizabeth Phillips
12) It Had to be You by Susan Elizabeth Phillips
13) The Vampire's Bride by Gena Showalter