Like all authors, I love getting reviews. I love getting good ones, but I also derive some sort of perverse pleasure from bad (or even awful ones). In all fairness, I was spared the bulk of the interweb’s rage, mostly because I’m still fairly unknown. Still, I share the good reviews, so it’s only fair I should share the bad ones. 😉
I’ll start with my top 3. Don’t ask me why the first reviewer ultimately gave the book 3 stars: it remains unclear to me.
“written by an author who’s obviously desperate to prove, to any and everyone, that she can indeed write […] The sex was gratuitous and often lost its parody-edge which made it pathetic and the romance was at best cliched”
“I felt kind of like I’d swum across a polluted river by the time I was done.”
“There is no romance at all!!!!! She describes his chest ( big wow!!!) and its hairiness!!!”
“I found myself never really liking any of the characters mostly it was who to dislike the least.”
“after 300+ pages that seemed much longer, it ends on a cliff-hanger. […] I guess I’m glad I read it, but I’m also glad I didn’t have to pay for it”
“Woman gets kidnapped and falls for the kidnapper. Yes it is possible and it has happened in real life. No, I have no desire to read a book like this.”
Camilla Monk – Goodreads ★
“The ending really sucks.”
“Couldn’t understand the great reviews. Found the characters to be so insipid, and/or amazingly dumb and thoroughly unlikeable. Amy McFadden is a great reader but she couldn’t make this nonsensical farce something I could endure.”
“This book should be listed under “Chick Lit”* […] I felt mislead. This is just a book about some chick whining about her love/sex life as some half baked plot plays out in the background.”
*A.N.: It is indeed, listed under “Romance” on Audible. Lies and deceit!
“Definitely a struggle to finish this…characters were weak…narrator was dull…story was shallow.”