Saturday, March 7, 2009

Book Review: Sweet Surender

Sweet Surrender by Michelle Monkou Kimani Romance Sep 06

This my first Kimani Romance and as such, I’m having a hard time writing this review. Normally, I try to concentrate on the entertainment value of the story itself and ignore small writing problems. But this time I can’t do it.

I found this story to be filled with inconsistencies I’m going to call plot holes. At least if I had critiqued this prior to publication, I would have thrown up numerous red flags so the author could have changed things.

At the end of each chapter, the author wrote a hook about a pivotal part of the story to get me to eagerly turn the page. And, I did. But the new chapter started somewhere else. Usually, no mention was even made of how much time had passed between the chapter ending and the new scene. I’d read on, still eager to find out where the chapter ending hook story led. But the closest I came to closure was a mere paragraph or sentence of explantion. Yet a couple of these chapter endings should have had crucial consequences.

Although this story had the potential to be a truly great one, the plot holes left me very disappointed.

Heat Level: Yummy

My Rating: 3 stars
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2009 Harlequin 100,000 Book Challenge: 18 books read

Harlequin Imprint: 18, Others: 0

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