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Martine Linton

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Repetitive nonsense

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-05-2020

This book is much like the first. The 4 couples the book focuses on go back and forth between love and hate. Most chapters are an inner monologue of a woman who is supposed to be intelligent and strong, but is conflicted by her attraction to a man she hardly knows who’s trying to ‘claim’ her and doesn’t treat her well. It’s boring, lazy storytelling, and totally fails the bechdel test. The narrative could be so much better considering the premise of this book but it reads like an outdated harlequin novel (square peg) being forced into the epic, multi-novel fantasy genre (round hole). I had hoped it improved as the story moved along, it did not. Don’t waste your time