Sunday, November 16, 2008

Seduce Me at Sunrise

I'm about to do something I never thought I'd do, say something I never thought I would say. I HATED THE LAST LISA KLEYPAS BOOK!!! Yes, I did...I know...I know...I'm ashamed and embarrassed and will probably be kicked out of the Lisa Kleypas Fan Club but I can't help it. I hated it...despised it. I read it all, of course, but I had to force myself to get through it. SEDUCE ME AT SUNRISE was painful. I don't care what other reviewers say; don't care how much it's praised. I hated it. I had such hopes for this book...such dreams for the characters but Merripen, the one word for you buddy: SHUT UP! Actually, I guess those were two words, huh? Gosh, STFU already with the whining and complaining about the differences in status between you and Winnifred, the heroine(he's a Roma gypsy; she's a fair aristocratic English rose). She wants you, fucker. Now get over it and do her!

What's frustrating about this whole story is that the hero says he doesn't want her, rejects the heroine at every turn and then gets violent and near deadly whenever she talks to someone else. He's got this whole "If I can't have her, nobody can" kind of attitude which is not only unhealthy, but made me nearly punch some guy out on my commuter train.

Gosh...I feel like I just swore in a church. I never thought I would dislike a Kleypas book. So far this is the only one out of the million (ok..I know it's not that much, but you get the idea) she's written. I am hopeful though that her next one will be better. Ok...I think I need to take a shower now.


Lori said...

Gosh...I feel like I just swore in a church


I agree that the whole angsty thing got a bit old, and she doesn't usually have so blatant a villain, either.

I'm looking for Leo's story.

romancelover said...

Leo...Leo...the brother, yes! I can't wait for that one!!! Although...wait a second...he's going to get together with that governess, right? Or am I thinking of the wrong series?

Anonymous said...

I was also underwhelmed to say the least.