Now, for the not-so-glowy stuff…
I’m sorry, but the whole “I was cursed by a palm reader” thing didn’t work for me. I can see why Griffin might think he was cursed after what happened to his wife, but I’m supposed to believe that everyone in his hometown, everyone who knew what a great, nice guy he was, wouldn’t want to date him or set him up with someone they knew because of a supposed “love curse”? I’m not buying it. I don’t know a single woman alive who wouldn’t be willing to overlook a possible love curse in order to find a nice, sexy, hard working man who isn’t afraid of a little commitment. Pfffttt. Curse smurse. Ain’t nobody got time for that!
The beginning of the book flows nicely, and the ending flows nicely. But all the stuff in between moves soooooooo slow. There were several chapters where not much of anything happened at all. I have a pretty short attention span. I need some important stuff happening in every chapter to hold my interest, and there were parts of this one that almost lost me. I considered skimming at several points in the story.
Griffin and Ren were bordering on TOO nice and perfect. They didn’t really have any flaws at all, which made them a little hard to relate to.
But, like I said, I normally LOVE this author. I’m going to chalk this one up to a case of “it’s not you it’s me” and forget about it. I’ll definitely read the other books in the series.
Does this book contribute to or help crush the romance stigma?
No rehab needed. This one’s clean and sober.
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