Friday, January 6, 2012

Review: Mr. Malcolm's List by Suzanne Allain (3.5 stars, traditional)

Full Description: Amazon

Rating: 3.5 out of 5

Thoughts After Reading:
Hmm... Well, I really liked the first half of the book. Allain does a nice job of incorporating almost satirical humor as the characters meet, and develop feelings for each other. The storyline follows as one might predict from the synopsis, with: the heroine being roped into a scheme to humiliate the hero, the heroine and hero falling in love with each other, the hero believing the heroine was involved in treachery, and then the fallout. It was this last point I wasn't crazy about, because Allain took the entire second half of the book for the the couple to mope and bicker before declaring their love for each other. My major issue with this approach (having the climax occur so early) is that the excitement is mostly over by the end. So not a particularly satisfying read, but there were some strengths to the work.

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