A Major Reading Slump. I haven’t’ finished a book in over a month and am very slowly making my way through Jane Eyre.
Back when I have something worthy to say.
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Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corp.
Published: September 1, 2011
Series: Big Girls Book Club (3)
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One of Richmond, Virginia’s, hottest, most successful women, plus-sized diva Loraine Farrow finally wants to settle down with her husband, Leon, and focus on her marriage. Trouble is, her ex-lover, Michael, isn’t about to let her go so easily.
But things aren’t so simple with Leon either. Painful issues from his childhood are starting to surface in the bedroom. Leon’s seeing a therapist, but what he’s uncovering could destroy their marriage for good–unless Michael does it first.
As Loraine deals with her relationship drama, her best friend, Jerome, is left alone to deal with Peter, a stalker who will stop at nothing to destroy him. Now, four indomitable people torn between love and lust, secrets and lies, will have some momentous decisions to make.
Carl Weber once again brings the crazy with the follow-up to Something on the Side. Though I guessed who the mysterious and elusive Big Papa was in Something on the Side, I have to say that Weber did a damn good job of making me doubt my guess. Overall, the story was full of drama, wild and crazy, and beyond compelling. Torn Between Two Lovers was such an entertaining follow up to Something on the Side.
The old life is dead. But the old Lena is dead too. I buried her. I left her beyond a fence, behind a wall of smoke and flame.
Lauren Oliver sets Lena on a dangerous course that hurtles through the unregulated Wilds and into the heart of a growing resistance movement. This riveting, brilliant novel crackles with the fire of fierce defiance, forbidden romance, and the sparks of a revolution about to ignite.
As far as sequels go this one was just okay for me. While I thought it a decent follow-up, it was no where near as interesting and compelling as Delirium. Lena has escaped into the Wilds while her boyfriend Alex has been captured. This story switches between the past and how Lena fell in with the resistance, and the present showing the current mission she’s on for the resistance.
I’m going to try and make this quick. As I said before, while this story was decent, I had two major issues with it that really worked my nerves. First and foremost, this book seemed to be so much more dramatic than its predecessor. Like unnecessarily dramatic in places that didn’t make sense to me. And with Lena and Julian being overly dramatic, I found myself annoyed with them on many occasions.
Second issue is I just don’t believe the romance. How on God’s green earth is Lena in love with this kid in a matter of a couple of weeks? Especially after having loved Alex so deeply and knowing it took them quite a bit of time to get to that level in the first place. And all of a sudden she’s stuck in captivity with Julian for a week or two and they’re in love? Really? While I could understand Julian falling so quickly being he’d always been so sheltered, I couldn’t understand Lena falling too. To me it just made her seem fickle.
Overall, not nearly as interesting as the first and in some aspects quite unbelievable. I’m hoping Requiem will redeem this one because it was only ok.
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