Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Book 4: The Knight Before Christmas

NUMBER: 4
TITLE: The Knight Before Christmas
AUTHOR: Jackie Ivie
STARTED: January 22, 2007
FINISHED: January 29, 2007
PAGES: 352
GENRE: Romance

FIRST SENTENCE: The man's directions were as bad as his food.

SUMMARY: [From amazon.com] While on his way to wed the "Harridan of the Highlands," Myles Magnus Donal gets lost in a snowstorm. When a silent beauty rescues him, he becomes convinced that she is his betrothed, and he does his seductive best to convince her to marry him by Christmas. When Myles arrives at his fiancee's home, he discovers the woman with whom he has been stranded is not his bride to be, but her sister.

REASON FOR READING: After loving the author's first book and loathing her second, I wanted to see if she went back to her magical ways.

THOUGHTS: She failed. This book was a snore fest full of trite occurrences and very little chemistry. Shocker. Our love birds are snowed in and fall for each other. Shocker. There is a mix up and our hero's betrothed is his lover's sister. Shocker. Our heroine has been beaten all her life by her father, yet retains her spine. Shocker. We have a stock cast of characters ranging from the harpy sister, lover from afar, and sister who talks in riddles to provide comical relief. Shocker. Our love birds fight and makeup. Shocker. I'm bored to tears by the bland writing and laborious plot. Ivie phoned this one in.

I beg of you, go back to the style and plot lines of your first book. It was actually good.

MISCELLANEOUS: Worst. Cover. Ever.

KEEP/SHARE/CRINGE(?): Back to PBS, though I don't encourage anyone to take it.
RATING: 3/10 [Poor, Lost Interest]

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