These ‘about me’ sections, or even sections that inform you about blogs, have never been my forte. Much to my chagrin, I was never taught the unwritten rules of what you are supposed to say. The links at the side of the blog – Twitter and Goodreads, for example – are liable to tell you more than I could ever say in words.

Mostly, this will be a book blog. I read a lot, and I love to share my views on my most recent reads. I try to read a little bit of everything, but if you look closely you’ll notice I will occasionally become obsessed with one specific genre for a short period of time. Old books, new books, yet to be released books – I read them all. If you’re an author looking for advance readers or just wish for more reviews of a book you’ve already released, please feel free to contact me. There is a contact form at the side of my blog – if you scroll down below the Twitter and Goodreads sidebar you will find it – so drop me a message and I’ll be sure to get back to you in double time. After all, finding new authors is what makes the book world go around.

Thanks for taking your time to read this. With a little bit of luck, you will find my blog much more interesting than this mundane introductory section.

Monday, 26 March 2018

Review: Love's Dance

Love's Dance Love's Dance by Karen Deen
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

For me, Love’s Dance is a prime example of one of the classic romance copouts – the classic ‘it’s not you, it’s me’. In this case, it’s me rather than the book that seems to be the problem.

When I saw the synopsis of Love’s Dance, I was intrigued. It sounded like the type of romance read that would be perfect for me, something I would enjoy a lot. I went in expecting a book I would adore, yet for some reason I had a lot of trouble with it.

At first, I thought it was due to the crossover with the author’s prior work. Love’s Dance works perfectly fine as a standalone novel, but at the start events seem to be connected with another of the author’s books. I found my attention focused more upon the elements related to the other characters rather than on the couple in this story.

As the story progressed and started to focus solely upon our main characters, I found I still couldn’t get into it. For reasons I cannot quite place, I did not care much at all for either of our main characters. There was no clear reason for this – I just did not connect.

In the end, I think it was a case of the writing style. There was nothing wrong with it, it simply wasn’t the type of style I like. Due to this, my attention was not held in the way I had hoped it would be.

I’m sure many will enjoy this one, but it wasn’t for me.

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