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Subject: Boring
Date Posted: 4/4/2008 8:10 PM ET
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I had to put down To Tempt a Gentleman by Kate Huntington.  I tried last night and tried again tonight, but good lord is it boring!  I have another of hers to read, but it'll be a while before I try it.  Neither h or h seem real at all, their personalities are not explored whatsoever, and not only are there no sparks, if there ever are I can't imagine it'd be interesting.  Is it my mood?  Has anyone else read this one?

Date Posted: 4/4/2008 8:13 PM ET
Member Since: 4/25/2007
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Nope, I haven't read that one.  I hate it when a book that sounds so good turns out so boring I don't care if I finish it.

Date Posted: 4/5/2008 8:10 AM ET
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No Karen, I haven't read it....but sometimes I wish I had a chance to talk to an author and say...."what the heck were you thinking?"

Date Posted: 4/5/2008 9:49 AM ET
Member Since: 1/11/2007
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Never read it, but I've come to realize that if a book hasn't grabbed me by 1/2 way through it , I should quit.  It rarely improves.  Although I like Madeline Hunter, the heroine in Lessons of Desire was driving me nuts.  She was anachronistic and straight out of the 1960's (in a 19th century historical)!  I kept reading hoping it would improve.  At the end I was sorry I didn't throw it against the wall (my first impulse).

There are too many good books to waste time on the bad ones!

Date Posted: 4/5/2008 10:49 AM ET
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Never heard of it.

Date Posted: 4/5/2008 1:42 PM ET
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I wasn't crazy about Lessons of Desire, but I don't think the heroine was necessarily anachronistic. Unusual for her time, but "freethinking" women did exist.

Date Posted: 4/5/2008 11:08 PM ET
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She was like a 1960's flower child IMHO, yet the hero was always having to resucue her from difficult situations.  Most annoying heroine EVER. 

Date Posted: 4/6/2008 1:05 PM ET
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I HATED how Phaedra always got into trouble and Eliot had to bail her out. Since when does being a feminist mean TSTL? Madeline Hunter is still one of my favorite authors tho.