Holly L. (hluebner) - Reviews

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Love in Vein II: Eighteen More Tales of Vampiric Erotica
Love in Vein II: Eighteen More Tales of Vampiric Erotica
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 3/9/2008
Helpful Score: 3


The tales were definitely not in the Erotic genre and they were not even scary. There was more of an odd twist at most of the endings. So the best I can say is that reading the book passed a nice afternoon, but the title is certainly deceptive.


Outlander (Outlander, Bk 1)
Outlander (Outlander, Bk 1)
Author: Diana Gabaldon
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 3/10/2008
Helpful Score: 1


Yes, I know this is a best-seller, and I know that it gets very high reviews. But I have to admit that I was disturbed by the whole book and especially the violence. Instead of reading the whole series, I had absolutely no desire to learn what happened further with these characters.


Simply Perfect (Simply, Bk 4)
Simply Perfect (Simply, Bk 4)
Author: Mary Balogh
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 4/2/2008
Helpful Score: 3


SIMPLY BORING. I always have enjoyed Mary Balogh, but have no clue to her most recent books & storyline. This is a narrative of a bland, aging, spinster teacher who meets a Marquess who has a blind, illegitimate daughter. Shock! Gasp.

The equally bland, boring hero introduces the heroine to his daughter so that she may take her on as a student. Thus starts a most insipid romance where the hero hardly even thinks about the heroine and Simply Loves her so much that he gets engaged to the "correct & proper" Miss Portia Hunt.

There was no love felt between the two people in this book; for the blurb on the book to have advertised...Simply Unforgettable, Simply Love, Simply Magic - I just did not feel it.

Mary Balogh's work up to this time has been outstanding. Her heroes are real-life, exciting, alive. Her heroines are courageous and face unusual circumstances. In my opinion, the author came to the writing table only half awake to write this and some of it does not even read as her writing.

This book will not be added to my collection of Mary Balogh's better work.


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