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Book Review of The Reluctant Bride

The Reluctant Bride
The Reluctant Bride
Author: Leigh Greenwood
Genre: Romance
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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Now, I'm not saying men can't write romance novels... I'm just saying that this man can't write romance novels. The characters were flat, the plot was dull, and the writing lacked depth. I thought something was off after the first fifty pages, it took me flipping to the author's page to realize why. I was surprised to see a man's picture on the back flap. Perhaps it's just this author, but part of me felt weird reading a romance novel written by a guy. I don't know why, but I felt as if my father had walked in on me reading something I shouldn't.

I've read a lot of romance novels and, to me, this one just felt sterile. It was too difficult to feel the characters emotions. It was like the Greenwood took an okay plot and then tried his damnedest to remove any sense of depth and emotion.