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Book Review of Uncommon Vows

Uncommon Vows
Uncommon Vows
Author: Mary Jo Putney
Genre: Romance
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 3

A truly awful book, in my opinion. Suffers badly from an overly recycled medieval captor/captive plot, and then becomes mucked up even worse by a melodramatic heroine with a martyr complex. Ok, so the "hero" kidnaps her and locks her in his tower, hoping to break her will so that she will agree to become his mistress, *yawn*. Bad enough, but the heroine's subsequent suicide attempts, one of the most absurd cases of double amnesia I've ever seen in print, and the obligatory mustache twirling, cardboard cutout villain, make this one of the most excruciating books I've ever managed to actually finish. I'm still nothing short of amazed that I did:P
I gave it two stars - and it would have been one, had it not been for some pretty decent love scenes.

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