Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Where Have All the Editors Gone?

Reading Robin Kaye's Back to You was quite a challenge since it was written with so many gaping holes in the storyline and with protagonists whose illogical actions begged for more than the suspension of disbelief.

What bothered me?  Let me list some puzzles:

  • The first third of the book is a vicious and stupid tennis match of insults between the love interests where the reader doesn't learn anything except that they had a thwarted sexual encounter many years before.
  • After this, readers learn that purportedly an adult, Storm (yup, that's his name, folks) designs luxury yachts and maintains a home and business in New Zealand, yet thinks it's appropriate to teach a ten-year-old child to drive a car--even when he realizes her feet don't touch the pedals.
  • Bree, the heroine he nearly had sex with before he ran yelling and screaming from her room (okay, a slight exaggeration there), refuses to have sex with him years later when he returns, but when he takes her out on a yacht he's designed, she's not only ready but willing to have a night of sex.
  • After their night of sex, Bree is ready to become friends with benefits, but Storm doesn't think that's such a good idea.

At this point my reaction was "huh?".  Is this supposed to make sense to anyone?

Kaye's Bad Boys of Red Hook series is one in a long line that I'll skip.

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