Heck, I was going to tell all … how the plot in Love Beyond Reason didn’t really impress, and the H/H didn’t get me excited. But when I sat down to post, my mind drew a blank … and this considering that I only just read this book 2 weeks ago!
That’s how deep an impression it left me. Which is not good. If I can’t even remember what the story was about (now that I’ve surfed over to the author’s website for the synopsis, I can recall bits and pieces), it’s a sure sign that the book didn’t score with me.
I picked up a Sandra Brown because I was searching for a category romance book for September’s TBR challenge … nothing like preparing ahead, heh? She’s highly acclaimed, but somehow LBR failed to produce sparks or even a slight tingle in me. The heroine, (I have to refer to her site for the name) Katherine, didn’t live up to her initial tough fighter image.
In fact, the moment she married the hero, Jason(?)/ Jake?, she went all soft and needy. The hero is just another rich, alpha-male who seduced, or rather coerced, the heroine into a rushed marriage so both get to keep the niece. It’s a stretch, but hey, better that than a horrific lawsuit for custody with her sis’ in-laws, right?
Am I just biased due to my preference for historicals? Or is this really one of the duds amongst Sandra’s long list of great works (she’s won numerous awards for her other books), which I have the misfortune to pick as a first taste of her prowess as romance writer?
Unless someone recommends a very strong book that’ll compel me to read her romance books again, I think I’m going to have to hunt for another genre romance writer. So, if there’s anyone out there who thinks I should give her another chance, speak now or forever hold your peace.