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:Twisted Up" by Erin Nicholas

This book tells the story of Avery and Jake and they are kinda high school sweethearts.  Let me start by saying that this is a sweet book and Avery was a good heroine.  She did not have a good upbringing, but that did not stop her from becoming the town fire chief.  Jake is the town golden boy who comes to town for their 10 year high school reunion.  I did not enjoy this book at all.  The romance aspect was not there and I did not feel the chemistry between Avery and Jake.  All there was between these was bickering and sex.  To add insult to injury, the sex scenes were not all that great. They both misunderstood each other's feelings and in the middle of the story, it is revealed that Avery's issue is not with Jake, but with his parents.  I could have done without that little element.  I wanted to read about their relationship and how they were able to become the people that they were.  The dialogue was bland and Avery kept saying, "oh boy that's not good" and it really irked me.  Finally, the hugest part that did not sit well with me....the point of view of the characters.  I really dislike reading stories in third person because it really make it feel wordy and too much monologue.  In  all honesty, this book was just not for me.  The grammar was great and the writing was great as well, but the dialogue needs major work.  If you like soft romance and heartfelt situations during natural disasters, then this book is for you.


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