Heroine is a teacher at a girls' academy and has erotic dreams about a man she's never met. One of her students at the school invites her to spend Christmas with her and her father, and she is frightened when she looks upon the man in her dreams!...
|Format Type||:||Mass Market Paperback|
|Number of Pages||:||367 Pages|
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The Dream Reviews
DNF, pg 40-something. There's nothing really wrong with this book, per se. The grammar is competent, the writing is descriptive, there's a (silly HQN-style) plot in the background...but I don't like this author's style. The heroine is a prim little fussbudget without personality -- she doesn't even have a bitchy attitude or sense of humor, & her persistence in disliking/not understanding/being terrified of her "feminine attributes" annoyed me like woah. (40 pages & I was already sick of hearing about her ginormous boobs & what a bother they were. FFS.) Her every thought & dialogue simply screamed "placeholder romance heroine." Likewise, the hero was a cliched Romance Dude without anything to set him apart from the usual muscled man-candy -- genre heroes like Drew in Lord Libertine or Ian in The Dark Lady put him to shame. ...And don't get me started on the witty banter. I loathe witty banter. STFU & have a normal conversation, dammit.YAWN.On the positive side, I liked that the heroine (whose name I already forget...good lord) was tall & wore spectacles. That's always nice. Too bad she was such a bore.
The book started out well with lots of detail and atmosphere of a Victorian girl's school, but it soon became shallow & uninvolving once the characters started going about the chessboard. Well, maybe the author thought it was a chessboard, but it was more like checkers. Starting about 2/3rds of the way in, what the characters do or think make no logical sense & people run hellbent from household to household on the slightest pretext or whim. It was bad, but not outrageously so, oddly enough.