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Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Book Review: Tantalize

So to start this review off, I'm going to say.. Don't bother. Unless you really have nothing else to read and this is the only thing within grabbing distance.

That said, There were quite a few problems I had within the pages of this book. How terrible is that? I hate writing a bad review. It took me almost 4 days to finish a book with less than 200 pages. That usually takes me less than a day, a day and a half tops.

The beginning of the story was junk, way too much detail about insignificant things. Too little or too much involvement from characters that made absolutely no sense, and a general.. WTH attitude came from flipping these pages. The end of this story was much much better, like maybe the author got a good kick in the rear and took a writing course or something.

Also there were major issue with the main Character Quinice. She was one of those TSTL females. ( Too stupid to live ) She completely gave up faith in her best friend and the boy she had been in love with for years, in a matter of days, just because he was suspicious of something. Then she started to get all gushy eyed at the thinning haired cowboy chef, and hardly spent any time grieving the death of a 'family' member. I did however love her hatred of the girlfriend.

Quincie was orphaned when both her parents died in accident while traveling abroad. Having to go stay with her uncle and help run her family restaurant, her life had now turned upside down. If it wasn't for her best friend and lifelong crush Kieren, she would have completely fallen apart.

The murder of the head chef of her family's restaurant, at the restaurant, throws things into a tailspin. Being closed down for renovations has helped a little. They wanted to 'Vamp' up the place, to being in more customers. But still they are now in need of a new head chef and are only a month away from opening their doors.

When Bradley walks in and turns out to be a blessing in disguise, Quincie is thrilled. The closer they get the further she and Kieren seem to pull apart. Until things come to a head, and she realizes she needs Kieren more than she ever has before.

I'm going to give this book an Orange Leaf. I would go with red, but the author redeemed herself in the second half.

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