Year 10, Book 97

97. Brown-Eyed Girl by Lisa Kleypas

In my effort to make sure I crossed the finish line with my yearly goal to read 100 books I was looking for some light, easy reads. I seemed to recall some friends saying good things about this book, so when I noticed it available to check out as an ebook from the library I decided to read it. I admit that I am not much of a romance novel reader, so this book was fighting an uphill battle with me from the start. However it’s not like I’ve never enjoyed a romance novel before, and I did not think this was a good one at all.

The story revolves around a wedding planner in Houston named Avery and a rich bachelor she meets when she mistakes him for the wedding photographer at one of her gigs. He immediately begins pursuing her, she is gun shy from a failed relationship several years ago, but of course as these things go they eventually fall in love.

This is the worst kind of romance novel in my opinion. I know some people enjoy the whole idea of a big, strong guy overpowering them and taking charge. I just find the whole thing gross. Joe is supposed to be this strong cowboy type and he pretty much never takes no for answer unless of course Avery says yes and then he says no. I don’t find it sexy or romantic at all.

Plus I never really felt like there was much of a story here. They meet in the first pages of the book and there never seems to be any real reason that they aren’t together. I mean mostly they really are in some form or fashion for the entire book. This book was 100% not for me. I give it a 3 out of 10.

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