Title:Personal Enemy

Author:Sylvie Kurtz

Year published: 2005

Why did you get this book? I think I mentioned before that I’ve been glomming Silhouette Bombshelss

Do you like the cover? It’s nothing special (and I’m not answering this question again unless I have strong feelings about a cover!) And yes Jay, the questions were mine but I had no idea I’d hate the cover question so much. I just knew everyone talked about covers alot so it seemed like a good question. Silly me.

Did you enjoy the book? No, I didn’t. I had high hopes for this book. I liked the blurb. But would you believe the hero, that’s right the HERO was TSTL (too stupid to live?) It took me longer in this book to catch on to that fact, because it’s not often that you see the kind of idiotic and brainless behavior from a hero that you do in this book, but there you have it. More at the end of this post.

Was the author new to you and would you read something by this author again? I think she is and no, I probably wouldn’t unless it was recommended to me

Are you keeping it or passing it on? Passing it on

Anything else? Silhouette Bombshell’s have been touted by HQN as being about the kick-ass heroine. Yeah, so it feels like the author wrote a rather formulaic book were the heroine is in charge of protecting the hero. The formulaic part comes in, in that she took every stupid thing a heroine might do if the roles were reversed and had the hero do them instead (be stubborn, refuse to admit the need for protection, ignore commands issued for his safety, refuse to admit the truth even with hard evidence, ignore commands issued for safety–yes, I’m listing this one twice– ignore the trained professional when she says the threat isn’t gone, insist on going through with life threatening public appearance because it’s “important”–trust me, it could have been rescheduled, it wasn’t like he was announcing the cure for cancer. Oh and ignore commands issued for his safety). So by the end of the book, I hated the hero, I thought the chemistry between the two fell sadly flat, and the story bored me. Big. Disappointment.

When the Silhouette Bombshell line was first launched, I looked forward to reading the books. Lately, not so much. I won’t be automatically getting each month’s releases as I have been, because too many have disappointed me recently. It’s too bad, really, because I’ve used these in the past as books I can read when I want something quick later in the evening (since I’m the type of person that will stay up late to read and finish a book if I’m really into it and that’s hell on sleep when you’ve got a toddler waking you up!)

Currently reading: Working for the Devil by Lillith Saintcrow

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