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Liz Loves Books

I love to read and to talk about books. I review many of the books I read. I do not accept any author/publisher submissions for reviews. I do not read or review ARCs. I do not enter any giveaways or contests. I obtain the books I review by purchasing them at the same price they are offered to the general public at the time of purchase. My reviews are intended for the use of my fellow readers. They are not advertising or promotion. They are not beta reads or constructive criticism or editing or advice to the author. My only obligation to the author is to pay the price charged for the book at the time of purchase. My reviews are sometimes critical and I will not stop posting critical reviews just to spare delicate authors' feelings. I am happy to make new friends, but friend requests from authors or promoters who have few or no books (and/or friends) in common with me and write or promote categories I do not read (especially new adult) will be ignored. I used to read more self-published books. After recent meltdowns by self-published authors, I now only read self-published authors I've previously read or who have been recommended to me by fellow readers I trust. I also used to read young adult/new adult books but rarely do so now.

Rude Awakening

Rude Awakening - Veronica Chadwick I enjoyed Rude Awakening and I thought the romance story was both hot and sweet. The heroine is okay. Not tstl but not great, either. The hero, on the other hand was wonderful. I've rated this a bit lower because the suspense story never seemed very suspenseful to me. I couldn't help comparing it to the books in Shannon McKenna's McCloud Brothers series. It has a similar plot and relationship dynamic. But the plot just doesn't ever hit the intensity I needed to make it really good for me and I never really felt the characters' fear. If I could give it 3.5 stars I would. I also feel there was a lot of potential for a sequel, if not a series, but it doesn't appear there is or will be one.