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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.

Some Like It in Handcuffs - Christine Warner The best I can say about this book is that it was just okay. The hero's not bad but the heroine is annoying. The dialogue is mostly the two of them swapping smartass cliches. The worst dialogue, though is the corny attempt at dialect the author uses for the bad guys (and only the bad guys). This is really more of a very light and very predictable mystery than a romance. The romantic interaction takes up very little of the story and there is only one non-explicit love scene. I was never able to become emotionally invested in the characters or their relationship. And if you are looking for kinkiness here, even light kinkiness, you will find the title extremely misleading.I struggled to get through this and it took me a long time to finish. The mystery is glaringly obvious and the little bit of romance is boring. There's nothing wrong with it technically but for me it definitely was not worth the time.