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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.

The Rancher's Virgin Acquisition - Lynda Chance I think I prefer Ms. Chance's contemporary romances to her historical romances. This was just okay for me (except for a couple of scenes). The hero is a typical jealous, possessive and controlling alphahole to an extreme but I expected that. The heroine is innocent and sweet and easily dominated by the alphahole. I expected that too. There just wasn't a whole lot of tension or drama in this story. She's not as resistant and he just says how things will be and ... voila, they are. The only tension in the story comes from a device I dislike, the hero and heroine both thinking they are "not good enough." The love scenes are the best part, and they are typical Lynda Chance-style intense and explicit love scenes, though the language is more flowery than usual since it's in the pov of characters from an earlier time. There are a couple of scenes that don't qualify techinically as love scenes that are hotter than north Texas in August. Those I would re-read over and over. The actually story, not so much.