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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.

Free Me My Love - Jesse Casavant This book is really trainwrecky and also probably really offputting for many readers. The author can tell a story and that's why I've given this 2 stars. However, that doesn't make the story something I'd want to read. This is very short - a novelette at best, and most of it takes place in a cabin where the hero and heroine have gone on a sort of second honeymoon to save their marriage. She's got a crippling fear of intimacy. He on the other hand appears perfectly normal until he starts practicing psychiatry without a license in a very bizarre manner. To be fair to both the hero and the author, the hero does give the heroine several opportunities to call off what they refer to as "the game," and she passes each time. Still, the whole thing made me really uncomfortable. So, be forewarned : there is fairly extreme bondage here and its being rashly used as a form of therapy. Ick.