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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 Fall Of Troy - Marilyn Lee I was hoping for more from The Fall of Troy. It's a fairly long read compared to some of the BBW reads that have come out recently, but I thought it was just okay. The story seemed to drag to me, at least partly because the commitment-phobic hero keeps going back and forth between "she's mine!" and "I don't want to settle down." The heroine, to her credit, is upfront with him that she wants a committed, monogamous relationship and won't settle for less. But the story consited almost entirely of this back and forth on the part of the hero and the heroine's attempts to get over him, over and over. I found that boring.I was also not crazy about the dialogue. It seemed stilted and repetitive to me and well as too young for the characters involved. I came close to DNFing this, but stuck with it. I don't regret the time spent, but it's not a keeper for me. Ms. Lee also writes PNR and I might try one of those to see if they are a little more interesting.