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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 Matchmaker Bride - Kate Hewitt As updated rewrites of Jane Austen's Emma go, this one's okay, especially for an HP and I thought the writing was better than average for an HP. It's told partly from the hero's point of view which is unusual for an Emma rewrite. I didn't feel that Emily did as much maturing as she really needed and it felt like the author couldn't really decide whether to keep her story as close to the original as possible with some updating or to make it more her own (which she did somewhat but not enough by adding the hero's pov).