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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.

Her Best Friend's Brother (Harlequin Superromance) - Kay Stockham This was a big disappointment for me. I usually love best-friend's-brother romances and I started this series specifically because of this book. Unfortunately, the heroine is awful. The hero's a great guy. But the heroine pushes him away and is awful to him for the reason that her own mom is an attention whore. It doesn't make any sense. Neither does the way the conflict is resolved. The heroine reminded me a lot of Beth in [b:Undeniably Yours|9528765|Undeniably Yours (Kowalski Family, #2)|Shannon Stacey|http://d.gr-assets.com/books/1287437802s/9528765.jpg|14414840]. Not a good connection. The two stars are for the supporting characters and hero. They deserve to be in different book. The writing's not bad and I still like the series but I wish Luke had a better heroine.