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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.

An Offer She Can't Refuse - Emma Darcy I would give the first four fifths of this book three and a half stars and the last fifth one and a half stars. The first part tells a fairly typical HP secret baby tale at a leisurely but good pace. The last fifth crams a year of marriage, a pregnancy and a dramatic episode that resolves everything into a few pages. It's very odd and makes the most important part of the story anticlimatic. It's as though the author were running out of time. Or ink and paper. The characters are okay but I am weary of heroes who don't believe in love thanks to one bad experience. If secret baby plots are one of your guilty pleasures, there are many better versions out there. But at least it was a quick read and the larger first part was fairly enjoyable.