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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.

Secret Seduction - Susan Napier Secret Seduction was a little too soap-operaish for me, even for an HP. There is a secret and a couple of fairly easy to solve mysteries which I won't spoil but it is definitely not romantic suspense. What the author does best with this book is create a spooky, mysterious atmosphere. Her description of the storm at the beginning of the book made me want to go hide in the closet. But the way the plot worked was a little too theatrical and the characters too melodramatic for me to connect.