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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.

Cinta Terpendam (Marriage At His Convenience) - Jacqueline Baird Can't stand the male main character (he is in no way a hero). The heroine also has some character flaws that make her difficult to like. The plot is absurd. Homophobic, chauvinistic, arrogant jerkwad seduces innocent but brilliant friend of his gay nephew, uses her for a year, dumps her for a less-career-minded and (he thinks) more innocent Greek child bride, sexually assaults her on the eve of his wedding to said child-bride and a few years later extorts her inheritance from the nephew and blackmails her into marrying him so it will look better to his business rivals. This man belongs in prison, not in a happy, lovey-dovey marriage on a Greek island. Oh, sure,Ms. Baird has this reprehensible POS declare he loved her all along, loved her too much, even but that last chapter is nonsensical and reads like something cut and pasted from another book. Can you tell how much I hated this one? The book does serve one purpose well. If you ever need to be angry (for acting on stage or something similar) , this book will get you there. It'll also easily fulfill any need you have to read a train-wrecky HP. That is my excuse for reading it in the first place after having read the reviews.