Pages: 384 pages
Genre: Romance/Contemporary/Fairy Tale
Challenges- 100 Books In A Year Challenge 2012, Outdo Yourself Reading Challenge 2012, Romance Reading Challenge 2012Buy this Book: Amazon, Indiebound, Powell's
I have been waiting for Bluebeard's story for quite some time. I loved him in Wickedly Charming and have been looking forward to his book. I do have to say that I wasn't completely disappointed at all.
Jodi was a passable heroine. I liked her but there were just some aspects of her personality that made me want to rage-scream. She was, perhaps, one of the whiniest heroines I have ever come across. She was the epitome of "Debbie Downer." I just didn't know what to do with her. Blue was okay. I mean, he was a bit whimpy. I kind of knew he would be but perhaps I just wasn't in the right mood for him. I expected him to get a bit better as the book went on--and he did--but not enough. He did break my heart quite a bit though.
I have been looking forward to this particular book for so long that it is difficult to admit that certain parts of it disappointed me a little. But I had such high expectations that I think anything short of brilliant would have been a disappointment. I did like the mystery. It was very well done. It kept me coming back and interested when the characters frustrated me. I do wish that there had been a bit more "steam" to this one. It read like a YA and when there is a shirtless man on the cover of my book, I tend to expect a little more spice.