Tuesday, May 25, 2004

Talk damn you, talk!

I have less than 100 pages left of Miranda Blue Calling by Michelle Curry Wright - and I can't wait until it's over. It's been an exhausting read.

Our heroine, Miranda Blue, decides to move to the middle of nowhere in Colorado after a series of relationship disasters. The plan is to live in seclusion and start her own business. Unfortunately for her, she moves across the street from a hunky distraction. Her widowed neighbor is immediately smitten with her and has spent the whole novel trying to win her over.

Mix into this the fact that the heroine's business is a telephone companion service for senior citizens, and the hero makes a living as a vegetable farmer - well it sounds cute doesn't it?

Too bad the whole thing is wasted on the fact that these people don't talk to each other! The heroine is pushing the hero away; the hero is lying by omission or misleading the heroine; and instead of talking to each other like adults they prefer to act like brain-dead teenagers. Ugh.

The author has provided background on exactly why these two are unwilling communicate but I still want to reach through the pages, and shake them until their teeth rattle. It's been so darn frustrating.

It's also going to make writing this review hard. I'm currently waffling between an "average" and "think twice" rating. I guess I'll just have to see how the last few chapters pan out.....

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