I need to stop admitting these things publicly. First, I admit over at Romancing The Blog that I couldn't get past page 150 of Flowers From The Storm by Laura Kinsale. Now I'm admitting on my own blog that I'm giving up on The Seduction by Julia Ross after 100 pages.
Much more of this and I'll find romance readers on my front doorstep brandishing torches and pitchforks.
Yes, I know The Romance Reader loved it. Yes, I know AAR loved it.
Sorry - I'm not lovin' it. In fact, I'm kind of bored by it.
Hero loses entire life in card game. Villain says no problem - just boink this country widow and I'll give you your life back. Hero meets heroine. They banter. They play chess. They banter some more. Frankly, they begin to talk in circles.
I'm just not interested. Maybe I'm more burnt out on Regency England than I thought....