I felt like I should put out a disclaimer or apologize to my GR friends for clogging up your feeds with my negative reviews& low ratings as of late.
I kept having to remind myself that Jenny is only a 17 year-old sheltered girl but still, with that age and her attitude ... she took a lot of arrogant liberties and quick to believe misassumptions that made me wish someone would slap some sense and humility into her.
And by the way, what woman in 1400s Scotland would have a modern English name like Jennifer?
I 've realized that Judith McNaught likes to stick to a certain formula and plug it into every story no matter the genre.
That 's fine since she exceeds at writing tortured conflicted multi-layered characters I can overlook it but I 'd like a little more variety is all I 'm saying.
Here emotions and feelings swing like a pendulum and are so mercurial that you ever know what you are comin to go in the first 5 pages.
If you are constantly hurdling obstacles at the couple every few pages there is little room for actual growth and improvemen.
For me at least that 's what it seeme like here.
he couple do get a few moments of levity but it was all surface because both the reader and characters are fully aware that it would all fall apart very soon.
I just wished Judith would have let this couple be for a little while.
Like 100 pages too late honey ... I kept questioning was the payoff worth it?
I ’ m neve sure if the heroine ’ s groveling and humbling herself in VERY ast chapter was worth the ridiculous amount of conflic and misery the hero, the couple and the readers are put through.
I mean it was n't enough for Royce and Jenny to endlessly run into problems and constant misunderstandings and manipulations by outside forces, but the needless death of Jenny 's stepbrother William in the firs 100 pages used as nother source of contention between the two was just oo much.
Then she ’ s quick to pounce on the an she supposedly " loves " and attacks him with a knife with zero hesitation.
I get why she ha lways looking for her brother 's love and approval but her blindness to his shortcomings and refusing to believe her people were capable of any wrong doing was so naive it just veered into TSTL in some nstances.
I proceeded to sympathize with her but there was little room for me to even do that because of her prideful attitude& stubborn idiotic ways.
I just was hoping to et something a little more along the lines of The Raider or Perfect same idea of captor falls in love with his captive and sworn enemies thing.
I uess I am a little softhearted when it goe to angsty stories after all, and I love angst!
thing about McNaught I ’ m goin to realize is that she ikes to test emotional boundaries and put readers in an uneasy mindset with the constant ups and downs all the way to very nd.
And ones that do n't giv me loo like absolute shit while reading it.