** per la Kleypas. Il mio primo approccio con lei è stato negativo, il racconto mi è sembrato alquanto insipido... forse avrà detto qualcosa alle sue fans che già conoscevano i personaggi (della serie di Derek Craven)
*** 1/2 per la MacGregor: gradevole storia di ambientazione medievale.
***** Per Julia Quinn: ma quanto mi fa ridere questa donna? Anche se bisognerebbe bacchettarla per aver usato esattamente lo stesso incidente (con la buca delle talpe) anche nel suo ultimo libro Feels like Heaven. Ma le perdono tutto quando torno a rileggere:
Charlotte had tried to read his work. It seemed only polite, after all, given that they were neighbors. But after a while, she'd simply had to give up. "Love" always rhymed with ''dove," (Where, she wondered, did one locate that many doves in Derbyshire?) and "you" rhymed so often with "dew," that Charlotte had wanted to grab Rupert by the shoulders and yell, "Few, hue, new, woo, Waterloo!" Good gracious, even "moo" would have been preferable. Rupert's poetry could surely have been improved by a cow or two.
Saying moo on cue at Waterloo.
What do I say about the second story in the book, "Midsummer's Knight"? Is it even worth my time to write about it? Well, I want to rant about it anyway. There is so much inconsistency in the book. Like in one scene, the heroine recognizes the hero from his stories as being the Wraith of the Brotehrhood that her brother had told her about. The hero is surprised that she knows of the Wraith or the Bortherhood at all, which are supposed to be secrets. About one page later, the heroine reveals that she had written to the hero previously asking him about the Wraith. So why the hell doesn't he know that she knows about it already?! ARGH
I know what people would say: If you're going to read these historical romances, you should not be so critical of things like this.
However, the other two stories in the book, though still quite far away from being masterpieces, were infinitely better than "Midsummer's Night". It pains me that Kinley Macgregor actually got paid for this while better authors (i.e. with a sense of consistency and the ability to steer away from the WTH? area) on fictionpress are not being published. I never considered these fictionpress authors as being worthy of publication until reading the crap like "Midsummer's Night" that was being published....Continua
three stories are writen by my favorite authors. unfortunately they are too short.
the most important thing is i don't like change mind at the very last min. before wedding.
you give you word, then change it. what love is? what marrige is ?
midsummer night is the best of three.