July 16, 2012

Reveiw: Get A Clue by Jill Shalvis

Author - Jill Shalvis
Genre - Romantic Suspense
Series - N/A
Format - Paperback (312p.)
Rating - 2.5/5 stars
Read an excerpt

And you think you've had a bad day?
City girl Breanne Mooreland gets left at the altar,takes the flight from hell to her honeymoon—alone—loses her luggage, and ends up snowed in at a Sierra mountains lodge run by the kookiest staff this side of the Addams Family. Oh, and there's a gorgeous naked man taking a shower in her suite who says he isn't going anywhere. That's just the first 24 hours…

Burned-out vice cop Cooper Scott is in serious need of this vacation, and he's not about to give up the only available room because an upset—okay, make that insane—woman is having a conniption fit. They'll just have to make the best of it—her side of the bed versus his. But when Cooper wakes up kissing the long, leggy Breanne, he wants to show her exactly what the honeymoon suite is intended for. But that will have to wait, because a screaming Breanne has just stumbled on a very dead body. So much for vacation…

• Review •
While there were some elements to this book I really enjoyed, it wasn't enough in the end for me to shower it with praise. The characters were annoying as hell, especially Breanne. I would have given anything to climb into the book just to bitch-slap her. And Cooper was about as interesting as a slice of plain bread. Except at the end when he went all crooked cop and became TSTL. Yeah, now that's really attractive. v_v

I also didn't care for the overly wordy writing and repetition. Seriously, I totally got that she's a chickenshit the first gazillion times it was brought up… the horse is unrecognizably dead, you can stop beating it now. The pacing is horribly slow starting in the middle and progressively worsening toward the end. No amount of suspension of disbelief seemed to help me with this book either. I tried many times. Even the supposed "humor" was a bit juvenile.

Honestly, the only thing I found to be mildly enjoyable was the sexual tension/smexy scenes between Breanne and Cooper. Makes for some great porn I suppose. This book definitely falls into the "Ugh, I can't believe I finished reading this!" category. I found it to be boring, unoriginal, and tedious. That thunking noise you may be hearing is my head hitting the desk over my stupidity.


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