You're shocked I know. AN ACTUAL HCR BOOK REVIEW!
I've been wanting to read this one for a while...a good read for a vacay that's for sure.
Up All Night'er (with reservations...)
I wanted to love this book--I really, REALLY wanted to love this, but for me there were too many things that bugged--you've been bugged before, right? I know that's happened to you.
It actually almost could have ruined the story for me, but before I explain that, let me share the many positives.
1. I loved the setting! I had not expected it to be set in the Holy Land--that was fantastic!
2. The plot kind of reminded me of a Jane Austen/Charles Dickens type story. Lots of characters, many with dark pasts who wished ill on others...I did enjoy that.
3. The hero was kinda perfect. He was "wounded" by decisions from the past and desperately wanted to make a new life. He was very much like Indiana Jones--an adventurous history buff (and I mean buff! LOL) who had traveled the world for ancient art and artifacts, etc. I mean, what's not to love? (So when the heroine can't get over the fact that he made a mistake--however huge--and had obviously truly repented, despite the fact that he desperately loved her and would do anything for her...gah! I mean, get a grip, woman!)
4. I LOVED the history and art that was discussed in this story--mostly by the handsome, intelligent, daring, brave, and fearless hero..........
*shakes head and blinks*
Where was I? Oh yes. I studied art history in depth in college and I was geeking-out over the paintings and sculptures and architecture that was constantly be talked of by such a dashing man.... Very fun!!
Honestly, the heroine was so frustrating!!!!! GAH! For my taste she was too naive throughout the majority of the story, and got too mad for too long at the AWE-some hero--why did he even like her?? I mean, I guess I know why, but still. It nearly did the story in for me.
I do recommend this book, however. It might just be my personal taste so don't let that sway you. Have you read this one? What did you think?
Let me know!