I don't know if it's the heat or what I'm reading, but for some reason just about everything I've read this month has left me wanting, with the exception of Hope Tarr's Vanquished.
A look at my sidebar will tell you I've read 13 books so far this month...
- 1 Very Good
- 3 Good
- 8 Okay
- 1 Not worth my time
The very good is obviously Vanquished and I've already admitted that one's a keeper. The books listed under "good" are good books, but they could have been listed under the title of "good/but"--I had issues with each one. The issues with the "okay" books were even larger and that poor lone "not worth my time" was lots of boring sex and next to no story.
Issues, issues, issues, nit picking at everything I'm reading.
That's the crux of my problem. It seems like everything I'm reading has something I don't like, plot twists, character changes mid story, too frantic a writing style. I realized my dislike of romantic suspense stems from not having enough suspense in the stories. I've complained about paranormals not being scary enough, well, most suspense romances aren't all that suspenseful.
See, I'm cranky, it must be the heat!
At what point did I become so nit picky that I expect every book I pick up to meet my wants and expectations, that's so unrealistic. Once again I really need to read for entertainment and stop.
Why is it sometimes we can be completely entertained by a book that's okay and sometimes an okay book is one step from wallbanger?