But do you ever hate a book so much, yet can’t find one single person who shares your passion?
That’s how I am with Suzanne Brockmann. Of all the books of hers I’ve read, the only book I truly enjoyed was Heart Throb, which isn’t related to any other book she’s ever written (at least, not that I know of).
Caution: Possible series spoilers below.
Her Troubleshooters series just pissed me off. I hated the first book. Kelly and Tom were both retarded, and she was so TSTL I wanted to scream. As the series progressed, I found myself hating them more and more. But I kept reading, because EVERY SINGLE PERSON who I know that read them said they were amazing. And because Rowena was so obsessed with Sam Starret I felt like I had to at least read up to his book.
I’ve regretted that decision ever since. Deeply regretted.
You see, I couldn’t find a single thing about Sam to love. Not.One.Single.Thing. And Alyssa? OH HELLS NO. Talk about TSTL. And then there was Kelly, who still refused to marry Tom because she’s dumb, until she HAD to marry him because he got locked up in prison and she couldn’t see him otherwise. So they had the most retarded wedding in the history of all weddings. And it took FOUR BOOKS for that to happen.
And Max and what’s her face…they just danced around each other. Even before their book came out I hated his reasons for staying away…Although, she didn’t seem TSTL. Of course, I never read their book, so I can’t say if she turned that way, but whatever…
End Possible Spoilers
From what I could tell, every single heroine had Penis Envy and SB wrote her heroes as dickless as possible.
My favorite kind of hero is the one who’s fierce and alpha, but totally in love with his woman, and completely willing to do anything for her. But I draw the line at sniveling, whining crybabies who don’t have a backbone.
See, I told you I love to hate them.
But..it seems I’m alone in this. I have yet to meet another person who didn’t like these. Some people I’ve talked to didn’t really care for them, but not one person hated them the way I did.
Everyone loves the things I hated. They think the heroines are strong and independent. They think the heroes are alpha but sensitive. They think the stories are engaging and the action fast paced.
I didn’t see any of those things.
So, maybe I’m alone in my hatred of all things SB (except Heart Throb), but am I alone in hating a book everyone else seems to love?
Tell me, has this ever happened to you? What book/series have you read that everyone raved about, but you love to hate?
Please, tell me I’m not the only one…