Harlequin | May 24, 2011 | Mass Market Paperbound
I picked this book up at the drugstore the other day for something light to read while sitting out in the back yard while the kids were playing in the sprinkler. I wanted to like it, and while there were somethings I did like there were more things I didn't. I don't mind the character cliches, if you don't expect the heroine to hate vampires, then change her mind as she falls in love with the tough-as-nails-on-the-outside-but-filled-with-a-secret-pain-on-the-inside hero that only our hard-knock-childhood-brilliant-scientist heroine can heal you don't read enough romance.
There are things I expect (and therefore don't mind in romance) but something happened about three-quarters of the way through this book and if just stopped making sense.
The story starts off well enough and Achilles isn't a bad hero at all (I'd love him in a better book) but Becks (our heroine) is irritating. The story goes along just fine then becomes a horrible mess at the end.
It.Makes.No. Sense. At one point I went back to see if I'd missed something but nope. Sometimes it felt like I was reading parts of the story out of order. There is a plot involving Becks mother that isn't resolved and the epilogue is CRAZY. Seriously there is at least one whole other book in that thing.
Overall, while there were things I liked, especially in the first half, the ending was too much of a mess for me.
I want to love all books, but I really couldn't enjoy this one.
The romantic scenes are not the problem here.