Friday, March 07, 2014

Book Review: Kissing Under The Mistletoe by Bella Andre

Kissing Under The Mistletoe (The Sullivans, #10)Kissing Under The Mistletoe by Bella Andre
My rating: 1 of 5 stars

This is by far the worst of the Sullivan series and the worst book I have read this year. Considering how much each Sullivan book talked about the wonderful story of its progenitors (Mary and Jack) you'd think that it would at least be emotional, good or thrilling...something. Instead, we get a tepid story of two character that fell in love within the day and acted on it after the weekend was over. Their story lacked substance, an actual story and needed better writing.

The writing was plagued with errors, not grammar or spelling (although there were several), but anachronistic errors. Assuming the current Sullivan stories take place nowish, in the 2010s (give or take 5-10 years), you'd figure Mary and Jack's story takes place at least 36 years prior (36 cause that is the age of the eldest Sullivan in one of the books). That puts the book in the 70s, at least. If so, there are a lot of things out of place...and time. The invention of pocket planners seems to be before its time, the book 'The Sunshine Princess and the Stinky Dog' was published in 2011, the term Silicon Valley wasn't widely used until the 1980s and several other things.

But, the worst part of the novel was the extreme sappiness in the story. For a story that was supposed to be so 'inspirational' to their children, Jack and Mary basically fell in lust with each other and then in love in the time it took them to eat at a diner.

Agh. I really really disliked this book.

*Note: I received this book from NetGalley for the purpose of a review.

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