Saturday, September 24, 2022

Blaze by Susan Johnson

 

DNF @ 21%

I tried really hard to love this one. I liked that the author included a Native American character who wasn't a blatant stereotype. I also liked the headstrong heroine. This was a buddy-read with my friend, Heather, and I think we both lost interest around the same place because for some reason the hero became a huge jerk as soon as he met the heroine. I don't mind jerk heroes but it has to make sense for the character, and I just don't see why the heroine galled the hero to the point to turn him into a total cad. She committed micoaggressions against him, yeah, but so did his other lovers, so I didn't understand why he signaled her out. Parris Afton Bonds did the same thing with one of her books, LAVENDER BLUE. It was more than a little jarring.

I don't think this book is bad but this is my third time DNF-ing this book and I'm finally throwing in the towel. So far, nothing of hers has captured me the way her Russian/Kuzan series has. I'm hoping her St. John-Duras series can deliver on that same magic for me.

1.5 to 2 out of 5 stars

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