Ok, so I know that February isn't quite over yet. I've been really lucky lately with not having very many dnfs. However Feb was one of those months were I had a short attention span when it came to reading and I decided not to torture myself with trying to finish these poor books.
Title: The Trouble With Fate
Author: Leigh Evans
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Series: Mystwalker #1
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Number of Pages: 344
I really wanted to love this book. Hedi is everything a strong UF heroine should be: strong, independent and unforgiving. However, a few chapters in I realized I really didn't connect with her at all. There was a lot of world building thrown in that was explained well, but at the same time was overwhelming to me. Sometimes I just don't have the patience for Urban Fantasy books because the story takes awhile to build, and this was one of those times.
This poor book also came after a massive overdose on Urban Fantasy reads on my part, and it was a casualty. The premise was really interesting, but the book itself just failed to hold my attention.
Author: Julie Ann Walker
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Series: Black Knights Inc #2
Number of Pages: 311
This is the book that made me realize Romantic Suspense and I will never get along. In Rides Trouble had a great heroine, a mysterious hero and I don't know why it didn't gel with me, but it didn't. I didn't read book one, which is always a mistake, but from the parts I read, it really worked well as a stand alone. If you like books with humor, bad ass heroes, then you will love this book. This genre, sadly just does not get along with me.
Title: This Fierce Splendor
Author: Iris Johansen
Genre: Historical Romance
Publisher: Random House/Loveswept
Number of Pages: 256
Cover note: This is an old cover and the only one on goodreads. Gotta love those late 80s romance covers!
I know, I know...I shouldn't have even attempted a historical romance. My track record with them lately has been about the same as my track record with Romantic Suspense-not so good. In my defense, Iris Johansen used to be one of my all time favorite historical romance writers until she jumped ship to write mainly Romantic Suspense novels. Apparently my heart still hasn't forgiven her for that, because even though the writing is good, the characters were likable I could just not get into the book for the life of me.