Masquerade by Cambria Hebert
My rating: 2 of 5 stars
I had really high hopes for this book, and had put off reading it for months and months. I was looking forward to it so much that I was expecting to be blown away by how great it was. But, instead, I was really let down.
The first two thirds of this book was boring. It dragged on and on. The heroine, Heven, was a weak, whiny, spineless character that did nothing to endear herself to me. She had no self confidence, no self esteem, and was mousy and timid. Bleh. The hero, Sam, was the exact opposite of her, but for some reason was head over heels in love with her. Plus, I can't even count how many times she cried, or he kissed her on the head or cheek, or a million other sappy, repetitive things that were annoying.
I guess my main complaint is that the plot was super slow in developing. When things finally started happening, I began to like the story a lot more, but it was too little, too late. By the end, after all of the action, and the surprise appearance of a character that will probably be a major focus in the next book, I was just over it.
I hate to be harsh, but I really wish I hadn't wasted my time finishing this book.
**I also want to say that I strongly dislike the cover. The gold crap on her lips looks awful and the fake eyelashes are ridiculous. It would have fit with the story better and made more sense to just have the face and not all of the "enhancements." Just my opinion.
Did anyone else feel this way about this book or am I the only one??? I see all of the 4 and 5 star reviews on Goodreads and Amazon and I wonder if I read the same book!
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