I haven't talked about books in a while. My summer has been so upheavous [yeah, not a word, but I'm using it anyway] that it's been hard for me to start new things. I got one new read last week, Elizabeth Lowell's Death Echo. I can recommend it. It didn't leave me breathless, but it was page-turning. Like an old, comfortable pair of jeans that I know I'm going to love. :D
So I picked up a book given to me by a friend, The Quickie, by James Patterson. Did anyone else realize that he never writes by himself anymore? Is that a thing or is he just getting old? Clive Cussler does that too, and I know he has to be getting old. Anyhoo, that's neither here nor there. Part of my brain is urging me to keep reading it. The other part of me read the first chapter and had a mental shutdown. It's really hard for me to read past the infidelity part. I mean, I can take it when I know someone is the bad guy. I expect it of the villain, right? And of the heroine, I expect there is the hero to counter all the pain a villain might inflict.
So what have I learned about myself? I don't like unanswered questions. One, I think--if I were to keep reading--that the heroine and her hubby would somehow hook up again. By circumstances out of their hands, which involve a murder, the possibility is there. Patterson leaves me with enough insight to consider it. But sthe heroine has already broken her marital vows in revenge... so what if she finds out the hubby still cares or wasn't really cheating [though I'd be hard pressed not to believe it]? Will she be devestated? If he has cheated, but they realize they still love each other, will they be able to forgive each other? [why does this sound like a women's lit novel?]
I know most people love the questions. Questions are what usually keep people turning the pages.
What is wrong with me!?!?!? I must be the boringest reader out there. Maybe this is why I reread so often. As a matter of fact, I went to the library today and got about six books, three of which are rereads.
Wish me luck though, I'm reading my first Psy-Changeling Novel. A story by Nalini Singh. And I like it! :D thumbs up for writing a page-turner that identifies the hero right away so I don't have to wonder who will have the happy ending.
Great week, all!