Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Book Review: Harlequin Desire: Relentless Pursuit

Book Title: Relentless Pursuit
Author: Sara Orwig |WebsiteTwitterFacebook|
Publisher: Harlequin
Genre: Romance
Series/Standalone: Standalone
Format: mass market
Cost: $4.99
Pages: 192
How I got it: Book Expo America 2012
Purchase: Amazon | Publisher | Barnes and Noble
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A cool million to help a withdrawn child in time for kindergarten? Widowed teacher Ava Barton is touched that the girl's guardian, Texas billionaire Will Delaney, cares so deeply. But the job includes moving into Will's mansion for the summer. And suddenly, Ava is working nights and weekends trying—unsuccessfully—to resist the gorgeous tycoon down the hall. Will wants her in his bed for June, July and August. But come fall, he'll move on. Unless she can teach him a thing or two about opening his guarded heart to love.

I have said before that I just read these because they are short, sweet, no real deep thoughts or plot involved. I love reading them in between deeply emotional or thought provoking books or even while waiting on a book series to complete. Very rarely do I dislike them, as much as I disliked this one.

I don't like anybody involved in this book other than Caroline (the child) I kept forgetting the name of the lead female character because she was so forgettable and Will, Mr I can't take No for an answer, is just this side of being a stalker.

Hell even the name of the book lets you know he doesn't know what "NO" means.  It began to get repetitious as they kept having the same conversation over and over and over again. "No, you don't believe in commitment and that's what I want not an affair" Her; Him" I only believe in affairs"  You're on two different planets and still determined to sleep with each other?? Why?? It's not logical especially because neither of you are really getting what you want.

The child Caroline, her story took front and center of the story and to tell the truth it was more interesting than the "romance".  It was also clear to several things were wrong with the scenario 1) her parents are dead it takes TIME for her to get over that, it's not going to happen in 6 months, let her grieve.  2) If she is having trouble then you seek a THERAPIST not a  tutor 3) Ava & Will's relationship was still that of employer/employee, him pursuing her even after she asked him to stop was very inappropriate s well as could be seen as him attempting to take advantage of his position.

After a while I just wanted to quit reading because he was too rapey and she was indecisive and there weren't any real sparks between the two.  I had other issues like Ava not being able to take a compliment, why are you talking me out of paying you the respect you deserve?? (pg 117 & 123).  If you're not really doing anything positive, then why are you here?? Why is he paying you??

 The 'love scenes in pages 91, 157, 111-112, WTF dude seriously?? When a woman says "we have to stop", don't tell her "no you don't really want to" and continue attempting to seduce her.
 I'm not amused by this story at all. Do Not Recommend.  

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