ARC Review: A Duke in Time by Janna MacGregor

A Duke in Time (The Widow Rules #1)

Rating: 1 out of 5.

This looked promising but it didn’t deliver. The story was odd and the writing style did nothing to render it charming or enjoyable. Everything was flat, I didn’t care about any of the characters and the writing was awkward enough to trip me up several times in just a few pages. Sometimes a book just doesn’t click with a reader, and this is one of those times.

*Thanks to NetGalley and St. Martin’s Press for providing an e-arc for review.

ARC DNF Review: The Princess and the Rogue by Kate Bateman

Rating: 1 out of 5.

This book disappointed me, especially given the other ratings. I started skimming pretty much from the beginning, and eventually gave it up as it was clear that it wasn’t going to become a book I enjoyed.

The writing wasn’t particularly smooth and was the first strike against it. The next was the characters I couldn’t connect to or care about – in fact, they just irritated me. Then the cartoonish characterizations, improbable events, and unbelievable insta-lust. It became very clear very quickly that this is just not a book that I would enjoy.

I’m sure plenty of people will enjoy it – it seems plenty of other people do, from the other reviews. It’s just very much not for me.

*Thanks to NetGalley and St. Martin’s Press for providing an e-arc for review.

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