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Sunday, May 27, 2007

Book Review: Beautiful Lies by Lisa Unger

Now this one was a great page turner. I couldn't wait to read it and it was hard to put it down, even when I was nodding off late at night with my eyes open. I usually had to re-read the previous page the next time I picked the book up since I'm quite sure I just scanned the words while falling asleep 'reading' it...

Anyway, it ended flatly but it didn't take away from how enjoyable it was while I read it. However, it was pretty cheesy. A romance novel disguised as a mystery-thriller.

The gist of the book: happy-go-lucky and somewhat successful freelance reporter stumbles upon some clues that indicate she may not be who she thinks she is. The whole story is pretty much following up on this premise. Among all of that, a sudden romance takes place with the most gorgeous, muscular, bad boy ever described in a novel.

Hey, I admit it. I used to read those Harlequin and Silhouette romance novels as a teenager and in my early 20s. Okay, I read a few more between then and now too. It's like candy for the brain for me. But this book was not intentionally picked for that reason. It was touted as a mystery thriller, which I was ready for after the previous fictional novels didn't really do it for me.

So, while it was fun to read, I doubt I will read the sequel. Now on to the next one...

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