awful book called "Almost Forever" by Linda Howard. I just mean wow. When I picked it up at Borders the last week, I was kind of excited to read it. The summary made it sound really promising, but oh how deceiving those things can be.
The story is about a man named Max Conroy, who is chosen by his boss to conduct corporate espionage. He works for a very prominent company who is looking to takeover another one because of some technology patent that the CEO possesses. So, to get the information that his company needs, he uses the personal assistant to the CEO, Claire Westbrook, and of course, he ends up falling for her.
These type of stories generally tickle me because they don't require much thought and are relaxing reads. However, this was just so bland and dull that I'm amazed I even finished it to be quite honest. It sometimes felt like I was just reading the same thing over and over again for BOTH characters. We get the first two times that Max and Claire are both closed off individuals. We don't need twenty-thousand repeats of it.
And Max. Just yuck.
Normally, I'm all for the romantic male leads, but this dude was just... yeah. He often came across as big bullying brute and I found myself wishing he were real just so I could slap him. And Claire was really just annoying.
I've read better stories on FictionPress and that's saying something with what's been put out there lately. Oy.
However, one book that I do recommend is "Something About You" by Julie James. It has been a LONG time since a book had me laughing in the first chapter and she managed to do it.
The sense of humor in both the male lead and the female lead is very much in sync without being too corny and the chemistry is amazing. I couldn't stop reading and when I found that there was no more story to read, I was kind of sad. I will definitely be reading her other book that's out called "Practice Makes Perfect." Julie James is just awesome.
So the other day, I just finished up this incredibly