Writer h is dating online to get material for her next book, while detective H is pretending to be an online dater to find a female serial killer. He..Show More » suspects that writer h is the killer and so continues to date her to further investigate - while at the same time fighting his developing feelings for her.
I enjoyed this book. I think I did. But the problem is that I did not write my review immediately after finishing the book and then I went on holiday and now I simply cannot remember much about it. Which sort of sums up the book. Enjoyable but forgettable. It's a good romance, it has a few plot weaknesses but they are not enough to spoil the book. I am pretty intolerant in regard to audio books as they take so many hours to listen to, therefore I do not hesitate to delete a book half way through if it does not keep my interest. I listened to this book to the end so I must have been enjoying it. I just cannot remember it, which is sort of wierd.
Maybe I am just getting old. However I have to conclude that this book is worth a credit. I guess the great thing about forgetting it so easily is that I can listen to it again soon and it will be like a whole new book!
This was an “ok” sort of romance. No great drama, no great angst. In fact that was the problem. It was just too real. I read to escape from realit..Show More »y, and this just felt so normal.
The H had commitment issues – don’t they always – but for no real reason. His parents were divorced and he lost touch with his father, but apart from that he had a fairly normal single parent upbringing. The h also came from a broken home and had “issues” with her parents, but again, this was just a bit of light background filler that seemed to really have no impact on the story, or the couple themselves. They were two sensible, well-adjusted, successful and independent characters. She agreed to a “no strings” friends-with-benefits sort of relationship after finding her fiancé having sex with a man, but I could never understand why the H was also so keen to avoid relationships. There was nothing in his background to justify why he was so adamant that he could never be seriously involved with anyone. And he was apparently too oblivious to realise that he was already in a serious, monogamous, relationship with the h, even though he was still determined not to officially acknowledge it.
One thing I did like about the story was that it did not just happen overnight. They lived in different cities and there were large gaps of time spent apart due to jobs and life separating them, however as they were both so comfortable with such long separations it did mean the relationship did not feel promising or exciting. It was just nice. Comfortable. Normal. Boring. I listened to this book with no real feeling of connection to the story, or the couple, or the romance. At the end the h realises she is “in love” and “wants more” and so she tells the H, and dumps him. He leaves in a huff, stews over the issue for a week, then realises that he, also, is “in love” and “wants more” and comes back with the obligatory ring and cute puppy. They lived happily ever after. The End. This book was well written, and well narrated. Unfortunately it was also completely forgettable.