Review of Too Good to Be True

To Good To Be True is a romance novel by Kristan Higgins.

How far would you go to get over a guy?

When Grace Emerson’s ex-fiancé starts dating her younger sister, extreme measures are called for. To keep everyone from obsessing about her love life, Grace announces that she’s seeing someone. Someone wonderful. Someone handsome. Someone completely made up. Who is this Mr. Right? Someone…exactly unlike her renegade neighbor Callahan O’Shea. Well, someone with his looks, maybe. His hot body. His knife-sharp sense of humor. His smarts and big heart.

Whoa. No. Callahan O’Shea is not her perfect man! Not with his unsavory past. So why does Mr. Wrong feel so…right?

To Good To Be True

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  • Title: To Good To Be True
  • Raina Rating: 5 out of 10
  • Genre: Contemporary Romance
  • Author: Kristan Higgins

I can’t believe the high ratings this book got from others. I’m sorry but I just don’t get it. It was confusing and jumped around so much with filler that by the time she got to the main point I was half asleep.

Let me give you a line from this book …

No. These were blue-collar arms. Iron -worker arms. Man-who-can-fix-car arms. An image of Russell Crowe in L.A. Confidential flashed to mind. Remember when he’s sitting in the backseat at the very end of the movie, and his jaw is wired shut and he can’t talk? I found that very horny

“I found that very horny” … What the heck does that even mean? Does she mean she found it very sexy or it made her horny? Hell if I know because there were a lot of little tiny mistakes like that throughout the whole book.

And before you ask, no this was not a self-published book. This is a Harlequin romance so there really is no excuse for this lazy ass editing.

People say that Kristan Higgins is a genius. If that’s the case it must be based off of her other work because this book sure didn’t leave me with that impression.

Honestly my overall thought about this book was … ‘And I paid $6 for this e-book? And then I wondered how in the world so many other people gave it 5 stars at Amazon. Did we even read the same book?

At least one guy at Amazon agreed with me. “Unfortunately, she’s also got a penchant for thirty-something women who seem to have stopped growing emotionally somewhere around 12 years of age. They tantrum, bitch, make up fake boyfriends again and again, cling with stalker-like tenacity to guys that barely give them the time of day, assuage every ill with hagen-daaz and a cuddle with a cute pooch, and hooo-boy, do they ever cry.”

 

Buy it, Borrow it, or Skip it?

I give TO GOOD TOO BE TRUE a BORROW  IT.  I thought about going with a skip it but it wasn’t quite bad enough or that so I will say it borders between borrow or skip it. My only real advise is not to waste your money buying it.

Perhaps i the publisher would have polished the final version of the book more before release which is of course their job, then I would have changed my opinion but as of now, I have lost all respect for Harlequin . No wonder more and more people self publish anymore. I mean what the heck is a publisher for anyway … obviously not to help edit.

 

 

 

 

 

Review of Too Good to Be True

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