Sunday, August 3, 2008

Review – The Loner

Title: The Loner
Author: Rhonda Nelson
Publishing Date: July 2008
Genre: Contemporary
Rating: D
Sensuality: Hot

Lucas Finn was a former Ranger in the US Army. He sustained a career killing injury to his knee during a training op and is now working as a security operative for Ranger Security. His first assignment is to guard an heiress, Sapphira Stravos. She does not want to have a guard following her every move so she devises a plan to act as annoying as possible so the guard will quit. She manages to fool her first three guards, but Lucas quickly sees through her act.

This book is just one bad cliché after another. Love at first sight; check. Silly heiress secretly gives all her money away to charity because, what does she need it for; check. Her daddy doesn’t love her; check. This book is silly, silly, silly. The prose is so purple it borders on fuchsia. I actually found myself giggling several times and I am sure that is not what the author intended. Although, maybe it was, what do I know?

I didn’t want to finish it, but it was so short, I thought, “Eh, why not see it through to the end.” I am sorry I did, because the ending was just ridiculous. I guess you could say it was a fantasy, since reality never made it to the pages. Other than the ridiculousness of the characters and plot, half the book was told through mental diatribes that went on and on in the characters heads. Then to top it all off there was an over abundance of mental lusting. Maybe I am being just a tad bit to harsh on this story, but for me it was one big eye roll.

Here is what others had to say:

The Good, The Bad, The Ugly (Sandy M.)
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Christine said...


Let's get superficial. What grade would you give the cover? I'm thinking A? ;)

Jill D. said...

You know, everytime I have chosen a book because of the cover it has been a bad one. Actually, I didn't choose this one because of the cover, but the cover did catch my eye. Yeah, I'd give the cover an A!