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Tami

Tami

I'd do nothing but reading if I could (ok, maybe eat some great food, buy some fancy shoes between two books...oh, and spend some quality time with the gorgeous guy I married while I am on reading-break anyway...)

Currently reading

The Handmaid's Tale
Margaret Atwood
Trek Science - mit Warpgeschwindigkeit in die Zukunft? (German Edition)
Inga Nielsen, Stefan Thiesen

I liked the main story.

Someone Else's Fairytale - E.M. Tippetts

It had a nice pacing and I did like the main characters.

 

It kept me reading and interested very much until the 2/3 mark.

 

Then something threw me:

the whole No-Sex thing. I really didn't get it. The reasoning with not wanting children now, is not exactly convincing as there are options to be nearly 100% safe. And so it really read more like a friendship story than a romance. 

There was zero sexual tension. Zero, zilch, nada.

And that felt very strange.

It didn't bother me, that it was a clean romance - I do like them, but I missed passion. It felt somehow lifeless. The way two adult people are in a romantic relationship and no one is tempted to do more than cuddle and kiss. No petting, no touching, nothing.

So there is no believable (at least to me) build-up.

 

And then the cheap shot in the end - the wedding. I guess they will have sex on their wedding night, but guessing is all the reader can do...

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