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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

Stolen Magic (Shadows of the Immortals) (Volume 1)
Marina Finlayson
Das Schlimmste kommt noch oder Fast eine Jugend
Charles Bukowski
Die linke Hand Gottes
Paul Hoffman, Reinhard Tiffert

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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