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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...)

Substitute Heart

Substitute Heart - Summer Michaels The best thing about it was the cover. It was an unconvincing little piece about a widower who got a visit by his dead soldier husband in a kind of Dickens-hommage. There was no reason at all why this was placed in a military context. The "visiting ghost" part was neither logic nor convincing. The encouraging message was: "Sleep with my comrade, who has been in love with you, even before he knew you" - what's the step-up from insta-love? - "or you will be a homeless pathetic failure in life."This was simply bad, I didn't like any of the "characters" (too many of them and none really distinguishable) and formulaic "love" - what I actively disliked the most: the love letter in the beginning. That was cheesy and not romantic or moving.