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So Kate Rothwell, (bless her cotton socks) kindly sent me two of her books, Somebody To Love, and Somebody Wonderful.

This is the review for Somebody To Love.

Here’s the blurb:

My Verdict.

I found Somebody To Love quite hard to read, purely because Araminta got on my second tit. I think she was supposed to be portrayed as a strong woman, but she never really came across as being particularly strong. She came across as a woman, who seemed to let life and events dictate her actions.

I could understand that she didn’t want to be used and abused by Griffin, thus she kept him at arms length, but on the other hand, she went to work for a man, who wasn’t above murder, and beating women. What kind of fucked up logic is that? OK maybe she didn’t know he was a twat when she originally went to work for him, but I still couldn’t forgive her for staying with him for so long, and refusing to give in to the lovely Griff. Yeah, yeah, I know she she stayed for Olivia’s sake, blah blah effing blah..

I thought it was fairly obvious that Griffin was a decent bloke, plus he was rich, and quite frankly, she wasn’t, so why not just go for it? I guess I just wasn’t convinced by her motivation for not wanting to shag him senseless.

On the plus side, I liked Griffin. I liked the fact that he never tried to hide his feelings from Araminta. I hate the kind of conflict that has the lead characters playing push-me-pull-you, all the way through a damned book. There’s nothing guaranteed to piss me off, more than conflict that can be resolved with a conversation or two between the hero and the heroine.

The book itself was well written, (even if Araminta needed a good kicking or two), the plot was mildly interesting, and the chemistry between Araminta and Griffin was convincing, and had the heroine not been so wish-washy (yes Kate she was!), I would have enjoyed the book a lot more.

Overall, Somebody To Love was ok, but I wasn’t blown away by it.


  • Kate R
    January 23
    4:16 pm

    three things:
    1. ’bout time–and not as severe as I expected. (I’m curious: Do you think you held back because we sort of know each other?)
    2. but you liked the other book, right?
    3. I doubt the socks are cotton.(did I send you some? what a rotten bribe. Next time it’ll be alcohol or cash). Most of the donated yarn we get is acrylic.


  • Karen Scott In Manchester
    January 23
    5:44 pm

    You didn’t think that was harsh enough? I hink I must be losing my touch godammit!

    Seriously, it was well written, if it hadn’t been, I couldn’t have possibly held back. My main beef was Araminta, I couldn’t gel with her at all, and I hate heroine’s who get on my tits!

    Yes, I really liked Somebody Wonderful, mostly because I liked the heroine. I’m a character reader, if I don’t like the characters, I don’t enjoy the book. Luckily, I liked Griff, so I put up with Arsey Araminta!

    And yes, Alcohol would be preferable to socks, acrylic or otherwise *g*


  • McVane
    January 28
    2:13 pm

    I’m shocked. You and I have almost exactly same reactions to both books. Stop the world, somebody, because I think I’m on the wrong one! 🙂

    I agree that Araminta was a bit iffy in her own book. Griff was a gem in both. OK, I will shut up.


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