21 Jan '15

Review Post : The Importance of Being Alice by Katie MacAlister (DNF)

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The Importance of Being Alice by Katie MacAlister
Published by Penguin on 2015-01-06
Genres: Romantic Comedy
Pages: 352
Format: eBook
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DNF
First in a new series!

From New York Times bestselling author Katie MacAlister comes a series about finding your own wonderland—through one roadblock at a time....

Nothing about Alice Wood’s life is normal right now. Her fiancé, Patrick, called off their wedding and relationship only days before their nonrefundable wedding trip. And though a luxurious European river cruise for one is just what she needs, it’s not what she gets....

Due to a horrible misunderstanding, Alice is now cramped in her “romantic” suite with one of Patrick’s friends. Instead of cruising along the Rhine, Main, and Danube rivers sipping champagne with the love of her life, she’s navigating the waters with a strange—yet mysteriously handsome—British aristocrat.

An author, Elliot is just looking for some alone time to write. But his stodgy, serious self is about to be sidetracked by a woman who seems to have jumped out of the pages of a fairy tale, one who is determined to shake up his life...and include him in her own happily ever after.

FTC : I requested this from NG for a fair review.

I wanted to love this book, I really really did. I am a fan of Katie MacAlister’s Dragon series and picked this up hoping that I would love it too. I couldn’t and I gave up trying around 50%. It had the same humorous writing style (which I loved) but the situations written within the plot were more slapstick than I’m used to and it didn’t work for me at all. I also had a hard time with seeing why the hell these two characters would be attracted to each other as they were written as extreme opposites. It just didn’t work for me.

I do like this author’s writing style but it was the plot that didn’t work for me. If you like slapstick and opposites-attract stories, maybe this will be one for you 🙂

DNF

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