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There was too much sex in this book. Usually the storyline out weighs the sex for me with LKH books but with 'Mistral's Kiss' that didn't quite happen. For the majority of the book sex took over even when it shouldn't have. I find it hard to believe that Merry would have ignored her men being hurt or possibly killed to have sex. Yet that is what happened. I could understand if she didn't feel that they were in danger but she did. So it didn't feel true to character.
Just when the storyline really took hold the book ended and for once I almost think I made a mistake in buying an LKH book. Now I will highlight ALMOST, (sorry for the shouty capitals but I had to make a point). The story from the last sex scene onwards stopped me regretting this purchase but, only just. If the rest of the book had been longer and had half the effort put into them as the sex obviously did then my rating would have been so much better.
I really don't like leaving such a negative review for such a fantastic author but I felt, as always, the need to be truthful. I don't want to give any spoilers so I will just say that, as a fan of Doyle there was one saving grace in this book. I will really look forward to the next because of that so I really hope that my faith in LKH is rewarded.
I thoroughly enjoyed the first 4 books in the Merry Gentry series and eagerly downloaded this one. I am however only 30% of the way through it and am struggling to go any further!
Merry started of as a feisty role model of a modern woman, quite a tough cookie to be precise, she has apparently turned into a total whore with very little character, I appreciate that sex is a large part of the story and this does not bother me, but I do like there to be a story as well as the sex, otherwise I would just buy porn! There appears to be no plot to this book whatsoever, verp disappointed!
A very sad turn to a series that had great potential, RIP Meredith Gentry, I will read no more!