April 8, 2009

My first one star review: A Treasure Worth Seeking by Sandra Brown

Product Description:
Erin...After years of searching for the brother she'd never known, Erin O'Shea had finally found his San Francisco address. She stood on the doorstep, unaware that she was about to walk into a shocking drama of family lies - and to meet an intriguing, infuriating man who would change her life. Lance...He was a G-man for the government's toughest cases - like the big-money scam involving Erin's long-lost brother. But although Lance was immediately attracted to her, he never dreamed that his feelings would drive him to break every rule in the book - and put his career and even Erin's future on the line.

My Review:
Be warned… I thought this book was so bad you might not even want to take the time to read my review. I’ve read and loved so many of Sandra Brown’s books so I’m surprised the story was this bad.

These are the a few of the reasons I hated it and they’re all spoilers so I’ll put my text in white. Just highlight the section below to read the text. Starting here -->

1. Within minutes of meeting Erin the FBI agent Lance forces a kiss on her. OKAY… I’ve never met a stranger who just grabbed me and kissed me. Plus Erin was still under the impression that this was her long lost brother but she still began kissing him back. YUCK

2. Erin was married before but she’s a thirty-year old virgin. YEAH RIGHT

3. Within a couple of days of meeting Lance she gives up her virginity despite the fact that she’s engaged to someone in Houston. PLEASE, YOU EXPECT ME TO BELIEVE THAT?

4. Hours after sleeping with her Lance is angry with her, manhandles her and treats her like she’s the criminal just because he heard her conversation where she told her fiancĂ©, “I love you.” Then in the next moment he’s nice again. I WOULD HAVE PUNCHED HIS NOSE!

5. The next day she’s appeasing him by saying, “You were angry. I knew that.” and he replies with a pitiful, “That’s no excuse for what I almost did. God. Rape. I’ve never been violent with a woman, Erin. Believe me." EFF YOU BUDDY! I’M OUTTA THERE.

6. Don’t even get me started on the ending!!!! He’s all mushy on the inside thinking about how much he loves her then when he finds out she’s pregnant he’s yelling at her again. CAN YOU SAY CUCKOO?

Don’t waste your time on this one!


Unknown said...

OMG, you are too funny! Very unusual review, but then again honest, and that's what matters the most. And if you really hate the book doing what you did is all you can do after all. Thanks for the review, I liked it.

bermudaonion said...

I love the way you did the spoilers! I will make sure I avoid this book - thanks for the warning.

Luanne said...

Oh Monie - Loved the review!! I've been avoiding Sandra Brown for awhile now...

Becky W. said...

Bummer! I love Sandra Brown's stuff! I'm sad that this one isn't one of her good ones! Thanks so much for the review! You're SO creative!!

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Ladytink_534 said...

How awful! I would have given it one star too!

Bingo said...

Good for you, Monie! If it stinks, say so...glad to see you do that as too often people don't and then we go and read a stinker...too bad about Sandra Brown as she used to write fairly decent books but is has been a long while since I read her. Thanks..oh, and congrats on your award!

Toni said...

Awesome Review. I haven't read any Sandra Brown since my 20s and the Texas Trilogy... I find it hard to believe she had a stinker...but I put my trust in you to say so. Awesome.