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No Regrets

2 Mar

Favorite Lines: “Finding a job that didn’t require her to say, “Do you want fries with that?” was going to be nearly impossible. It wasn’t as if she had employers beating at her door, begging her to come work for them.” (8)

I’ve got to admit for the first time I was reading a book and my inner editor took over. “He couldn’t forget the way she smelled, all sweet and warm, or the way she made these little, faint noises while she slept” (41). What is the purpose of the word ‘these’? For me, it creates confusion. It has no purpose other than word count, but hey, that’s me.

I was sitting outside of Tae Kwon Do, waiting for my daughter when the overwhelming urge to vent washed over me. I began to write the first thing that popped into my mind about this book, as I read it. Let me show you my list.

  • melodramatic
  • stilted conversations
  • stop telling me and show me
  • I’m bored
  • the conversation from the men sounds like it was written by a woman
  • I’ve now skipped about 100 pages

I won’t be reading the next book, despite the interesting plot. (A woman is tortured in the intro. for some kind of info, then saved. Eighteen months later the hero is looking her up and protecting her from afar.) Back to No Regrets. Shannon Butcher, wife of Jim Butcher, tells the tale of Noelle Blanche.

Noelle is a cryptologist on the run from a terrorist organization. The Swarm (terrorists) know that she is the only person who can break a code that will lead them to a stash of weapons. David Wolfe is the only man that can protect her. He arrives just in time to save her from the first kidnap attempt. David’s wife was killed by the Swarm and he vows to protect Noelle from the fate his wife suffered. Noelle works her no nonsense magic on David and shows him that it is possible to love again.