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Reviewed in the United States on September 21, 2017
There's a saying in cooking, the presentation has to be great. In writing, the presentation is in how well a book is edited and formatted. This book falls down in that respect.
Billionaire and son of the current sitting president, Jake Sherbrooke has a reputation in the tabloids as a playboy. The reality couldn't be further from the truth. He's a hands on philanthropist and engineer who runs his own foundation from the front lines. It's on the front lines of a hurricane which decimated part of New England where he meets navy doctor Charlie. Charlie is home on leave and facing an important decision when the hurricane hits. But then jake breezes into her life and nothing is the same.
To say I had a lot of problems with this story is underselling it.
The grammar was so haphazard I wonder if the book received any editing. If it did, the editor needs to be fired. So many comma problems. So, so many. It was almost unreadable.
The author didn't do a whole lot of research. Just as an FYI, most A named storms aren't that powerful... Andrew was an exception... And New England never gets a direct hit from the first storm of the season. They may get the remnants. But never a full fledged direct hit. It has to do with water and air temperatures.
The lack of research carried into Charlie's career. Based on the fact that she's considering retiring and that the navy paid for her degree in medicine, she has to be in her early 40s. The navy requires this because they don't want to be used just for an education and then lose their doctors to much more lucrative private practice. There are contracts and the navy's website spells this out. And while I am all for a reverse age gap, that needed to be stated and Charlie acts nothing like a mature 40 year old woman.
Then there are the characters. Jake is so generic that I can't really tel you much about him. Charlie is also fairly generic and what personality is there is pretty annoying.
The plot is predictable and several subplots are just left hanging. Like the stuff with Charlie's family. There's no resolution. Speaking of, the sex also cuts off midway. You get all of the foreplay in lurid detail, but no actual penetration. Just the morning after. It's at the point where I can't call this a clean romance... The foreplay is too descriptive. But I can't call it steamy either. It's a cop out.
In all I was super disappointed with this book and I won't bother checking out the rest of the series.
Two stars... And that's only because there was no out and out egregious offense.