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It's too cliche...I won't say I'm in love
Reviewed in the United States on March 22, 2021
"Hercules" is my all-time favorite Disney movie.
Not that that has much to do with "Learn Your Lesson," the smutty, loose retelling of the story of Hercules and Meg falling in love...with Hades as well, of course.
Maybe it’s just me that can’t imagine Hades as a salt-and-pepper-haired man with glasses who’s totally not my type. Maybe it’s the fact that Hercules is all insta-love and not much else. Or maybe it was the way they were so possessive with one another in a way that was supposed to be romantic and cute but to me was just incessant and weird.
Maybe it’s the fact that everything interesting about Meg we already knew from the previous book. Or maybe it’s the fact that there was more of an actual plot in this one than I anticipated.
But whatever it was, I was disappointed.
In theory, this book has everything I like, even more than "Desperate Measures" did, and I can see why other people would really enjoy it. But it just felt a lot less real, more cliche, and honestly a bit boring and repetitive at times.
Plus, the amount of spelling and grammar errors in this book was very distracting from the smut aspect. I usually forgive self-published works some slip-ups but for a finished novel, this story had a lot of mistakes. Like, straight-up on the level of being lazy at times.
Katee Roberts, do you need an editor?? Because I know a good one… (spoiler, it's me).
Here’s to hoping for better things out of Hook’s story, but at this point, I won’t lie that I’m just anxiously awaiting for when I get to "The Sea Witch."
2 out of 5.