Thursday, July 27, 2017

Review: DEAD AND BURIED by Jennifer Rebecca!

My Review: I am going to be completely honest here... I did not finish this book. I could not finish this book. I tried so hard. I was really sold on the synopsis, and I was looking forward to reading this... Then I read the beginning, and felt a little let down. But hey. Some books take a little while to get their stride. Unfortunately, I'm not sure this book could do anything other than stumble.

These characters were like.. I'm not sure I can find the right word. Parodies? Caricatures? Every single character was over the top. The hero growled just about once per page. He even got in a fight with his friend/partner over Shelby the second day they ever hung out. I think it was supposed to be a play fight, but it just felt weird. He was telling people she was the one after ONE DATE! And when Shelby ran into one of his exes at the hospital... the woman was an outrageous, unbelievable beeyotch. There is no way that situation would happen in real life. 

I saw several reviews talking about how funny this was... but it actually just made me angry. I kept going as long as I could, because I actually wanted to like it. I love romantic comedies, and my enjoyment of Janet Evanovich books proves my love of ridiculous situations.. But this book was not the fun kind of ridiculous. It almost felt like this book was making fun of fun romances.

I'm also going to throw out a quick complaint about the pacing and time jumps. This book did not make time clear when it came to a new scene - is it the same day, just later? Days later? Etc. There's a lot of confusion there.

But hey, your mileage may vary. I might try and pick this up again in the future, but for now.. I would rather spend my time reading things that don't make me upset.

Cover Lovin': A promising cover.

Recommendation: Book one, no prior knowledge necessary. You will need to like your books over the top to enjoy this one.

Final Rating: DNF. I'm not rating this since I didn't actually finish it.

Happy Reading!
~!~ Amanda, Novel Addiction~!~

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Title: Dead & Buried

Author: Rebecca Jennifer

Genre: Contemporary Romance

About Dead & Buried:

You ever hear the phrase, about as successful as a soup sandwich? Well, that's me, I’m the soup sandwich, but instead of a soggy mess, you have a twenty five year old with a Bachelor’s degree in nothing useful who just quit her job at the local home improvement store where there were definitely no tortured billionaires looking to tie anyone up--and that's not a bad thing. I know, it's looking pretty sad right about now, but at least I don't still live with my parents…   So, here I am, embarking on a new journey covering the Funerals and Obituaries section of the local paper, the San Diego Metro News, for the editor--brace yourself--my uncle, Sal. Unfortunately, while my parents are on vacation, my Granny and her friends are determined to stir up some trouble--but this time, they may have bitten off more than they can chew--especially when some of the residents of the local retirement community are turning up unnaturally dead.   There is nothing that will keep me from protecting the people that I love, no matter how crazy they may be--not even the sexy, I mean stubborn, homicide detective, Trent Foyle, can stop me.   My name is Shelby Whitmore and I'm kind of the newest reporter for the San Diego Metro News, but hey, I'm a hit with the blue hairs.  

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About the Author:

Jennifer is a thirty something lover of words, all words: the written, the spoken, the sung (even poorly), the sweet, the funny, and even the four letter variety. She is a native of San Diego, California where she grew up reading the Brownings and Rebecca with her mother and Clifford and the Dog who Glowed in the Dark with her dad, much to her mother’s dismay.   Jennifer is a graduate of California State University San Marcos where she studied Criminology and Justice Studies. She is also an Alpha Xi Delta.   10 years ago, she was swept off her feet by her very own sailor. Today, they are happily married and the parents of a 8 year old and 6 year old twins. She can often be found in East Texas on the soccer fields, drawing with her children, or reading. Jennifer is convinced that if she puts her fitbit on one of the dogs, she might finally make her step goals. She loves a great romance, an alpha hero, and lots and lots of laughter.

Twitter: @JenniRLreads

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Disclaimer: I received a copy in exchange for a fair and honest review.

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