Pillow Talk by Freya North

April 11, 2008 clorindat
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This book won Romantic Novel of the Year 2008. All I can say is this: if this book won, the rest in the competition must have been dire.

The book started off well, and the synopsis looks really interesting (I love a love lost but re-gained story):

By day, Petra Flint is a talented jeweller working in a lively London studio. By night, she sleepwalks. She has 40 carats of the world’s rarest gemstone under her mattress but it’s the skeletons in her closet that make it difficult for her to rest. The insomniac. At one time a promising song-writer, Arlo Savidge now teaches music at a boys’ boarding school in North Yorkshire. He assumes he’s happy with his isolated lifestyle. But, like Petra, ghosts from his past disturb his sleep. Putting the past to bed. Petra and Arlo loved each other from afar during their schooldays. Now, seventeen years later, in a tiny sweetshop one rainy day, they stand before each other once more. Could this be their second chance?

So, this is a book about two people meeting again….well not quite – not until a third of the way into the book, and after you have to read about Petra’s oh so good sex that quite frankly, as you read it doesn’t sound great at all. Then you have to put up with really boring scenes as she visits her parents and such. Several yawns later and I was starting to wonder what was going on – where was this award winning romance?

So, in the end I skim read the boring bits and finally got to the bit where they meet. – almost half way through the book! What a let down…esp as they meet then one runs off and they don’t meet again for about 5 chapters later!

Oh dear – by this time I’m really wondering why I’m reading this at all….so I flicked through the rest of the book and have given up on it. No point in wasting time on boring books where I lost any interest in the characters long ago…

It seems with chick-lit these days, the first half of the book you have to put up with the heroines dodgy boyfriend and guess how they will break up (usually it’s because he cheats – no exception in this book). I did keep wondering whether it was me – not the book…this book has some great reviews on Amazon…and of course it won that award I mentioned earlier…who knows, but this book wasn’t for me.

Rating: No rating because I didn’t finish this book

 


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  • 1. julietarcher  |  April 11, 2008 at 3:54 pm

    My lips are sealed. For once.


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