It’s time to abandon ship me mateys! And oh I be highly disappointed. I just re-read the first book of the series, windswept and gave it me second reflections. While I still loved that novel, I should have skipped this one completely. I made it to page 51 of 375. Two things made me grumpy: 1) the mention of Jackson Pollack (pg. 41) and 2) the bad guy (pg. 50).
Now I have no real hatred of Jackson Pollack, but the mention of him was just so incongruous that I was taken aback and thrown out of the story. And to be fair the story was fine up until that moment. Then the premise of Padma’s new problem to solve was introduced on page 51 and it made me furious. It seemed both unrealistic and a lazy choice. I had no interest in this storyline at all. Had I read the blurb for the second book, I would have known and not purchased it. But I normally don’t read book two synopses because I like being surprised.
Mistake on this one. Wish it had stayed a standalone.
Normally I post the synopsis of a novel here but as it has spoilers and I hate it, I am not including it . . . read book one but skip this one!
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