I've been reading Rosemary Laurey's vampire books. I like them but she's starting to lose me. Too much mystery and suspense. The romance is just a part of the soup. It's like an Agatha Christie with a love story in it. And everyone has a POV from the MC's to the sub characters, the police detective, the villian's comrades and nephew, and the kids. Not just the main (supposedly romantic) characters. They've had very little screen time. Everyone has POV's in the story. *sigh* It's sadly convoluted. Not very tight on the romance at all.
Isn't this just what a lot of people have been complaining about? Companies pushing a book as a romance, when the romance isn't the driving force in the story? It's been marketed as ... Are you sitting down for this?.... A Contemporary! Yep, right on the spine. Zebra Contemporary. The story line itself is Vampires, but there's been an interesting interpretation of a ghoul, and now a shapeshifter. How on earth is that a contemporary?
I have been lost a couple times because of the reference points, thoughts made by the listener rather than the speaker, inside diaologue parts. I read it in spurts. The story is good, very good in fact, but I keep reading waiting for more about the romance and it's not there. Granted this is the fourth in a series (If they weren't good, I wouldn't read a whole series) and an older release - 2006, but not so old that some sense of the book would have been warranted in 2004 when it was purchased by Zebra.
So, I ask you, what happened to Romance? Love your British ways Rosemary, but I'm feeling bereft without the romantic weight of the story.