Category: Didn’t Finish

Wyoming Rugged by Diana Palmer

Posted March 9, 2016 by Kate in Didn't Finish, Review / 0 Comments
Wyoming Rugged by Diana Palmer

So I picked up this book because I have read Diana Palmer before, I read Lawless and I enjoyed it, so I figured I would enjoy this book as well. This almost never happens to me, but this was a book I legitimately could not finish. I had a hard time with this book right from the beginning, but in general for me I won’t declare a book DNF until I make it to at least 10-20%. So I stuck it out for a while with this book, but it did not get any better for me. So my biggest problems with this book was basically the writing style and the way speech patterns of the characters. As for the writing style, the POV just felt weird, and stiff, like as if someone people watching was narrating what was happening, like it was kind of generic with a lot more telling then showing. And the way the characters talk was not believable. In the first chapter is basically starts with Niki, the heroine, going on a bad blind date (or at least your told she’s on a bad blind date), who upon dropping her off at her father’s house basically tries to rape her. And while that is horrible, it was painful to read, not just because of the subject matter but because of how it written. Ms. Palmer illustrates of vulnerable Niki is by saying, “Even though she wasn’t a tiny girl, she was slender, and she had no martial […]