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on January 22, 2018
I have a hard time not completing a book I’ve started but wish I would have quit reading this one. Very hard to read people being so repeatedly stupid. Total waste of my time.
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on January 22, 2018
NOTHING was funny about this story. Very little was believable. All in all, best to avoid.
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on October 22, 2017
This is the second time I have read this book, It is so good. Billy Havenwood pulls a childish prank on Christian in High School and it changes her life. Years later Christina sees Bill and she decides that she is going to get her revenge on him for what he did to her in high school. Bill has been cut off from his father and that can't happen because it will destroy his plans. Telling his father that he is getting married the only name that he can think of is Christian. Christina agrees to go along with his scene for his father. The plans of there own are working perfectly until they both develop feelings for one another. The thinks that happen in this book will make you laugh out loud !! What happens when Christian's plan blows up in her face ? Can they make there way back to one another or is too much damage been done to each other ?
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on May 17, 2018
This was probably the most ridiculous, least realistic book I have read in my life. No relationship could possibly succeed with major rifts occurring every day. And the behavior of the ex-girlfriend, I know it’s fiction but not fantasy. It reminds me of something a 3rd grader would write, if I could give it a zero, I would. I could not even finish it, and I rarely put a book down.
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on February 5, 2014
Her Perfect Revenge by Anna Mara is a really fun read. I love the interaction between Christina and Bill, and also William. The characters are interesting, charming and flawed. The storyline is compelling and keeps you guessing. The only thing that really annoyed me was the nicknames Bill and Christina give each other. I just can’t deal with people calling each other “honey bunny” and the like. It was bad enough when they were using such cringe-worthy nicknames to convince others they were in love, and even worse when they were using it for real. The dialogue throughout the book is brilliantly done, except during the period Bill and Christina are in a relationship for real, which is such a shame. The brief period the reader gets to see them in a relationship is, disappointingly, the worst part of the book. The cat and mouse phase is much more interesting and satisfying – their chemistry and interaction during this time is magic.

I started reading Her Perfect Revenge right after finishing Mara's other novel, Why Romeo Hates Juliet. I liked Mara’s writing style and unconventional plot structure. However, upon finishing Her Perfect Revenge, I find myself a little disappointed that the basic premise was basically copied for the two books: Hero and heroine play each other, both are initially too stubborn to admit their true feelings for each other and a love-hate relationship unfolds. About 80% into the book they finally admit their feelings for each other and experience a few days of romantic bliss. Then the heroine messes everything up and the relationship comes to a screeching halt. The hero and heroine both fall into a state of depression but refuse to communicate with each other. Over a year passes before they meet again, the truth about the reasons behind their failed relationship comes out and they reconcile. The first time I read this plot construction I thought it was fresh and refreshing; however, I will think twice before reading another of Mara’s books, as it seems she’s just sticking to this one basic construction. I sincerely hope she finds a way to give her next book an unpredictable plot structure.

Overall I enjoyed this book as much as I did Why Romeo Hates Juliet, I just wish it didn't follow the same basic plot structure.
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on September 27, 2014
This book was OK - nothing great but not really bad. The story involves Christina, who was bullied and harrassed in high school by Bill. She meets up with him years later and decides to exact revenge. This was billed as a "laugh out loud romantic comedy." It wasn't really a comedy at all to me. Bill and his friend, Jake, have serious problems with alcohol abuse. Christina can't seem to get past her teen years involving the bullying situation. Even as she meets Bill later, she can't see what he has become as an adult. These are all serious issues!

The money Bill's family had made some parts of the story unrealistic. Were they really unconcerned when she lost the engagement "rock?" When Christina moved into Bill's family home - that didn't ring true, either.

Fair story - not really a laugh-out-loud story, though!
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on August 17, 2013
I will try just about anything for the Kindle if it's free, which this was, but 99% of them are terrible and I delete them after only a few pages. This story hooked me and kept me until the end. It was a fun read. In fact, I'm going to keep my eye on this author.

This story had a different twist on the time-honored "marriage/engagement of convenience" plot. Whereas the hero and heroine were pretending to be engaged to trick the manipulative father, in fact, the father had tricked them into the fake engagement in the first place!

Yes, there were formulaic elements, but isn't that what you expect when you're reading a romance?

As with many self-published e-books, there were a few places where I wished there had been an editor (example, "alot" instead of "a lot," and I got very tired of the hero smirking. A smirk is negative to me, and a grin is much more appealing. Please, Ms. Mara, ditch the smirks in favor of grins!). I am also skeptical that the elderly billionaire father would have a ponytail. Finally, whatever happened to the lost $250,000 ring? Maybe I was reading too fast by the end, but I don't think that ever got resolved?
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on January 1, 2018
Such a fun book to read! Just when you think it over, there is another twist! A little more description of what the characters do when they are "away" would make it more dimensional. Their thoughts, EXCELLENT!
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on May 25, 2014
This was a run-of-the-mill romance novel, but I could forgive that. What I find hard to excuse is the author's heavy-handed approach to her plot. Christina was embarrassed in high school by Billy Havenwood, the school's bully. She vowed to get her revenge. Fast forward to the present, and they meet again. The plot thickens! Unfortunately, on every second or third page, the author reminds us, through Christina, of why she hates this guy. I get it already! Christina must be a very dull woman if all she thinks about is getting back on this poor schmuck. Move on, girl (and Ms Mara)! My other problem with this novel is its length. It is much too long for its content. Ms Mara runs on like a duck with diarrhea -- lots of words signifying nothing!
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on May 20, 2018
Not funny, immature, predictable, and a huge waste. I can't wait to delete this trash. I actually paid real money for this.
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