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Wagging My Head: Why So Many 4 and 5 Star Ratings? I'll Try #2, but.....
May 30, 2017
I want to like this book, but it just didn't move. There is a chapter midway that gets rolling with the "action plot" of the book, and then at the 80% mark (I read on Kindle, so I know the precise spot) it picks up on that storyline again. The bad guy gets chased down then, and is taken out in a matter of two paragraphs. Very disappointing. Most of the book is Jesse McDermitt getting out of the Marines and adjusting to a new life. There is far more in the love-interest story than the action story, which are kept very separate. It's like reading two different books--no wait, three different books--woven around each other: the action story, the love story, and the I'm-out-of-the-service-now story. That third one doesn't do anything, and comprises at least half the book... it just traces through him buying a boat, interacting with folks, and drinking coffee on the bridge of his boat. Yes, I will try the next one, just in hopes it does better. It may well be that Book 1 was handled poorly in trying to establish the main character... so I'll give #2 a try and see if it does better. If not, I'm done with the series, and will be wagging my head at why so many people have given it 4 and 5 stars..... that's the real mystery.