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"I never travel without my diary. One should always have something sensational to read in the train." - Oscar Wilde

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Intimate Surrender

Intimate Surrender - Laura Landon I am on some kind of a Laura Landon marathon because I am cancelling my kindle unlimited membership. The more I read the less the books could hold my interests. It is not about her writing. I almost always like her characters and she writes lyrical proses. But the plots are just too thin. They rarely go beyond the surface.

This book actually has more substance than other books I have read from her, featuring a prostitute and a vicar. I suppose it is an interesting pairing because this combination has been done. I don't know how to describe it. Her stories are.....what you see is what you get kind of simple. No imagination is required to read the book.

As for the story in this book, I feel that "a prostitute and a vicar" says it all. It is then about how they break down the social barriers and how the vicar wins the prostitute's heart. In such stories the men are always very devoted. I guess it takes a devoted man to love a woman who has had such a difficult past. Most men just don't have what it takes.

Maybe it is because of all the devotion that I find this book more boring than her other stories. I like a little more angst and struggles, more yearning and impossible love in my romance novels. When the guy is already so in love and all ready to jump to happily ever after, I kind of lost interest in what is going to happen. I mean we all know what is going to happen. It is the journey that counts. But since the guy is already commited, we are just waiting for the heroine to say yes. And I do not have the patience to wait 300 pages for that.