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MandyM

Stuff I'm reading... Mostly romance and Scifi/Fantasy.

Kestrel's Chance - Harper Fox Harper Fox is an auto-buy for me but I really didn't enjoy this one. I found the characters very unlike-able. Kestrel (what a stupid name) and Rory are partners in the Scottish mountain Search and Rescue team. Rory has been crushing on Kes for 6 years but one night in a bar Kes becomes strangely enraged that Rory (just by being a nice guy) has made him forget the anniversary of the death of his previous partner, a married father of three with whom Kes had a secret part-time affair. Bizarrely Kes gets drunk, beats Rory up and proceeds to say really terrible things to him. Rory just runs around after him trying to make him feel better. For me Kes came across as petulant and incredibly self-absorbed. And Rory had a severe case of doormat-itis. I wanted to stop reading but it was such a short story that I just skimmed the rest. The set-up at the end with the fake French tourists totally lacked credibility.