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review 2017-07-13 19:59
Boystown - Season 7
BOYSTOWN Season Seven - Jake Biondi

Oh this was once again...tasty!

 

 

There are not many who can pull off this level of soap opera drama and do it so well but Jake Biondi has a knack that just can't be matched.  This was every bit as enjoyable as the other seasons and the backstabbing, cheating and crazy antics being had here are so damn enjoyable I swear we could hardly keep a straight face. Marco and I had a blast!

 

 

Once again, trust no one...

 

 

because you never know what will come next...

 

 

or who is telling the truth...

 

 

or who is sleeping with who...

 

 

or who wants to strangle who.

 

 

I only just wish there had been some scenes in the hospital...

 

 

Bwahahahaha!!!  Because I swear at one point there may have been not 1...

 

 

but 9 cast members in a hospital bed.  Gawd I love it.  

 

At this point, I honestly could handle a few being killed off...

 

 

Because...quite frankly the number of characters is overwhelming and keeping track of all the details can get to be a lot.  And yet, I am completely consumed.  

 

I only hope Camille remains...because there are very few like her around.

 

 

Once again the number of cliffhangers left our minds racing! And with 2 funerals in store, who will be in the caskets...actually dead??  We shall see.

 

Can't wait for this crazy train to continue!!

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review 2017-05-19 17:06
Family Jewels
Family Jewels - M.J. O'Shea

So this was my second by this author and what a different journey this one was. Corkscrewed was such a surprisingly fantastic read (see review here) that I just expected more here.

 

I really enjoyed how this booked opened and my only initial complaint was the continuous time jumps and therefore lack of relationship development that I felt could have really enhanced what was taking place between them.  I mean we get an initial hookup and then miss the next SEVEN dates.  SEVEN!  Really?

 

But they came together for me and while I knew the shit would hit the fan at some point, I enjoyed not knowing how the hell this would ever work out.

 

Well...

 

Well...

 

After about 70% this book took a tailspin into another storyline that just left me wondering in the end what the point even was.  And the mysterious murderer...smack me upside the head...that came out of nowhere and made zero sense.

 

I probably would have landed around a 4 had things not gone this route so like I said, I enjoyed myself...but good grief. This last bit drops this to a easy 3 star book.  

 

So unfortunate, as I feel that had there been some structure at all or editing in this it could have been so much better.  But maybe it's just me.

 

 

After sitting here for a few more hours thinking on this and getting further commentary from Marco, I just can't with the stupidity of some of this.  And that ending...

 

*drops rating from 3 to 2*

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text 2017-05-19 16:49
Reading progress update: I've read 100%.
Family Jewels - M.J. O'Shea

 

That moment when you finish a book and wonder...

 

What the hell?

Did this author have an outline before they started?

Did anyone edit this or offer commentary to the author?

What was the point of that last 30%?

Should I tell Marco to quit now or is it just me?

What the hell?

What the hell?

 

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text 2017-05-19 12:28
Reading progress update: I've read 87%.
Family Jewels - M.J. O'Shea

 

Wow. So this connection came out of left field. 

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text 2017-05-18 17:52
Reading progress update: I've read 57%.
Family Jewels - M.J. O'Shea

Yep...shit meet fan.

 

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