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review 2017-04-15 08:00
Mercury In Retrograde
Mercury in Retrograde - Merethe Walther

One lesson to be learned from Mercury in Retrograde: If something sounds too good to be true, it probably is.

Aralyn, just released from the galaxy's worst prison, gets an offer she can't resist. One more job as a smuggler and she will be able to retire. That is, if the job won't retire her first...

Mercury in Retrograde was an okay book. It had a bit of everything in it, which was probably also why I couldn't connect to the story as much as I'd liked. The characters are just too busy running from one thing to another, there's no time for any development. Even from Aralyn subjective POV it is immediately clear who will be the good guys. I've complained at length before about throwing everything in a book instead of really making one thing good in a book, so I will resist the urge to do it here. It got me out of my flow though, and when they were on the run for the nth time, I admit I started looking how much of the book was left and how long it would take me to read it.

I think it had more potential, what with the prison planet and the world in general. But quite a bit of it seemed as the surroundings for the romance plot, unfortunately. I'd expected a bit more.

Thanks to the publisher for providing me with a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review!

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review 2014-05-13 13:44
Book Review: Mercury in Retrograde by C Jane Elliott
Mercury in Retrograde - CJane Elliott

Cute, fluffy little romance about a famous actor who believes he's about to meet his soulmate. Which he does, but is too blind to recognize it. Until he does. Takes him long enough. It's very clear from the beginning who his soulmate really is, except Alex is hung up on someone else, and won't listen, hence the dipshit heroes tag. 

 

Picked this up as a freebie during a DSP giveaway last year. 

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review 2013-10-30 21:17
Mercury in Retrograde by CJane Elliott
Mercury in Retrograde - CJane Elliott

Not much to say about this except, such wasted potential.

 

It started out good, great plot and characters to play with, and a very beautiful setting.

 

I kept reading, thinking at some point she'll get back to that feeling I had in the first chapter, it just never came.

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review 2013-07-22 00:00
Mercury in Retrograde - CJane Elliott So happy this was a freebie
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review 2013-06-05 00:00
Mercury in Retrograde
Mercury in Retrograde - CJane Elliott Not particularly well written, or developed. I found Alex almost too stupid to bare. His obsession with his horoscope, and his unfaithful former lover got old really fast. His way of looking at the world, his general attitude, and way of thinking drove me crazy. He acted like he was a very young teenager for most of the book, and that did not endear me to him at all. I actually liked Ben for the most part, although I have no idea what he saw in Alex. He was even tempered, and free spirited, but found him a bit too nonchalant about his future. Hard to relate to once you reach a certain age, and you realize how important things like health insurance, and an emergency fund can be. The secondary characters were okay, and I was glad that Jeff, while not exactly a good guy, was not quite the complete ass he first appeared to be. Alex just wants him to be something he can never be, and that isn't fair to either one of them. The plot was a bit overwrought, and I didn't really find myself connecting to Alex or his predicament. It's almost sad that he buys into the idea that there isn't a fate worse than being 30, and single. Overall I found it to be trite, and uninspired. An underwhelming read for me.
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