Meggin Cabot – “She Went All The Way”

3 Jan

GENRE: Romance / Contemporary
PUBLISHED: Avon Books, 2002

The back blurb:
“Success hasn’t spoiled screenwriter Lou Calabrese – it’s just given her a taste for luxury. And it’s put her in some bizarre situations – like in a helicopter en route to the wilds of Alaska, sharing too-close quarters with the last man she wants to be with: Jack Townsend! Once a sexy nobody whom Lou helped make a somebody, Jack’s just been dumped by a high-profile Hollywood airhead – who’s eloped with Lou’s longtime love! So what elso could go wrong?
Their pilot could t ry to shoot the most adored man in America. They could crash land in the icy, mountainous middle of nowhere. And at the worst possible moment, when survival should be their only consideration, Jack could start wondering if maybe he wasn’t a wee bit too hasty for not giving this sexy screenwriter a second look – while Lou could start noticing how superstar Jack is kind of hot after all …”

There is nothing wrong with this novel. In fact, the way it’s written is rather good. It’s easy and fast to read, even humorous sometimes. But even though, it somehow didn’t work for me and left me with: “Okay. Good. Let’s move on.”

So what’s the problem?

I think it has to do with the fact that the story takes place over just a few days with a lot of action elements. To make a reader believe that in a very short amount of time the hero and heroine are deeply in love is always a problem, but usually I go along for the ride and don’t question the HEA. Here, I wasn’t totally convinced, mainly because of the things that happen during the time the hero and the heroine spent together. She Went All The Way is a over-the-top action story. The hero and the heroine are hunted by killers for some unknown reason in the wilderness. A lot of things that happen there are hard to believe. Sometimes thought I read a script for some kind of James-Bond film. This makes the novel a fast and, despite the improbabilities, an entertaining read, but it also made me disbelieve the story and therefore the characters and distanced me from the whole thing.

Which is a shame because Meggin Cabot sure can write and I like her voice.

Would I recommend this novel? Yes.

Would I read this novel again? No.

Grade: 3,5 / 5


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