Paul and Rachelle: yay or nay?

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Re: Paul and Rachelle: yay or nay?

Post by Nyambura Githui » 24 Dec 2018, 07:25

I always want a little bit of romance in any book I read, so it's a "Yay" for me.

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Post by Ever_Reading » 26 Dec 2018, 02:07

Bianka Walter wrote:
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By the end of the book, I was so over them. The 'will they, won't they' got very boring. In the end, I was actually indifferent about their relationship.
Same here. :roll: By the end, I wouldn't have cared less if they went their separate ways. Their relationship was exhausting.
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Post by Ever_Reading » 26 Dec 2018, 02:12

It's a "nay" from me. It was as though the author did not want them to be together. Their back and forth, one step forward three steps back type of relationship was irritating, to say the least. I usually enjoy a touch of romance in crime and mystery novels, but R.J. Torbert did not do a good job with the two of them. I found Bud's relationship with Deborah more interesting.
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Post by Highly Favoured One » 27 Dec 2018, 23:44

A touch of romance always adds some flavor to any story, so yay for me. Only that it shouldn't have been so hairsplittingly crazy for them to try and get together only to be flung so far apart all over again by succeeding events.

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Post by Alicia09 » 30 Dec 2018, 00:42

I found their relationship to be annoying and highly unrealistic. Paul loved Rachelle, but she repeatedly rejected his advances many times throughout the book. She also acted rude towards Paul once she started to like him. I don't think a sensible man would keep pursuing a sour puss like Rachelle in real life, unless he had mental problems. Plus, he was described as a good looking man with a six pack and a good job. I imagine that if a man like that existed in real life, he would have easily moved on with someone else (considering all the opportunities he may have gotten from other women).
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