1 Northern Plunder: I aim to misbehave.: DNF Review: All He Saw Was The Girl by Peter Leonard

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

DNF Review: All He Saw Was The Girl by Peter Leonard


All He Saw Was The Girl by Peter Leonard

Published: 15th May 2012 by The Story Plant
Genre: Thriller / Mystery
Page Count: 290
Format: eBook
Source: Book Tour

Synopsis: 
Rome:
McCabe and Chip, two American exchange students, are about to become embroiled with a violent street gang, a beautiful Italian girl, and a flawed kidnapping plan.

Detroit:
Sharon Vanelli’s affair with Joey Palermo, a Mafia enforcer, is about to be discovered by her husband, Ray, a secret service agent.

Brilliantly plotted and shot through with wry humor, ALL HE SAW WAS THE GIRL sees these two narratives collide in the backstreets of Italy’s oldest city.

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Review:
Did Not Finish
1 / 5 Stars

I first received this book two years ago, it was the first book I ever agreed to review as part of a book tour and I felt terrible that I just couldn't get into it that I promised I'd give it ago at a later date.

Well this year was the later date and yet again it just didn't grip me, back then I should've known I wouldn't finish it even after time had passed but I also was very stubborn and refused to acknowledge "did not finish" could be a thing.

The reason I agreed to this tour was because I was still very much in love with Rome, I always will be, I had a great time being there and I wanted to read a book set there to see how they'd portray the two cities and whether they'd connect.

After reading two chapters and then finding myself skimming the words I realised I just couldn't do it, nothing grabbed my attention and hooked me, it was simply a chore.

I've seen the book have some good reviews and I'm upset that I didn't get to see this part of the book, but alas I just couldn't connect.

2 comments:

  1. Gah! I hate when books feel like something you HAVE to do instead of something you WANT to do. I used to push myself through them because I felt bad not finishing a review book. Now, if I ever get to a point where I'm skimming more than I'm reading, or I'm dreading picking up the book to continue reading, I give it a heave ho and tell the author that it just wasn't for me. Not only does it waste my time but I wind up in a funk and not wanting to read anything after I've pushed myself to continue reading a book I didn't enjoy.
    Kristin @ Book Sniffers Anonymous

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    1. I'm still struggling being assertive with my no's but I'm getting there which is improvement. It seems to be a struggle so many of us find us facing a lot of the time.

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