>> Tuesday, December 03, 2002

I also finished and loved Sweet Fortune. It had a completely different feel than Falcon, thank God, otherwise I would have died due to too much angst. It gets a B+.

It had the vintage Krentz elements that I love, like a vulnerable hero who really needs the heroine, a lightish suspense subplot and likeable characters, but there were a couple of things which kept it from being an A. First of all, it bugged me how Jessie kept being manipulated by everyone; it was a bit too much. And I wanted to kill them all when they breezily assumed Jessie and Hatch were getting married, and completely ignored her when she said they weren't. Maybe it's just me, but this makes me feel very frustrated... it was the same feeling I had with Crusie's Crazy For You.

The best part was the ending, how both Jessie and Hatch renounced to what they were supposed to care about most in the world, each showing the other he/she was the most important thing in their world. The scene where Hatch is completely conviced he's ruined everything, and Jessie's going to leave him now, is especially poignant. Beautiful!

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