A Willful Woman…

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TBR Challenge: That Midas Man by Valerie Parv

on May 17, 2017

CW: Death of a child

 

The theme: Something different.

Why this one: So, after making sure I had my April TBR post written in advance, I completely spaced on the May TBR challenge. I chose this as a fast read, by an author I haven’t, IIRC, tried before.

It actually was a little different, as Harlequin Presents go. Midas is almost a beta ruthless tycoon: he’s kind, and thoughtful, and has a legitimately tragic backstory. (His wife and child were driven to their deaths by paparazzi.) Journalist Jill is the baddie, invading his privacy in the name of getting custody of her daughter; she also has that irritating heroine habit of recklessly lying about something and then being pissed when he believes her. There’s kind of a weird suspense element at the end, which gives her a chance to redeem herself. It’s not overtly racist, but a POC is the bad guy.

So yeah, not all that different. A decent enough read, but I wouldn’t go out of my way to find a copy.

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2 responses to “TBR Challenge: That Midas Man by Valerie Parv

  1. Dorine says:

    The weeks are going by so fast that the challenge is constantly sneaking up on me. Glad you got one squeezed in!

  2. Presents is something of a hit and miss for me. There have been ones I really loved and others…not so much. As far as it goes, middle of the road isn’t bad but I have so many books to read on my TBR list, I won’t go searching out this one. Thanks for the review!

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