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Posted March 15, 2013
Could have been much better
This book was a good mix of intrigue and romance. Started really well but deflated little by little as sexist comments and situations started to flourish here and there. I personally did not like how most women were represented (misrepresented?) here. Most female characters were portraited as trophy wifes or trophy wife wanna-be's, avid of gossip and ready to character assassinate and backstab other women. The only emancipated characters were the ex-wife and the heroine. The ex-wife is a university sociology professor described as a 'feminist' with the added label of being a cold and controlling B. She is even described as a Dominatrix in bed happy to whip her lovers. The heroine is a kindergarden teacher under complete control of his father, a US senator, who she adores although he is a selfish and controlling bastard. He even covers up for the man that rapes her, forbids her from reporting it to the authorities and destroys all the evidence to keep appareances. It was difficult for me to get past these extreme stereotypical views of women and sexist and degrading scenes. This is an insult to all women. The sad thing is that the story was good and did not need to portrait women this viciously. It is only because of this that I give it 3 stars. Otherwise I would have given it 1.
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