Thursday, January 10, 2013

Bridesmaid Lotto (McMaster the Disaster)

Bridesmaid Lotto (McMaster the Disaster)
 

 
1.0 out of 5 stars Totally Awesome - NOT!
 
I truly cannot understand how this book could have become a USA Today bestseller. There must be another version out there that I couldn't down-load, because the book I got was so riddled with typos, grammatical errors and just plain old lousy dialogue, that I can't imagine it going anywhere on any kind of list.

Not only did this book have the above problems, but the simple fact was the the protagonist Josie was plain old rotten - most of the time she was just horribly mean,witchy, cruel, childish and whiny! Yes, this was a book about Josie winning this lottery and you come to find out that she never wanted to enter and yet - she won! Out of hundreds of thousands (or whatever) of entries - she won. Did she ever seem a little grateful? Was she at all kind to the bride? Did she treat the bridesmaids that were a little different, with the respect she demanded? An emphatic NO to all of those questions. And let's not even start with the character of Jake Hall...ugh.

The premiss sounded good, but that was it. I SOUNDED good. I did not work under this authors attempt. What was supposed to be a funny, light and light-hearted book, turned into a painful experience for most of the people who actually read it.

The dialogue was trite and cliched and written as if the characters were living in the late 80's or 90's not the 21st century. I can't beleive that women in this age bracket still talk this way or act this way.

Hopefully this author got a proof-reader for the next two books, because quite frankly, even my simple Word program would have cleaned up most of the problems with this manuscript.

This was a painfully disappointing read.

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