I just finished reading Finders Keepers,
a Karin Kallmaker that I have never read.
It was published in 2006.
I guess I’m a few behind.
Anybody, who has read this blog knows that I adore Kallmaker.
A few of her novels are on my top lesbian romance list.
My all time favorite romance is Wild Things one of her earlier offerings.
I liked Finders Keepers, sort of.
The two main characters are likable and intelligent.
The novel deals with issues in an original fashion.
Lynda is a beautiful woman, drop dead gorgeous and, that is the last thing she wants to hear.
Her mother, uber bitch to end all bitches,
made her that way,
and I don’t mean genetically.
Marissa is a big girl, with a big brain and issues with her mother as well her body.
I liked both women , I felt for them, real empathy.
I didn’t believe their love story.
I felt the shipwreck meeting was contrived.
A little too Deus Ex Machina for me.
Let me tell you in all the years I have been reading Kallmaker,
it is the first time I didn’t buy the love story or the lead up to the sex.
I’m disappointed I was looking forward to a sexy, romantic read.
God knows, I could use one.
This book has merit, and deals with important issues in an intelligent and thoughtful way.
It wasn’t what I was looking for.
This book was a Lambda finalist, so obviously I’m in a minority in my opinion.
All of my favorite writers have at least one book that I appreciate less.
Even, Somerset Maugham wrote The Magician that I hated,
and John Irving had the truly weird and boring Son of the Circus.
I will read another Kallmaker soon, Sugar,
sounds like something I would enjoy.
I’m taking a break from romance for a while, maybe I’m jaded.