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Rashika, The Book Owl

So my name is Rashika and I am weird. I read a lot (duh) and I watch a lot of TV. I also like to review. Check out my blog (where I co-blog with awesome people).

3rd Degree by James Patterson

3rd Degree (Women's Murder Club) - James Patterson, Andrew Gross

Note: there are probably some mistakes in here I'll correct once I am not so angry. 

That's it I am not going to bang my head anymore over this series. I was never a huge fan of this series in the first place. I picked it up because I wanted to read a crime novel with a female lead that wasn't the witness but instead the one taking things under her control. 

The mysteries in these books don't have much substance to them, they are almost along the lines of brain candy then anything else. I had given up on the series already but decided to pick it up again anyway because of the presence of a 'new' love interest. The one in the first book wasn't particularly appealing and the one in this book was an FBI dude or something like that so I decided to give the series another shot.

The joke was totally on me. James has no idea how to write a romance. I kid you not. I'd rather not read one at all then read what he comes up with. Just to give you in idea, when she first encounters this interest (Joe), she has no reaction to him but that same day when she goes home and talks to her friend she is all blushing and talking about her attraction to him. Huh? And get this after going out on dinner once and not having gotten to know each other at all she has the tingling thing going on. Let me also quote one of the cheesy liness

"“No” - he stroked my hair - “you don't have to pretend with me. You can let it out"

ummmm the girl barely knows you and also I only like cheese in my food not my literature. 

I also found out that there is a love triangle in the later books. The guy can barely write a romance what is he doing adding a love triangle?? 

Honestly the death of a certain character was the last straw for me. I will not be returning for more of this series (unless I go crazy) and I don't think I want to read any more of his books either.