The Deal Breaker

We went to Dallas on the weekend and it was a rushed and busy trip but I was a lucky girl as my husband decided to do all of the driving and so that meant I got to read quite a bit. Yay.

outlander.jpgI decided to take Outlander with me because I figured it was a chunky enough book for the seven hour ride (to and from) and lucky for me the story was engaging and fun. I had a few quibbles with the main character, Claire who travels back in time and who I thought was a bit too nonchalant about it. I am sorry but I think I would have been freaking out a bit more than she did.

Anyway, still enjoyable though until about half way through the book and we get to one scene that just left me thinking “What?!” I really hate to mention spoilers but I think I have to so if you’ve not read the book and don’t want to be spoiled, look away now!

What was my big complaint? If you’ve read the books, I think you know. The scene where Jaime beats Claire and then she justifies it and all is good with them. Hello? I didn’t find this romantic, erotic, nothing. It was just a major letdown.

So now I’m kind of stuck as to what to do. Do I continue reading as I’ve already gotten through half of that chunkster or should I move on? Part of me wants to figure out how the end is resolved but I guess I just don’t want to read more about the “love story” as it doesn’t feel all that romantic to me. Ah well. So is it me? Did anyone else feel like this after reading this book?

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