Jaded by Anne Calhoun

Posted in Chick Lit/ Contemporary Romance/ Reviews 13th February 2016
Jaded by Anne CalhounJaded by Anne Calhoun
Series: Walkers Ford #2
Published by Berkley on February 4th 2014
Pages: 304
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two-stars

After life as a cop in Denver leaves him burned-out, Lucas Ridgeway returns to Walkers Ford, South Dakota, to serve as their chief of police. He’s hoping to start over with a clean slate and avoid any emotional entanglements—even after his next-door neighbor kisses him senseless. Alana is passionate, dedicated, and most importantly leaving town soon. So why not have some fun?Alana Wentworth comes from a larger-than-life political family, yet all she wanted was to be a librarian. Then after an embarrassing marriage proposal from Mr. Not-For-Her, she jumps at the chance to live her dream for a few months. She wasn't supposed to get involved with the community—or sexy, troubled Lucas. But when the time comes for Alana to put Walkers Ford behind her, she’s not ready. And Lucas may not be ready for her to go…

I wish I could rate this higher than what I’m giving, but honestly, I was just hopelessly bored when the clichéd cop/librarian relationship just seemed to drag on without respite. There wasn’t anything too attractive about Lucas Ridgeway, whom I thought way too emotionless, jaded and staid to enjoy anything except sex. And while Alana Wentworth was quiet but determined and a fairly good counterpoint to Lucas, I still couldn’t for the life imagine anything life-changing between them.

Fairly disappointing overall, but I won’t quite give up on Anne Calhoun just yet, especially when some of her stories are just that memorable.

Just not this one, sadly.

two-stars

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