Sunday, June 24, 2012

The Secret Life of Prince Charming by Deb Caletti

Quinn comes from a long line of betrayed women. In fact, her father is the culprit who broke her mother's heart, then abandoned the family. While visiting him one weekend, Quinn notices that her father has an interesting collection of artifacts. Upon closer examination, she discovers that each of her father's prized possessions actually belongs to ex-lovers, which he stole. Determined to find the truth about her father, she enlists the help of her half sister to find these women, return their possessions, and learn their stories of what went wrong. 

Although Caletti's storytelling ability is flawless, the plotline is boring and cliche. I got really tired of the "he done me wrong" theme that permeated throughout the entire novel with no real solution - and the list on the refrigerator doesn't count. I will say that the story became more engaging once Jake came into the picture - several places made me laugh - but it wasn't until I was 200 pages into the novel, which was too little too late.

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