I am a fan of the romance genre. I read these in high school and off and on. I still like a well crafted romance with smart dialogue and interesting characters. This isn’t that book. Even my 1970s self probably would have dumped this title fast. Once again we have our favorite romance trope where obnoxious guy and nice girl fall in love.
The set up is that our heroine, Sara, is de-facto guardian of her step sister, Nicky. Nicky wants to get married to her boyfriend, Richard. Sara knows they are too young, and is trying to get these crazy kids to slow down. Wouldn’t you know it? Richard’s uncle is ultra obnoxious Alex Brandon. The dialogue is bullying and there is thinly veiled violence. Worst part: she calls him on it and he tells her that’s what women like. Ugh.
I think I will look for a romance from this century.