Friday, August 17, 2007

Book Rant #13: Nitpick Again

In one recent read, the hero and heroine are out for a drink, and engage in some flirtatious reparte. The heroine thinks to herself that she is woman of the world enough to know what the hero is insinuating. It was such a whiplash moment for me because it seemed perfectly obvious what the hero was insinuating, requiring minimal worldliness. In the same story the hero plants a smoldering kiss on the heroine and her internal monologue states that she feels it all the way down to her [brand name] shoes. Now perhaps this was an attempt at subtle product placement, but to me it felt like it wasn't that great a kiss if she was spending all that much time thinking about her shoes.