o.k. I admit it, I enjoyed this book. But I have to say I enjoyed it despite the poor writing and the weak plot. I've never read a full-blown romance novel before-- I was a little embarrassed.
The main character is based on Showalter's target audience-- a loner (misunderstood) pleasantly plump woman who reads romance novels and she meets a domineering god like man who demands sex from her, oh la la.
The language was-- inconsistent. The protagonist says things like, "I hope he is not slain," and also, "He probably thinks I'm a freak," ummm-- I don't think so.
But as I said, I enjoyed it (blushing and giggling).