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The Girl's Guide to (Man) Hunting (Bluebonnet, #1)

The Girl's Guide to (Man) Hunting (Bluebonnet, #1) - Jessica Clare My Rating: 3.0 I first saw the book with its stunning cover and its sexy title at Barnes & Noble, I knew I had to get my hands on it as soon as possible. What did the author mean by man hunting I wondered? Now I know. It stands for one word. Revenge. Miranda and Dane had made out - and done other things - in a closet on the last day of senior year. The next day, Dane left for the NFL without a single word to Miranda and pictures popped up over the web of what they did in the closet. Bluebonnet, being a very small town where everyone knows each other's business, soon found out and rumors started flying about Miranda, causing her mother to have a nervous breakdown. When Dane comes back to Bluebonnet, Miranda plots, planning to seduce him so she can take pictures of him in a compromising position like what he did to her. Told in altering points of view, The Girl's Guide to (Man) Hunting was a bit confusing for me. When the story was told from Dane's point of view, I was wondering, why didn't he ever mention what he did to Miranda with the photos? He only mentioned that he went to the NFL, got blackmailed by his coach's wife, left because of the scandal it caused, opened up a survival training program with his friends Grant and Colt, and was never with a woman for three years. We find out the answer to why Dane never mentioned anything about the photos much later. (Turns out he wasn't the one who posted those photos up the first place.) I didn't really like Miranda. Yes, I felt sorry for what happened to her, but she came on way too strongly on Dane for my taste and keeps on thinking that she's just doing it for one thing: revenge, when in reality, she's smitten. Um, that's a big no-no. I cringed in all the parts she was supposed to seduce Dane. It's like watching a one-way roller coaster crash on the asphalt. It's also hard to believe that Miranda is just a librarian with the things she had done, it just doesn't fit her. I can't wait to read the next book in the Bluebonnet series though, The Care and Feeding of an Alpha Male. It turns out to be about Beth Ann, Miranda's supportive best friend, and Colt, Dane's other friend. I have a feeling that they'll make a better couple than Miranda and Dane with much more chemistry. ohdamnbooks: the girl's guide to (man) hunting