What to say? What to say? The most generic of generic stories. - powerful CEO with no known relation to the FL taking an interest in her the moment he sees her? CHECK - powerful CEO insistent on marrying only the FL? CHECK - deal between the powerful CEO and FL for money in exchange for marriage? CHECK - "warm currents" in the heart, "electricity" at his touch, blushing "when she met his eyes"? CHECK - dubious consent? CHECK! - white lotus half-sister stealing FL's former boyfriend? CHECK - former boyfriend regretting his choice? CHECK - terrible family who treat the FL like scum? CHECK - mysteriously injured sister who needs medical treatment urgently (and hence the FL needs money)? CHECK - loyal best friend who helps the FL fight verbal wars with former boyfriend? CHECK - loving in-laws who are extremely concerned about the powerful CEO's marriage prospects? CHECK ...Generic plots are common because they work. They have a lot of popular elements in them, and this *could* have been a good story, but the author squandered the chances by: - thinking that bankruptcy could happen in a day (you have to file for bankruptcy. It takes time, not least to sell of all of your assets) - thinking that working at a bar is the fastest way to earn money - thinking that working at a bar FOR ONE DAY is the worst thing on Earth - thinking that the FL surviving without close family members FOR THREE DAYS constitutes amazing life survival skills - in general not having a good grasp on the timeline of the story - forgetting fairly obvious details (ML and FL shared the same bed once, and the ML hugging the FL has "already become a habit" -_- you know, habits are built up over time?) - thinking that the FL falling in love with the ML in give-or-take a week is acceptable - thinking that the ML forcing the FL to have sex is acceptable Overall, it's a poorly written knock-off of a super generic average story. Yes, you can read it. Yes, it could (potentially) be addictive. But why bother when there's something with basically the same plot that's better written?
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Darn! How could I forget that?! And the best thing is that, even though you haven't read it, you're almost exactly spot on with the ML's age as well lol (he's 29, just a year off) Unfortunately reviews can't be edited or I would have added it in for future reference :( haha
phoenix_8888:I like your check list. Even though, I have not read it as yet, I think you need to add in the age factor for these generic storylines as well. Usually he is approaching 30 with some life but no love experience and she is just weaned out of the nursery.