I just read a review on Amazon for a vampire romance novel.
This line is Just Plain Bad: "his chest was like paint rollers under the skin." Um, heroine to hero, I assume.
Or maybe I'm assuming too much.
But...what the heck does that mean? What the hell does a paint roller feel like under the skin? Is this something the author experienced first hand?
Eewwww...I really don't want to go there.
ETA: As I haven't read the book (and I doubt that I will, unless I can find a used copy), the line might actually be: "...looked like he was smuggling paint rollers under his skin." And it refers to six-pack abs.
WTF? Why not just say he had chiseled abs or something just as simple (and not as silly or squicky?)
Seriously, though, how can any editor or publisher worth their salt leave in something like that?
It just boggles.
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