#6. Shouldered. "He shouldered his way into the room." ...REALLY?? He SHOULDERED his way into the room? .
Ouch, I can see shouldering his way through a crowd. But into a room?
If I read this, I'd assume he was breaking down the door.
Really? I would assume that there must be people at the door he had to shoulder his way past. Then again this is without context, so...
I would assume he was very frail and so had trouble walking through air pockets.
You guys are killing me :-).
I already returned the e-book to the library, and some other
poor sucker romance reader has checked it out, so I can't give you the exact quote today, but I put a hold on the book so when s/he returns it, I'll get it back :-).
To the best of my knowledge there was nobody blocking his way, the room wasn't full, etc. It's just his manly way of walking, I guess.
Three weeks! Three weeks I had to wait for this book! :-)
OK, here are the exact sentences.
1. He didn't like how chilly Willa looked as he shouldered through the front door.
2. Thinking how cheerful the house would be put a smile on her face as she shouldered out into the storm. (Uh-oh...not just a manly way of walking!)
3. She shouldered past him, grabbed the teapot, and stalked the few feet to the table. (Ditto!)
4. Brant shouldered into the entry.
5. Another blow he had to take as he shouldered into the room.
6. He shouldered open the front door. (This one I can almost see.)
It's only a 200 page book. Six shoulderings is more than any woman should have to bear.