I recently read a book. A well-crafted book written by an author I admire. And I didn’t love it.
I liked it. I powered through the whole book in a few days. The writing was strong. The premise was interesting. But I didn’t feel satisfied at the end.
The plot tied up pretty well. But something was missing.
There were characters I liked. But I didn’t connect with the protagonist. I didn’t like his voice. And that made it impossible to enjoy the journey with him.
It stopped me from being immersed in the book. It made everything slightly less believable to me.
And suddenly it clicked.
When an agent writes, I didn’t connect with the character or the voice in response to your partial, this is what they mean.
It was like, not love.