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Preview — Venus in Blue Jeans by Meg Benjamin
Venus in Blue Jeans (Konigsburg #1)
A guy. A girl. A Chihuahua. Two of them will find the love of their lives.
Coming off a broken engagement to a lying charmer, all bookstore owner Docia Kent wants is a fling, not a long-term romance. And for her fabulously wealthy and fabulously nosy parents to butt out of her life for a while. The Texas Hill Country town of Konigsburg looks like the perfect place to get...more
Docia and Ca...more
Cal Toleffson – The vet, who is also the newest member of the small town of Konigsburg. He brings so much more than his skill with animals to the town- the grapevine is all abuzz with who will be the lucky girl to get with him.
Docia Kent – Trying too hard or just hiding from herself, with Docia you never can tell – when she spots Cal however – that’s a decision that was definately not hard to make.
After living in Konigsburg, Texas for two years, you would think the town would h...more
I loved Cal, the vegetarian veterinarian in Texas, and Docia the trust fund baby who just wants to make it on her own. Their courtship is sweetly awkward at the start before steaming up and boiling over into full-on love and passion. The suspense was drawn out well, with bits and pieces dropped throughout the novel, and the culprit a bit of a surpise.
The story was forgettable. I couldn't remember what happened in the story between the sessions I sat down to read.
The writing got on my nerves. At times it was extremely disjointed. Unrelated sentences kept popping up at random. The plot was anything but concise. There were a lot of subplots that were shortchanged so much I wondered why they were there at all.
There was no chemistry between the leads and they hardly spent any time together. I had a hard time believing in their HEA in su...more
Overall I'd give this a 3.75 star rating. I liked it but didn't go out of my way to continue reading. I probably would read more by her.
The writing itself is probably not worth 4*s but my enjoyment of the book was, I'll look for more of this author's books in the future.
If it had not been a freebie from amazon.com, I would have been spared the lost time. Next time I'll actually look at some reviews before taking a freebie.
You really do get what you pay for.
Steamy, nice prose, reads well, fairy tale level romance, not a bad way to waste an even...more
I liked the dog, though.
I'll definitely keep this series on my to-read list - a rarity for me with freebies.
Here's the thing: I don't read romance in order to read about realistic, mostly healthy relationships between generally well-adjusted people. Because that, while nice and what we should all strive and hope for for ourselves and our loved ones, is NOT INTERESTING.
Other than that, loved it. Loved the central characters, story line, plot twists, everything. Can't wait for the next one.
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