This was a gem. I don't know what compelled me to download it, but I'm glad I did. There's something very interesting about these characters. I haven'...moreThis was a gem. I don't know what compelled me to download it, but I'm glad I did. There's something very interesting about these characters. I haven't really be feeling the paranormal vibe recently and this was great to draw me back.(less)
Was it original? No. Did I love it? Yes. I'm not sure why it's called One Night With a Billionaire when clearly it's more like five nights, but I real...moreWas it original? No. Did I love it? Yes. I'm not sure why it's called One Night With a Billionaire when clearly it's more like five nights, but I really liked the characters. They didn't do any of those annoying things that make me twitch while reading. They were both very much their own people and while there was some minor panic emotionally, it wasn't anything that made your eyes roll about how dumb the characters concerns were. It was very well balanced, something I haven't seen from VLT in a while. Normally she goes a little overboard at least once. I'm glad I clicked on this one.(less)
I'm on the fence about this one. It's cheesy fun and it was exactly what I needed that day to just get me out of my own head. However, this story does...moreI'm on the fence about this one. It's cheesy fun and it was exactly what I needed that day to just get me out of my own head. However, this story does have my BIGGEST pet peeve. GD. Either say God Dammit! or don't, but writing GD fifty times is annoying as hell. It means the same thing! Use it or don't, but if you have an issue with the word then GD shouldn't be in your vocabulary. The intent is exactly the same and abbreviating the word doesn't change that. If it's that big of a deal to you religiously then both should be taboo. If it's not, then just say the word. It's almost as annoying as people who cross out "God dammit" when they see it written in a library book. IT'S NOT YOUR BOOK! Crossing it out just brings even more attention to it. Get over yourself. If it's that big of an issue for you then put the book down and stop reading it. I especially love when it's written after a sex scene. Apparently the sex was okay but the person is suddenly too religious for two words. If you're that religious you probably shouldn't be reading a book with pre-marital sex in it. Just saying. Either stand by your belief or let it be. Half-assing (is half-assing supposed to be hyphenated?) your belief system does you no good and just makes you sound like a hypocrite to others. It's like picking one rule in Leviticus that is easy for you to follow and then saying Jesus died so I don't have to follow the other ones, while still condemning every gay person out there. If you follow all of Leviticus then I'll support your decisions 100%. You live your life trying to do it all. If you pick and choose your hate then you're not someone I want to know.
Waiting On You was a fun, kooky jaunt through the life of a small town matchmaker. There were moments when I enjoyed the story, and others when it got...moreWaiting On You was a fun, kooky jaunt through the life of a small town matchmaker. There were moments when I enjoyed the story, and others when it got a little too cheesy for me... Ultimately it was the characters that kept me interested despite some of the craziness. They all seemed like genuinely good people and you wanted to keep reading to hear about them. I felt like I had missed something in one or two places, but after checking I realized that's just because I was coming into the middle of a series. It worked as a standalone, but would have been even more effective had I read the previous two stories. I recommend this book for when you just need to escape from the reality and stresses of life. It's a fun, light read and some of the goofy drama might even get you to crack a smile. (less)
Who truly understands the opposite sex better? Ladies, will you learn more about men from reading Cosmo? Or would Playboy, Esquire, GQ, etc. be a bett...moreWho truly understands the opposite sex better? Ladies, will you learn more about men from reading Cosmo? Or would Playboy, Esquire, GQ, etc. be a better place to learn about the male sex? Love the One You're With takes that question and creates a dating challenge that quickly grows out of hand. What starts as a few dates between two expects on the opposite sex, grows into an online battle with each side trying to one up the other. The problem being? Both sides enjoy each other a little too much. Interpreting what's a "line" verses truth gets difficult. It's hard for Grace and Jack to know where the game ends and reality begins. All they know for certain is that they're having a little too much fun and neither really wants it to end.
I've gotten to know the Sex, Love & Stiletto characters a little bit from the first book, which made it very easy to jump right into this one. The meet-cute was entertaining and I couldn't wait to see what Jack would do next. I loved the games that the two characters played, but also that they weren't vicious, childish games. They went for the one-upmanship, but they didn't get petty and it stayed fun instead. Normally these types of games make me want to slap the characters, but Layne created a nice balance and a context in which the games were cute and flirty instead of annoying.
As an aside... as a Yankee fan I should be appalled by Jake's hatred, but I can accept his rationale. I've moved on to watching the NY Rangers instead of the Yankees since A-Rod has appeared on the scene. Once he's gone I'll be back, but the cocky BS would get old pretty fast. While the ending was predictable, it didn't lose any of its effect. 3.75 stars. (less)