My second book by Susan Elizabeth Phillips, and I'm definitely a fan. If the other ones are as good, I'm glad because I'll have some great romance novMy second book by Susan Elizabeth Phillips, and I'm definitely a fan. If the other ones are as good, I'm glad because I'll have some great romance novels to read!
I absolutely loved Gracie, because how could I not? She was plain funny with her damn curiosity! And how stubborn she could be! And she was exactly what was needed to keep Bobby Tom in line.
Sometimes I wanted to punch B.T. in the face but I couldn't bring myself to stay angry with him for long because he was just so clueless about his feelings! It was hilarious how he kept thinking he was making Gracie a favor (yeah he was so full of himself sometimes that I laughed so hard I cried) when he was also having the best time of his life with her! ...more
I don't know what to say -- it just amazes me how much I loved this book.
I was in the mood for something very specific and I didn't even know what unI don't know what to say -- it just amazes me how much I loved this book.
I was in the mood for something very specific and I didn't even know what until I read it and realized it was exactly what I was looking for! And I love when that happens while reading a book.
I could be crying my poor eyes out one moment, and I would be laughing like an idiot a few minutes later.
I loved Phoebe, I loved Dan, and more than anything else I loved the two of them together.
I don't want to give away anything but I need to get something off my chest: Reed, you effing b*stard!!!
And now, I'll just say thank God I was smart enough to buy the first 2 of the series because I would've been seriously frustrated if I couldn't start the next one right NOW. And I'm definitely ordering the other ones as soon as I finish writing this....more
A really, really fun book! If you're in a bad mood, it'll cheer you right up! And don't make plans --I read it in one sitting.
So...what about it...
LolA really, really fun book! If you're in a bad mood, it'll cheer you right up! And don't make plans --I read it in one sitting.
So...what about it...
Lola really never, ever, gave up on trying to get Dougie back -- even when he kept throwing daggers at her and quite frankly it was hilarious! Don't worry, you don't have to be a sadist to appreciate the way Doug shuts her down, you just can't not enjoy it with Lola being Lola!
Plus, you have to admit, that from Dougie's point of view, he could have been way meaner than that! I mean, the guy got dumped by the girl he thought was the love of his life when he was 18 (via a freaking letter!) with no real explanation, got his heart broken badly, and when he sees her again, he overhears that she broke up with him for money (thus cheapening even the memories he had of his first love)!
This leads to one thing I would've liked to have in this book: Dougie's POV!
I loved Lola's POV --it was plain funny, and I really didn't mind to have Gabe's and Sally's because I really liked them; but I guess I'm just greedy because I would've liked one more... ^^
And to be perfect, I wouldn't have minded 50 more pages to wrap up the end not as hastily. I feel like I didn't get to savor it as much as I could have. But overall, it's really a good read and entertaining as hell! ...more
If you're looking for a page-turner, don't look any further, you found it. I read it in 3 sittings, but I would definitely have read it from start toIf you're looking for a page-turner, don't look any further, you found it. I read it in 3 sittings, but I would definitely have read it from start to finish the first time I opened my copy if life didn't have a way of interfering! This is the kind of book you close feeling all warm and happy, and that leaves you with a huge smile on the face. (Even though I fiercely didn't want it to end.)
Anyway, I adored the characters, main and second alike. And the dialog was hilarious.
Min and Cal are seriously delicious together, and their interactions are a real pleasure to witness, that's for sure! I laughed so much it hurt at times!
Oh, and may I just say that I loved Elvis? That cat was just plain awesome. ...more
Dougless Montgomery, the heroine, is left alone in a foreign country when her lover, Robert, angered by her supposedly mistreatment of his (spoiled brDougless Montgomery, the heroine, is left alone in a foreign country when her lover, Robert, angered by her supposedly mistreatment of his (spoiled brat) daughter, abandons her in an English church with no bag, no money, nothing. Dazed, she cries her eyes out in the church, in front of the tomb of Nicholas Stafford, an earl who died in 1564. There, hopeless, she wishes for a knight in shining armor, and it seems some great power takes it quite literally, for a man (Nicholas) clad in an armor appears in the Church. From this point on, Nicholas has to adjust to the life in the 20th century and discover the identity of his betrayer (in his time, he was accused of treason and unjustly condemned to be executed) with the help of Dougless, who first believes him to be a lunatic.
What can I say about the book? I loved it!
....................Some spoilers from then on................
I thoroughly enjoyed loathing Robert and his daughter, Gloria, that much I can say! At the beginning of the book, Robert could say so many outrageous things (and he did it with a straight face, like they were the most normal things in the world) that I almost choked once or twice! It was hilarious how full of himself he was!
I really liked the chemistry between Dougless and Nicholas! What can I say, they were just meant to be. Whether it was in the 20th century or in the 16th, they were so much fun and so cute to watch interact with the other.
And Nicholas was just plain adorable and funny as hell whenever he discovered a modern invention.
Now about the end...
I know many are probably disappointed by it, but I really don't feel like I was cheated. Yes, the book didn't go for the usual/common happy ending and I love it for it.
Quite frankly I don't understand what problem many people have about it.
Most of all, I want to point out that Reed is NOT Nicholas' descendant. (If you re-read the book, you'll see his descendant are in England, and are still Staffords, while Reed --whose last name is Stanford not Stafford-- in from Colorado, America.)
He is Nicholas' reincarnation; his soul remains the one of the man Dougless loves. That's also why I'm not sad that Nicholas never married, because he couldn't have been happy with someone else.
And as far as I'm concerned, it only gives confirmation that they are indeed soulmates and that they will be reunited yet again once they die in this lifetime. ...more