“Amazing” Grace Fisher and Zack “Hot Legs” Hoolihan have been practically inseparable sCourtesy of CK2S Kwips and Kritiques
A CK2S K2 Recommended Read!
“Amazing” Grace Fisher and Zack “Hot Legs” Hoolihan have been practically inseparable since their first chance meeting. However, everything changed when Grace surprised Zack in his hotel room one night and found another woman in his bed! (see Loves Me, Loves Me Knot) Zack swore his innocence but Grace, furious and heart broken, went straight to her friends in her knitting group for solace.
Fast forward several months…
Grace and Zack are through but poor Zack is so miserable since Grace trashed his Hummer, his apartment, and stole his dog. Unable to concentrate on anything, a random accident on the ice has Zack severely injured and too depressed to do much about it, convinced his hockey career will never be the same. Only Grace has what it takes to bring him out of his funk. Now they are together in forced proximity for the length of his recovery and their mutual attraction still sizzles. Now Grace is wondering how Zack still has the ability to “Knock Me for a Loop” in love.
I went back and forth as I was reading between praising Grace for sticking to her guns in her belief Zack cheated on her, and wanting to smack her for being so darned stubborn. I think my reaction was pretty representative of Grace herself as well. She is so hurt about Zack’s believed betrayal that all she can think about is making him hurt as much as she did. Yet, as the story progresses and Zack’s story never changes she starts to remember everything she loved about him and wants to believe him in his claims of innocence. Naturally, this causes for some extreme tension and conflict between the two as they spend so much time together during Zack’s convalescence and recovery.
Zack is one to melt a girl’s heart so it’s no wonder Grace can’t resist him. He’s the strong and sexy type, highly successful in his hockey career… and madly in love with Grace. When she believes the worst of him, he is just as heartbroken as Grace, being lost without her shining light in his life. His depression is increased by the fact that Grace stole his St. Bernard, Bruiser, renamed him Muffin, and proceeded to attempt turn him into a sissy dog with all the pink sweaters with matching booties she’s knitted for him.
One thing that can’t be denied no matter what misunderstandings there are between Grace and Zack, is that they still have a lot of pent up attraction to one another or they wouldn’t be wondering so much how each one has managed to Knock Me for a Loop. Readers can look forward to plenty of humor filled minutes as they curl up with this good book and read from beginning to end.
Heidi Betts has a way of writing highly sensual, greatly amusing stories that lure you into the story and keep you prisoner until the story is finished. Knock Me for a Loop is a wonderful example of this skill. Her slogan for the series “a funny, sexy yarn” fits perfectly. Knock Me for a Loop is a laugh riot with some megawatt sensuality between former lovers Grace and Zack. Of course, a little bit of magic never hurts and Charlotte is back, weaving her own spell with her spinning wheel to help these reluctant lovebirds find happiness again.
This was my first book by Kathryn Quick and I want to read the first book in this trilogy now! Unfortunately my library doesn't have it. :-( This is aThis was my first book by Kathryn Quick and I want to read the first book in this trilogy now! Unfortunately my library doesn't have it. :-( This is a very sweet romance, centered around happy to be a bachelor, police officer, Trent Archer and the woman meant for him, fellow police officer Linda Wolff.
The whole Archer family knows Grandmother meant for her rings to lead her grandchildren to their true loves, but no one relieves beleives they are spelled... or are they? Linda and Trent each have their own fears and doubts to overcome before they can be happy together. I do have to say though, Trent's sister Ali was driving me nuts! I didn't care for her and I just wanted her to shut up already! LOL
Also important to mention... the editing on this book was atrocious! There were SOOO many mispelled words, incorrect verb tenses, and misplaced words it made me crazy. Where was the line editor on this one? They shouldn't found all thos mistakes and fixed them! It kept pulling me out of the story and distracting me....more
I definitely like her thrillers much better since she really seems to have found her niche there. But this was a cute one. Funny and sexy. It was pretI definitely like her thrillers much better since she really seems to have found her niche there. But this was a cute one. Funny and sexy. It was pretty apparent it was an older novel too, though it did read sometimes like it had been updated to be more suited to present day, rahter thant the 15 or years ago that it was written....more
There’s an apartment building in the middle of Boston that tends to house the oddest assortment of tenants, makingCourtesy of CK2S Kwips and Kritiques
There’s an apartment building in the middle of Boston that tends to house the oddest assortment of tenants, making for some very Strange Neighbors indeed.
Roz Wells, Public Defender, has just moved into her best friend’s old apartment upon her marriage. Roz is looking for a little excitement in her life, since her law career is more than a little lackluster anymore. As soon as she starts to meet her new neighbors, life gets interesting again. Things begin to heat up when she gets involved with sexy neighbor Konrad Wolfensen, until he ends up on her case load for allegedly stealing an industrial freezer, with his bare hands.
Konrad has a few secrets he’d like to keep from his sexy new neighbor. The biggest of these being that he grows furry and likes to howl at the full moons. Then there is his “job” as a security systems consultant and sales person. The closer he grows to Roz, the more his secrets are threatened, especially when he gets caught up in a mysterious theft at the local art museum.
Both Roz and Konrad would like to find new careers together so as they try out many different ideas, nothing quite works out, except the passion deepening between them… until Konrad’s secrets come out. What’s a woman to do when she discovers her lover is The Werewolf Upstairs?
I am sad to say I was very disappointed in The Werewolf Upstairs. For starters, I had no experience with Ashlyn Chase prior to this novel so I had no idea that she was an erotica author. Had I known that, I probably never would have read this book. This novel should have been marketed as erotica instead of romance, due to the very numerous, and extremely explicit love scenes. I find myself skipping entire chapters to get past the sex already and back to the story. Unfortunately more often than not, the plot felt like filler and the sex felt like the focus. This is precisely why I typically do not read erotica. I want a story enhanced by the physical and emotional relationship, not the other way around.
Honestly, I was far more intrigued by the various neighbors in the building, and the ghost in the museum, than I was in Roz and Konrad. I felt a little bit of the love between them, but not really enough to fully become engaged in their story. For all the sex they were having, there just didn’t seem to be much spark between them. I was completely amused by the different characters, especially the phone sex operator witches upstairs. Those two ladies are absolutely hilarious and I would not be opposed to reading their stories. And let’s not forget the multiple shape shifters, the vampire, and the ghost who also live in the building. Put them all together, and they steal the show. Heck they all steal the show every time they put in an appearance, together or alone.
Overall, I am very torn about the Strange Neighbors series. Knowing I was relatively unimpressed with The Werewolf Upstairs, I’m not sure if I will or won’t read additional books in the series. I have book one, Strange Neighbors, already on the book shelf from before reading this installment, but don’t know if I will get around to reading it or not. I don’t expect I’ll rush to read it, in any case. I do love the residents of the apartment building and would like to get to know them better. However, I have no interest in a book that is more about sex scene after sex scene than story progression. So I don’t know that the appeal of the different personalities will be enough to overcome the rest of it.