Jamie has lived a monotonous life of loneliness and work for the last few years. After previous romantic failures, her bruised and battered heart is oJamie has lived a monotonous life of loneliness and work for the last few years. After previous romantic failures, her bruised and battered heart is on hiatus, so she has devoted herself to making her café house a success. Although change is not something she particularly cares for, Jamie makes the necessary move to a new apartment and greets the day to a break-up already in progress. Witnessing the break-up of her neighbor and his girlfriend might be wrong, but Jamie can’t seem to stop watching this very public display – especially since the now ex-boyfriend was only wearing a towel. It is on this fine morning that the next chapter in Jamie’s middle-age life begins.
After several serendipitous twists, Jamie and Joseph give in to the demands of mutual chemistry and begin their journey as friends. Both are uncertain and awkward in this new venture, but the timing of their companionship couldn't be more perfect. Even while Jamie tries to deny what she fears is another heartbreak in the making, Joseph is their to make it clear he’s not going anywhere.
Jamie is an extremely relatable and likable character. Her inner ramblings are perceptive and humorous, which wonderfully supports the first-person narrative. She is also independent and readily admits to being a hoarder among other faults. None of her character traits are extreme and leave plenty of room for continued growth throughout the series. And if that weren’t enough to entice chick-lit and women’s fiction reader’s everywhere then wait ‘til you meet Joseph. He’s sensitive, sweet, and just a touch aggressive when he sets sights on something he wants. After a significantly heartfelt first kiss and a few profound moments that occur between these two, I can’t wait to see what happens next.
The author has a wonderful capability of evoking all of the reader’s senses in a such subtle way that encourages reading this perfectly paced story in one sitting. A light and easy read, this alternately hilarious and heartwarming story is definitely the start of something good!
All I can say about this book is... WOW! This is one of those stories that will stay with me for a lifetime. I can't even begin to put into words howAll I can say about this book is... WOW! This is one of those stories that will stay with me for a lifetime. I can't even begin to put into words how truly awesome this book is. The plot and characters are completely engaging and I fell in love with a dog and a little blue boy the minute I was introduced to them and they weren't even the main characters. The hero of this story completely captured me and I can't say that I've met any fictional hero that even comes close to him. He is the embodiment of the word hero in every sense with the kind of addictive charm that no woman would be able to stand against. Rachel should be handed an award for just being so kick-ass. The intimacy between the two is phenomonal and if the words body art and chocolate don't get your attention than I don't know what will. The world building itself was absolutely out of this world fabulous and I really felt like I was taken into another universe that I wish truly existed. Any review I could come up with can't possibly do this book justice, but I proudly recommend this book and author to any lover of reading!...more
This was an excellent addition to the BDB series. The story is set around a character that is not part of the brotherhood, but to me he is an honoraryThis was an excellent addition to the BDB series. The story is set around a character that is not part of the brotherhood, but to me he is an honorary member. Ending left a great set-up for the next book....more
I absolutely love this series. They are definitely at the top of my favorites list. The first story featuring Wrath and Beth is probably my favorite oI absolutely love this series. They are definitely at the top of my favorites list. The first story featuring Wrath and Beth is probably my favorite out of this group. The least of my favorites was the book featuring Butch and Marissa. Ms. Ward did an excellent job of making a whole another world that I wish actually existed, but at least while you are reading the books it feels real. I found myself going through all the emotions a person can possibly have. ...more
Carly is part of the Jacobson triplets who practice witchcraft. Carly is the skeptical triplet and questions the Goddesses that might or might not beCarly is part of the Jacobson triplets who practice witchcraft. Carly is the skeptical triplet and questions the Goddesses that might or might not be listening to them. Her sisters are the belief system and confidence that Carly needs and are out to prove her wrong. The sisters cast a circle to ask the Goddesses for the love of a man for each of them and Carly will be the first of the triplets to receive hers. But will it be a true love and not just lust?
Ms. Wood presented a really creative storyline, although I felt it lacked the depth it needed to really get the story and characters across. The idea of triplet witch sisters casting a circle to find 'Mr. Right' held a lot of appeal to me, but the scenes between Carly and Max felt too rushed and would have been better developed had there been more pages. The personalities of the sisters were well established and the setting images were clearly presented. It was an enjoyable albeit quick read.
Recommended reading for fans of witchcraft laced with a quick romp in a flower shop.