Susan Elizabeth Phillips is must read author. This book is about Bobby Tom, baseball player, now retired due to an injurie, and Gracie, an unappealingSusan Elizabeth Phillips is must read author. This book is about Bobby Tom, baseball player, now retired due to an injurie, and Gracie, an unappealing woman trying to find her way near the thirties.
Gracie is a really, really good person, a determined and kind soul. She will have your loyalty from moment zero. But what sets this book apart is Bobby Tom, with his arrogance, impudence, gall, and his unselfishness, gentleness and overwhelming hotness.
I have a soft spot for little town settings, second chances and ordinary people. This book has the three plus a witty writer who delivers really funnyI have a soft spot for little town settings, second chances and ordinary people. This book has the three plus a witty writer who delivers really funny dialogues.
This is the story of Maddie, who leads a boring life with a cheating husband (Brent) and is planning divorce. C.L., who had a crush on her,comes back to look into her husband business and it turns out he still is holding a torch for Maddie.It turns out his husband is not only cheating her, and a suspens plot develops. The plot is… unbelievable but funny. Maddie begins telling lies and the truth becomes more and more tangled each time. Definitely this book won’t stand out as a masterpiece of suspense, but it left me with a warm feeling without being overly sugarcoated.
While it’s true that the plot lacks credibility, characters have it in spades. Emm, Maddie’s daughter, is probably the most challenging character since she faces radical changes in her life. The author understands her characters and makes them react accordingly and that makes the emotional plot highly believable, which, ultimately, it’s what I enjoy in a romance. ...more
This book is the umpteenth installment of Ms Cole’s Immortals After Dark series. And it’s good, which is a feat considering the number of books alreadThis book is the umpteenth installment of Ms Cole’s Immortals After Dark series. And it’s good, which is a feat considering the number of books already written. The author’s imagination seems endless.
It features, as usual, an interracial couple: one sorciere (funny, resourceful and a bit insecure of herself), and a verkenner (an overbearing, diehard winged demon). Their main challenge comes from the fact that he is virgin (he mated with her while he was a boy), whereas she is not.
The relationship evolves between four different worlds that enclose dragons, a sex-world, a stomach-world, an under-ocean world, with a gamut of monsters. I loved the adventurous plot. While a little childish, it was a lot of fun.
In short, well-drawn characters, good relationship development, good erotic scenes and all wrapped up in an amazing adventurous plot. ...more
The premises of this book are quite ridiculous and far-fetched. Lexi, prom queen, happily married, renowned cook, comes back to home with a failed marThe premises of this book are quite ridiculous and far-fetched. Lexi, prom queen, happily married, renowned cook, comes back to home with a failed marriage and on the verge of bankruptcy. Marco, who is both her and her ex-husband best friend is there to witness her downfall. He is a womanizer, and hot, and caring, and…did I mentioned him being scorching hot?
I always complain when a romance is too obvious. In this case, while it is obvious for the readers how will it end, H/h do not know. I believe that the key of a romance is when the story is not told, when it is showed. Here you get to experience through their eyes their relationship, to see how it develops and grows, and to feel their sky-rocking attraction. And it is all enveloped in light-hearted and hilarious situations. There’s nothing revealing or enlightening, but it is a story very well rounded, set in a quaint village, full of endearing secondary characters. A pleasure to read.
I do not have words. I am absolutely awestruck with Marissa Meyer. I find fascinating this idea of re-making old fantasy characters in empowered heroinI do not have words. I am absolutely awestruck with Marissa Meyer. I find fascinating this idea of re-making old fantasy characters in empowered heroines. I love it. Cress is much more naive than Scarlett or Cinder, which is refreshing.
Cinder has a small crew... but what a team! It would be unforgivable not to read this series... Go for it! ...more
Above avarage romance book. Exceptionally well written.
Main character is bipolar and posh. His lover is beautiful, nice and tacky. This, it's no saidAbove avarage romance book. Exceptionally well written.
Main character is bipolar and posh. His lover is beautiful, nice and tacky. This, it's no said, it's shown: in the way they talk (boy, did I wish I could speak like Ash), the way the look, the friends they have, their work. Their differences are endlees, and yet, against all odds, there's hope for them.
The author finds a nice balance between humor and sadness, that makes the "ugliness" of Ash's illness bereable.
I highly recommend it: it's one book you will remember....more
Jamie is shy, with very low self-esteem. She has lived all her life as a recluse, but she is going to change it: she has a list. She is terrified of gJamie is shy, with very low self-esteem. She has lived all her life as a recluse, but she is going to change it: she has a list. She is terrified of going through it, but she is not but determined. The first thing on the list is signing with a publishing house (she is both an editor and a best-selling author). Nick is a self-centered man, a jerk and a flirt, but what he wants above all things is to success as an editor, and this implies... working with Jamie.
They find themselves together in a tour, where Jamie will explore lots of things... with Nick. Characters are adorable, both of them fully flawed but good people at heart (even the jerk). The relationship evolved at a believable pace. However the more the plot advanced, the less believable it was.
Anyway, not a bad way to spend your time. I enjoyed it....more
Three very different women marry the same man at different cities. Following his husband Juliette finds Clara, his second wife, and both of them willThree very different women marry the same man at different cities. Following his husband Juliette finds Clara, his second wife, and both of them will find Julie, her third wife. Juliette is this starch class lady, Clara this bold German woman, former owner of a boarding house, and Julie a beautiful blue-collar woman who wants to be a lady, ashamed of her mining roots, and who, like Clara, know what to do to survive. The three of them have different motivations to find their common husband: explanations, money and revenge. The pursuit of their husband brings them to Alaska, sometimes under conditions of extreme hardship.
This book is a joy. You will enjoy three different characters three different women, and see how they change for the better (well, all except Clara who, form the beginning, is a prize). It’s also an hilarious book. I also liked to see three different kinds of beauty.
The only weak point is that, at some point, the romance changes to comedy (.e.g. sex scene between Clara and Bear). It would have worked better for me without the exaggeration.
I loved this book, it is much better than Playing for Keeps, which wasn’t bad either. Characters feel real and are very different from your usual romaI loved this book, it is much better than Playing for Keeps, which wasn’t bad either. Characters feel real and are very different from your usual romance. Their relationship develops at a credible pace, and their attraction is strong.
Zoe is a plump girl with a shitty job that she loses on an extra-shitty day. She shares a town-home with her landlord’s nephew who is a jerk. Trevor is THE jerk. He is self-centered, superficial, self-absorbed, a conceited misogynist... and he is a Bradford and that means he eats like a whole rugby team but he has the body of a God (this is the paranormal facet of this series). He has this list of how his perfect woman is going to be (a ten body, etc.), and let me tell you that Zoe isn’t it.
The dialogues are hilarious and the character’s antics are charming. I liked the message: finding perfection in the imperfection (for both of them). I liked it a lot. I’m fed up with perfect -but usually clueless- heroines, or perfect but tortured heros.I needed this book. ...more
This is the last Rock chick to me. This book begins with a different female character: an Ice Princess, who has developed this character to survive buThis is the last Rock chick to me. This book begins with a different female character: an Ice Princess, who has developed this character to survive but now she finds she is absolutely alone. The beginning is good and the challenge to the leading characters great (Hector or Hispanic Hotty and Saddie), but then the author transforms Saddie into another clone of the Rock Chicks. Let me give you one example of how this lady, who impersonned an Ice Princess becomes absolutly brainless:
(...) the paint guy squirted some dye into cans, shook the big buckets in a killer, wild, shaking machine that I liked so much, I told Hector I wanted to buy one (this made Hector burst out laughing for some reason I did not get..).
The Rock chicks are this bunch of absolutely crazy ladies that are best friends just because, who get drunk and get shot and all of it it’s hilarious. As I said in previous reviews of this series, I don’t find hilarious irresponsible people who put their lives at risk, and as a result, those of those who love them.
Usually I like this author so I tried the next one and the next one. Bad decision. This series is definitely not for me. Boys, previous rakes, just decide that you are “the one” and that’s it, just like vampires or werewolves. It doesn't ring true to me, and I would have loved to see someone authentic, someone who felt real, flawed and wonderful. ...more