I never seen the movie Jaws before reading this book so I did not know what to expect when going into this book. I read this book for pure entertainmeI never seen the movie Jaws before reading this book so I did not know what to expect when going into this book. I read this book for pure entertainment purposes. I was pleased that it caught my attention and held it throughout the book. I never wanted to put it down at any point. As I was reading I was surprised by the other plot lines interwoven into the story rather than it all being about the shark (aka fish). I wasn’t happy with Ellen for having the affair with Hooper and reading about her fantasies when they were at the restaurant at lunch together was more than a little strange. Seriously, who fantasies about being raped? It was strange. Ellen was a strange character. The ending of the book wasn’t as exciting as I was anticipating while reading the climax leading up to it. It was a bit of a let down honestly. The shark escaped and the main character Brody was the only one left alive of the three shark hunters. I did like the foreshadowing about how unpredictable it is to predict the effects of a shark attack how it will kill some and leave others. All in all, it was entertaining read which kept my attention throughout....more
I love Anthony’s character in the first book of the series. I was so happy when I found out he had his own book. I think he and Roslynn are absolutelyI love Anthony’s character in the first book of the series. I was so happy when I found out he had his own book. I think he and Roslynn are absolutely perfect for each other. Their story was entertaining and I enjoyed reading how Anthony and Roslynn were attracted to each other at first sight. I will admit I was a bit annoyed with these two for not being more clear about their feelings for each other after they got married. And all the “rules” Roslynn made up for them both… I know it was for plot development but sometimes I wanted to kick them in the butt. I’m so happy they both got their happy ending with each other and they told each other they loved the other. It took the dorks long enough. Their darn pride wouldn’t let them admit their feelings for each other sooner. I can’t wait to read James’ story next. So far, I can’t think of who my favorite Malory is but I would have to say that at this moment it is a tie between Anthony and James....more
A very pleasant read from Ms. Miller. I’ve read a few of her books now and as far as I can remember I have thoroughly enjoyed them. (My favorite is NiA very pleasant read from Ms. Miller. I’ve read a few of her books now and as far as I can remember I have thoroughly enjoyed them. (My favorite is Nine-Month Protector.) I couldn’t help while reading this to compare the main characters, Charlie and Teresa, to my Jacqueline and her Lucian. Teresa especially is a perfect representation of what I feel my Jacqueline could behave like. I did love Charlie’s character in the book, but on a purely shallow note, I really wished he would have declined to “not” shave his lovely facial hair during the story. The storyline was very interesting and I enjoyed reading it which made it very difficult to put down....more
This is the first book I’ve read by Sherryl Woods. I didn’t know what to expect or anticipate going into this novel. To be honest, I was pleasantly suThis is the first book I’ve read by Sherryl Woods. I didn’t know what to expect or anticipate going into this novel. To be honest, I was pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed reading this novel. It was very difficult to put down. The characters Wood crafted were so realistic which made it easy to relate to them as they navigated all their real world problems and the compromises they had to make. This story was very much character driven and featured many real life situations/issues compared to other novels which I tend to gravitate towards for pure escapism, but surprisingly I enjoyed it very much. Reading this story was a breath of fresh air.
Mainly this story’s theme was about second chances and the compromising two characters needed to do in order to both move forward in their relationships as well as in their careers. It reminded me of a modern re-telling of Persuasion. As happy as I am for Emily and Boone and BJ and the Castle family, I was personally displeased they were ultimately settling in CA rather than the east coast. (But that is just my personal bias as I dislike anything to do with CA.) The romance wasn’t explicit or even rated PG; it was more of a heartwarming story which would make a wonderful movie for the Hallmark channel. There are two more stories left in this series. I’m interested to read more about these interesting characters I’ve been introduced to, but I’m also slightly hesitant because I’m not sure if I will have undue expectations placed upon the next two books if I don’t enjoy reading them as much as I enjoyed reading this book or if they don’t have that same quality of being difficult to put down....more