This city boy's about to get a taste of country life . . .
Blake Tarbell has a town to save. Rich, carefree, and used to the Vegas party lifestyle, Blake is thrown for a curve when his former cocktail-waitress mother pleads he go back to her roots to save the town she grew up in. Blake's used to using money to solve his problems, but when he arrives in Sweetheart, North...more
The book starts off in the past with how Blake's mom got pregnant ( yes you are reading that right) and then jumps almost to 30 years in the future where Blake ends up in to help his mother bring her town back alive. While Blake is in North Dakota he is cut off from his trust fund and has to work on the ran ...more
I love Ms. Davidson’s humor and the idea of sending up romantic tropes is right up my alley, but the plot wanders more than a kid with ADD on pixie sticks. There’s plenty of hysterical moments, and if you can keep the thread of the story and not lose it in the insane amount of stream of consciousness comments by the narrator, then you may enjoy this.
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MarJanice Davidson pays homage to standard romance tropes in Danger, Sweetheart, i.e. twin brothers named Blake (good twin) and Rake (bad twin). As a result, the narrative is a bit over the top (as it's meant to be). This is a quick, entertaining read filled with humor, and of course, romance!
I received this book from GoodReads in exchange for an honest review.
I started to have concerns with this book as early as the Prologue. There was no mention as to when this particular event took place. So for the first chapter I had no clue what was going on or who the characters were, because it turns out the Prologue was about Blake and his twin brother ...more
All I can say is I wanted more, and did not get it. There was no connection for me, and no way to relate to these characters.
I could not connect with the characters, or the story. I had really high hopes.
honestly, tho these things happen. I will come back and finish what i started.
arc received from Netgalley for an honest review.
It's been a while since I have read anything by this author. I loved both her Vampire & mermaid book series. I am looking forward to this one as MaryJanice Davidson is so witty in her writing so am looking forward to reading this book and it making me snicker, smirk and laugh!
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Not as an amusing read as I had initially expected. Though to be totally fair this book is classed as contemporary romance and doesn't really mention comedy/humour. I'm definitely ...more
A literary trope is the use of figurative language – via word, phrase, or even an image – for artistic effect such as using a figure of speech. The word trope has also come to be used for describing commonly recurring literary and rhetorical devices, motifs or clichés in creative works.
We love them. We hate them. Literary tropes have been a point of debate among readers and reviewers alike over the years. Some see them as lazy writing and some simply ador ...more
2.5 for storyline but kicked up to 3 for how often it made me laugh.
You should read the Author's Note which explains the concept behind this book. In short, it's an homage to romantic tropes. And there are a LOT of tropes covered.
It's been awhile (few years?) since I read a MJD book...I can't remember why I tapered off in any specifics but I think I was just tired of Betsy's series' just going on and on and on. I ran across this on N ...more
Blake Tarbell has a town to save. Rich, carefree, and used to the Vegas party lifestyle, Blake is thrown for a curve when his former cocktail-waitress mother pleads he go back to her roots to save the town she grew up in. Blake's used to using ...more
[proofing oversights: chapter 12, 4th paragraph - refers to Rake an ...more
I have a confession-way back - oh say at least ten years ago, when I read the very first Betsy book by MJD I fell in love with the all snark and heart and crazy goodness. Sadly for me, around 2010 MJD changed the way she wrote. So much of what I loved was...different. Shame on me, but I quit reading (but not buying-I still have a shelf filled with her books that now, after reading Danger, Sweetheart I'll be revisiting ASAP).
When I saw DS up on N ...more
It has been over 24 hours since I finished the book - not always a given that I would - and I'm not quite sure how to categorise it. In a nutshell it is Twin Peaks meets Dallas. Think money and privilege and ranches and stubborn ponies and baby piglets and sports cars and... Confus ...more
Oh my word, guys, THIS book! I honestly have no idea where to start, maybe with saying that I have never before read a book that annoyed the hell out of me and made me laugh so much at the same time. After reading the blurb I thought, why not, let's see what's going to happen but I wasn't prepared for this chaos - but chaos in a positive sense, as it turned out at the end.
I've never read MaryJanice Davidson before, even though the list of her titles at the beginning of the book is really impress ...more
Wrong idea. Messy writing. Nothing made sense.
I was contacted by the UK publisher about this book and being on the UK Blog Tour for it, but I wasn't sure whether this book was my normal kind of read! I've read a few country books though and enjoyed them, so I decided to review this book for the UK Blog Tour! Plus, I really like the cover and the synopsis really intrigued me to want to read it! After reading this book, I can say that I liked it, but I didn't love it as much as I was expecting too! It took me quite a few chapters ...more
Series: Sweetheart bk 1
Author: MaryJanice Davidson
Genre: Romantic Comedy, Contemporary
Blake Tarbell has a town to save. Rich, carefree, and used to the Vegas party lifestyle, Blake is thrown for a curve when his former cocktail-waitress mother pleads he go back to her roots to save the town she grew up in. Blake's used to using money to solve his problems, but when he arrives in Sweetheart, North Dakota, this city boy has to trade in his high-priced shoes for a pair of c ...more
Davidson desperately needs a guiding han ...more
Blake Tarbell doesn’t realise it but he’s about to get a taste of country life. Rich, carefree and used to the Vegas party lifestyle, Blake is thrown for a curve when his former cocktail-waitress mother pleads that he goes back to her roots to save the town she grew up in. Arriving in Sweetheart, North Dakota, Blake finds himself staying and working at Heartbreak Farm. Life there is very different. For a start off he ...more