Summary: Camille Marino owns an up-and-coming food truck in San Francisco. While the truck does well, she’s barely holding her head above water. Coupled with the challenges of being the guardian of her younger sister, Camille is in desperate need of a night out. She gets a little more than she bargained for when that night out leads to reconnecting with her first love, Drew Bautista. Drew is thrilled to see Camille again, though the timing could definitely be better. His Army unit will be shipping out to Iraq in 30 days, and he’s home just long enough to try […]
Despite the generally positive reviews, I avoided Lucy Parker’s follow-up to the delightful Act Like It for fear that it wouldn’t live up to the hype. Big shock: the book is excellent. (Though Act Like It will probably remain my favorite.) Pretty Face has an additional 100 pages which Parker uses well. Lily and Luc are both three-dimensional characters. Lily is a vampy soap actress with her first role in a big ticket West End production. Professionally, her overblown Marilyn Monroe-esque features and breathy, sex kitten voice are holding her back. Personally, her identity as a love child of two workaholic […]
4.5 stars Alice “Allie” McGuffey is the best radio producer WBBB in Tuttle, Ohio has ever had and it’s pretty much the unspoken truth that she’s the reason the radio station runs as well as it does. She loves her job and thrives on it, so when the radio station’s current Drivetime star, Mark King, who up until two months ago was her lover, tells her that she’s been moved to a different time slot, and from now on, he’ll be using Lisa, her former intern as his producer, Allie is not happy. It’s not like Bill Bonner, the radio […]
Julie James is an author I always enjoy, but never rave about. I picked this one up on sale a while ago, and it probably would have languished on my TBR longer, but Ms. James was speaking at a local bookshop, so I wanted a fresh book in my mind. By the time I’m writing this review, it’s been a couple of weeks since I finished the book and I know why I never rave – the book was totally enjoyable AND completely forgettable.
First of all, I want to warn my fellow romance readers that there are a LOT of distracting typos in this book. Normally, while I’m a complete grammar nazi in my daily life(comes with being a language teacher, I suspect), I am nonetheless usually able to ignore the occasional typo in my romances, mainly because I don’t tend to read them all THAT closely. But in this book, there were enough that it bothered even me and took me out of the story on occasion. I know stuff like that can be a deal-breaker for some, hence the friendly warning. […]
4.5 stars Jessica Harlow has just returned to Chicago and is eager to prove herself to her new FBI colleagues. Her divorce to a Hollywood producer just finalised and she’s looking for a fresh start closer to her family. She’s always enjoyed undercover work and wants to do well on her first mission with the Chicago office. Considering her husband pretty much asked for the divorce because he felt Jessica was spending too much time on her work, Jessica wants nothing more than to really forget him by becoming the best field agent there is. John Shepherd came back early […]
Well, okay, this wasn’t my least favorite Florand, but it didn’t blow me away either. It also took me over a week to read (bad in Romance Standard Time.) Caveats: I have been in a romance slump for awhile, and I may have just poisoned my own well too badly both in general mood and specific experience with this author. And now that I am reviewing it basically a month later, I have the arduous task of even trying to remember it (she said, rolling her eyes to the heavens, cursing herself for ALWAYS DOING THIS.) Get on the bus […]
3.5 stars This is the third book in a series, and while you can read each of these books completely independently of each other, this book references an pretty significant event in the previous book, Chase Me, and readers who want more details may want to check that book out first (it’s also the better romance of the two). Be aware that I spoil part of the plot of that one in the very first paragraph of this review, though. Lina Farah has had to fight her entire life, to prove her worth and make it in a deeply competitive […]