December 14, 2013 · 8:04 am
Title: I’ve Got Your Number
Author: Sophie Kinsella
Narrators: Jayne Entwistle
Rating (Story): ★★★☆☆
I’ve Got Your Number is light romantic comedy in which Poppy’s loss of her phone leads her to pick one up from a trashcan. Sam Roxton, whose personal assistant owned the phone wants it back but Poppy is desperate to hang on to it because she’s also lost her engagement ring and can only get news about it through the phone. As you can probably guess, the story sometimes surpassed the bounds of believability, but it was a fun adventure throughout. Overall, I thought it was a pretty standard romantic comedy and would make an excellent movie because someone funny is always happening. However… Poppy, while really witty and a ton of fun can also be an interfering, cowardly, stupid woman. There were times I loved her for her good points, but other times I found her so frustrating I almost hoped things didn’t work out! Overall, quite average. I thought the narration was very well done, especially the emotion with with the narrator told the story. Also, bonus points for singing. I did, however, sometimes find the whiny edge to her voice almost as annoying as Poppy.
November 25, 2013 · 6:47 am
Title: Someone Else’s Love Story
Author: Joshilyn Jackson
Source: from publisher for SheReads book club
Review Summary: This book was so good I practically forgot to take notes, with spectacularly unique and believable characters driving a fascinating plot.
Single mother Shandi is deeply, lovingly devoted to her brilliant three year old son, so when the handsome William steps between her son and an armed robber, she immediately loves him too. Unfortunately for Shandi, William is still barely recovering from a devastating tragedy in his life and he has some secrets of his own. Their interaction will help both of them find out what they want and what they need as their lives shift around them. Continue reading →
Filed under Contemporary, Fiction, Romance, Women's Fiction
Tagged as book, book club, books, fiction, hope, love, romance, science, women's fiction
November 1, 2013 · 6:00 am
Title: Hollow’s End
Author: Marianne Morea
Source: from publisher for review
Review Summary: This book had some of the most believable YA characters I’ve encountered and with a new ending the author wrote, I loved it.
Hollow’s End is inspired by both the legend of Sleepy Hollow and the history of the town where the legend is set. Events from the Revolutionary War pitted the town’s inhabitants against each other, leaving lingering animosity that leads to paranormal activities as Halloween approaches. Although Rowen is from a family of witches, she’s never wanted to do anything with such things. Unfortunately, her relationships and her powers leave her little choice but to deal with visions sparked by ancestors of the towns current inhabitants… Continue reading →
Filed under Fiction, Gothic, Romance, Urban Fantasy, Young Adult
Tagged as book, book review, books, debut, fables, legends, myths, retelling, YA, young adult
July 4, 2013 · 8:10 pm
Title: Lingerie Wars
Author: Janet Elizabeth Henderson
Source: from publisher for review (netgalley)
Review Summary: A fun, light summer read with slightly cliched but endearing characters which I enjoyed even though the power balance in the relationship wasn’t quite right.
Lake Benson never imagined himself selling lingerie, but after loaning his less-than-business-savvy little sister money to buy the shop, he has to step in if he wants his money back. Sadly for Lake’s plans to get out fast, another lingerie shop run by gorgeous ex-model Kirsty Campbell is providing some stiff competition. Kirsty’s self-confidence is still low after abandonment by a thieving ex-fiance, but the competition and budding romance with Lake help her learn how to hold her own again. Continue reading →
Filed under Fiction, Romance
Tagged as book, book review, books, chic flick, chick lit, indie, indie author, lingerie wars, romance, romantic comedy, taming of the shrew