Friday, November 24, 2006

Reads of the week

Hello :D

Happy belated Thanksgiving to everyone who celebrated it yesterday :D

nothing much to say, still working on my presentation... it's going slow-motion... extreme slow-motion :P

anyway, here are my reads of the week:


Good Girls Do by Cathie Linz: 2.75/5

My initial intention was to get Bad Girls Don't, but I didn't find it (would have had to go to another bookstore and I was lazy), so I got the first book of the "series" instead which is Good Girls Do.

Julia has been a librarian in the small-town Serenity's Falls for the past 3 years. She likes it there, actually love it as it provides her the stability that she lacked when she grew up with her New Age mom and little sister, always moving. However, her peaceful heaven turns into hell when the town bad boy, Luke Maguire, comes back after his father's death to settle family business and when Angel, Skye and Toni, respectively Julia's mother, sister and 4 y.o niece, show up at Julia's door. So in this little town where everyone knows everyone's secret, Julia and Luke have sparks, Julia's family is disrupting her life and in addition, Julia learns that her father is not dead.

Well the book wasn't bad per se, but I don't know... I found it a bit boring. Julia and Luke's characters were kind of bland... Luckily, Julia's family and the town's wackos kind of save the book with comedy relief. See, Julia has never fit in and she wants to fit in. Although she feels guilty about it, Julia can't help but think that her family is a disruption and that's pretty much the part I didn't like. The book pretty much focus on Julia and so, you don't really get to know Luke that much. I don't really know what to say... it wasn't bad, just bland. The book happens on a timeline of 6 months and too much things that aren't important happen and too little important things don't happen. I'm still planning to get Bad Girls Don't and I bet it'll be better, based on Sandie's review :P


Everything's Coming Up with Rosie by Kasey Micheals: 4.25/5

Douglas has enjoyed his bachelor life... a lot. However, now that he's just turned 40, he has some questions and some wonders. Does he really want to be nominated as Most Eligible Bachelor of Philadelphia again? Douglas is going to his second cousin's daugther's wedding... with the wedding party during a week. Already, he is dreading the matchmaking that his second cousin has in mind... However, the moment he shows up to the wedding, Rosie Kilgannon walks in his arms and asks him to kiss her like he means it. From here on, Douglas' life will never be the same.

When I read the synopsis of the book, I didn't realize that the wedding party would be a week-long... and so I was wondering, "yeah, Rosie is gonna kiss Douglas, they're going to feel an attraction for each other and what after? Go back to their regular life where they'll be pining for each other and then, call each other for dates and all" not that it would have been a bad book... but having the wedding party a week-long where Douglas and Rosie will spend almost every minute wit each other is a better idea. Basically, Rosie is just outrageous, but in a good way. She's 32 y.o. and very straightforward and honest. She tells what she thinks and likes to meddle in others' business. What I like about her is that she's very confident in herself and knows herself well. As for Douglas, well yeah, at 40 he's starting to ask himself some questions. It's time for him to change some things... Basically, I like Douglas and Rosie's interactions and their conversations :D

Aside from Rosie and Douglas discovering each other, what else is happening? Well plenty... to start with a groom that was bought to marry the bride... a bride that is not in love with the groom but goes on because if not, her mother will have a cow.... The mother who is obsessed with appearance and prestige... A father that at this point just doesn't care... Lots is happening and I doubt you'll find any of this boring :P

I got this book because of the great review at All About Romance and I agree with it (which I rarely do:P) Seriously, this book is worth it :D

5 comments:

  1. I'm reading Everything's Coming Up Rosie now. It's good so far ~ I'm still in the beginning stages of it.

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  2. Hmmm - somehow I missed Sandie's review of Bad Girl's Don't. Looks good and surprise! it's a Chapters - and I have another card with a chance to win $1,000 again! I also have the Michaels book. Glad you liked it as it's gotten mixed reviews. I've always liked her books though. I'm impressed that she can write and write good in different genres.

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  3. Oh thank goodness you find Good Girls Do not so great...I feared I had knocked myself in the head after attempting to read it twice now.

    LOL.

    Truly the 2nd book had me cracking up and I enjoyed reading it. I am looking forward to the third book too.

    I haven't posed my review of Good Girls Do yet b/c well, I can't seem to make it to the end of the book. Sigh...

    Perhaps after the Christmas trees are up and the boxes put away...ummm....

    I have read 2 of her Harlequin romances too..again no reviews yet but I think I might just do 1 review. It's such light reading!
    :)
    Sandie

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  4. Devonna - I like it... it's quite refreshing with what I've been reading recently. I mean, Rosie is so fun and Doug's not too bad :D I also like how they come together :D

    Kristie - Kasey Micheals is usually a hit or miss author for me. Sometimes I like her books, but most of the time not. So that's why I hesitated so long for this one... but it's good :D And true, she can write quite a few genre.

    Sandie - It's not you... it's definitively the book :P However, Bad Girls don't sounds good... even the sneaking preview is funneh :D Hope to get my hand on it soon :D

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  5. I saw this at the store the other day and thought I'd better read up on the reviews before buying it. (see, I'm trying to be restratined).
    NOW I'll run right out and buy it! :-)

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