Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Smoke Screen

I used to read book by Sandra Brown all the time, but I felt like all her books were exactly the same and they were just so predictable. So, it's been awhile.
I read the flap on this one, and it sounded a bit different. It not only had the romance, that I like about her novels, but it had a bit of suspense too. I found myself wanting to read more and more to find out what happens.

From Publisher's Weekly on Amazon.com:
At the start of this scorching if somewhat formulaic thriller from bestseller Brown (Play Dirty), Charleston, S.C., TV reporter Britt Shelley wakes up in bed next to the dead body of police detective Jay Burgess. While Jay had been diagnosed with terminal cancer, the authorities suspect foul play. Jay's former best friend, ex-fireman Raley Gannon, suffered a similar shock five years earlier, waking up next to party girl Suzi Monroe's naked corpse after a party at Jay's home. Raley had been investigating a fire at a local police station that took seven lives, despite the heroic efforts of Jay and several other cops, one of whom is now South Carolina's attorney general. Cleared of Suzi's death, Raley eventually teams with Britt to look into a nasty arson coverup. Brown laces her dependable romantic fireworks with a solid action-filled plot, though readers should be prepared for a few stereotypes, including a limp-wristed gay, a macho skinhead and a power-mad female politician.

Friday, September 18, 2009

New Phone :)

I'm so excited! I have Verizon Wireless, and have had the LG Chocolate for 2 years...I have been looking forward to upgrading for the last 8 months! I have looked at all the different phones over and over, and every time something new would come out I would go and check it out. I really wanted a Blackberry, but I also wanted something touchscreen. The BB Storm had so many bad reviews, I went to check it out, and didn't like it, and everyone who I asked told me not to get it. So it was back to the drawing board. I was set on the enVTouch, and that's what I was prepared to get...............until the Samsung Rogue came out. I went to the local VZW store, and knew that this was the ONE! There is so much to learn on it! I can't wait to play :)

Monday, September 14, 2009

Jennifer Johnson is Sick of Being Single

I first heard about this book on my friend Katie Sue's Blog. I never heard of Heather McElhatton, but her review had me on my library's website, and requesting the book.

I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. It was an easy, light read, and found myself wanting to read more and more. Most of the time when I read books, I feel like I wish the book wouldn't have ended where it did, and would just go on. I want to know what happens to the people in the book that I have gotten "close to" by reading about their lives. This book was no exception, honestly, I feel like this book could have gone for another few chapters, I really do feel like I was left hanging, because of everything that led up to the end.

Review from Publisher's Weekly on Amazon.com:
A heroine with Bridget Jones-like neuroses and klutziness learns the costs of scoring a glamorous life in McElhatton's delightful second novel (after Pretty Little Mistakes). Jennifer Johnson is a financially unstable copywriter toiling in the marketing department of Keller's, a family-run Minnesota department store. Jennifer learns her ex is engaged and is subjected to her younger sister's wedding preparations, horrid dates and a fire in her Hello Kitty–adorned apartment. Enter Brad Keller, the caddish heir to the Keller's department store fortune. Though at first she couldn't imagine that he'd ever be interested in her, soon enough they're dating, and a marriage proposal follows. Things, of course, aren't exactly as they appear, and Jennifer's eventually confronted with the classic dilemma: money or love. Jennifer's a wonderful narrator—honest, witty, self-deprecating and sharply observant—which more than redeems the story's familiar aspects (gay best friend, high maintenance sibling's pending nuptials, lame Internet dates). McElhatton blends just enough cynicism into the whimsical narrative, creating a fun romp through a woman's manifold insecurities.

Friday, September 4, 2009

To Have and To Hold

I actually finished this book a couple weeks ago, before the accident, but just never had the chance to blog about it.

Yet another book by Jane Green, To Have and To Hold.

I always seem to have trouble getting into books in the first few chapters, but it usually doesn't take long before I'm hooked. This one was no exception. I ended up toting my book everywhere, and read it at every possible spare moment that I had.

From RandomHouse
What happens when your Prince Charming turns out not to be so charming after all? In To Have and To Hold, bestselling author Jane Green offers a sizzling, highly entertaining look at romantic relationships after we say "I do."

Alice knows she should be happy. A charming twenty-eight-year-old with a successful catering business, she's always dreamed of a rose-covered cottage in the English countryside, filled with children and animals and home-cooked meals. Her favorite attire is comfy jeans, her best manicure features garden dirt under the nails. But when her teenage crush-the wealthy, dashing man-about-town Joe Chambers-wants to make her his bride, Alice is more than willing to play Cinderella to Joe's prince. Never mind that he wants her to change-a diet, ice-blond highlights, stilettos, snooty gallery openings-and that he's allergic to nature and kids. She tells herself she's happy to sacrifice for love, and besides, with Joe's stunning good looks and high-profile career at a top financial firm, every woman in London wants to be in her shoes.

But that's just the problem. Despite Alice's efforts to be the perfect wife, Joe soon reveals a penchant for being hopelessly unfaithful. When a notorious indiscretion with a female colleague forces Joe to transfer to New York, Alice's life turns upside down. As Joe continues to sneak around, and her best friend's beau offers a tempting glimpse of what real love could be like, Alice must decide how much Cinderella she can take before her deepest desires win out-and if she can summon up the courage to find real happiness on her own.

Delicious, witty, and packed with sparkling sex appeal, To Have and To Hold is an unputdownable read that will have you rooting out loud for its endearing heroine. A #1 bestseller in Britain, this latest tale from the beloved, utterly winning Jane Green proves that the search for true love doesn't always end
when someone dons a veil, and offers a lively, refreshing take on modern marriage.