Friday, 31 August 2012

Review: Something About You by Julie James


Something About You
Series: FBI/ US Attourney #1
Author:  Julie James
Publisher: Berkley Sensation
Pages: 307
Format: hardback
Source: Library

Rating:

Reason chosen:

The cover is very striking and FBI story lines are always something I am interested in.

Summary taken from Chapters/Indigo.ca:

Staying overnight in a luxury hotel, Assistant U.S. Attorney Cameron Lynde overhears a high-profile murder involving a U.S. Senator. Special Agent Jack Pallas is assigned to the investigation-the same Jack Pallas who still blames her for nearly ruining his career three years ago. Now the pair will have to put their rocky past behind them, focus on the case at hand-and smother the flame of their sizzling-hot sexual tension.

Review:

Well this is a book I definitely like. Not only is there so much sexual tension, but there is also a whole bunch of background and history that these characters have which, of course, includes a HUGE misunderstanding. I love it. I love the story line and how everything just happens randomly. Although co-incidental that she happened to be in the room next door everything else was actually a rather believable story line. Agent Pallas has become cold-hearted. Maybe he was before, but all we need to know is that he has a thing for Cameron before “the incident” and she is the only one who can warm it back up again. And Cameron, well she’s been in a slump. Thankfully she has gained more leverage in her work environment due to her hard work. Basically this is a crime romance novel, and if you like a sexy FBI agent, and some adventure, not to mention a wedding where he has to be your date, then this book is sure to put a smile on your face.

Good:

Jack—Sexy. Cocky. Angry. I love his poker face.
Cameron—strong, independent, and loves her friends.

Bad:

I think the only things that I was not a fan of was the fact that you were made aware of who the bad guy was from shortly after the beginning. You actually get to see some things from his point of view. To be honest I would rather be in suspense.

Overall (Writing style, story line, and general):

Overall this novel was a great read. It was not focused on the sexual aspect of the novel and was instead focused on the case and the building romance. But mainly it was focused on the characters figuring out what really happened three years ago.

Quotes:

Click here for some of my favourite quotes.

Next In the Series:

Love Irresistibly (#4) ETA April 2nd 2013

Viewer Type Recommendation:

If you love a good cop story mixed with some romance this is it.

If you liked this you'll probably love:

Don’t Mess With Texas by Christie Craig, Weldon series by Jennifer Saints, Nerd in Shinning Armor by Vicki Lewis Thompson, Turn it On by Vivian Arend, Stephanie Plum series by Janet Evanovich

Read Completely:
Yes

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Quotes! Something About You by Julie James


Here are some of my favourite quotes from my recent read Something About You by Julie James.

As always be forewarned about potential spoilers.

1. “Do you just line them up, waiting to yell at me, on the off chance I’ll stop by?”

2. “You don’t touch the purse. The purse is sacrosanct.”

3. “She’s out like a light,” Wilkins told him
“So do something about it.” Wilkins peered into the rearview mirror.
“Yoo-hoo, Cameron—“
“Yoo-hoo? That’s really FBI-ish.”

4. “He at least took his CDs. I mean, we might be gay, but…Enya? Really?”

5. “Seriously, Jack, I think you might be the only guy in this city who hasn’t read his stuff. Collin McCann is like the Carrie Bradshaw of Chicago men.”
“You mean Terry Bradshaw,” Jack corrected.
“No, Carrie,” Wilkins repeated. “You know, Sarah Jessica Parker. Sex and the City.”
A silence fell over the room as Collin and Jack stared at Wilkins, seriously fearing for the fate of men.

6. “That has to be the worst apology I’ve ever heard.”
“I’ve had a chance to think things through. Seeing how I was only about thirty percent at fault here, you get thirty percent of an apology.”

7. Jack took his eyes off the road and looked her over. “In all my years with the army and the FBI, there’s only been on person I’ve ever had any problem controlling myself around.”
She smiled at that, but said nothing. She reclined in the seat, crossing one naughty-booted leg over the other, in his direction. Jack fought hard against the images of her straddling him that assaulted his mind.
“You do realize you’re driving on the shoulder, don’t you?”
“Thanks for pointing that out, Cameron.”


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Review: The Heiress and Her Fake Fiance by Kimberly Hope


The Heiress and Her Fake Fiance
Author:  Kimberly Hope
Publisher: Getaway Reads
Pages: 136
Format: ebook
Source: Copy provided from publisher for review
View/Purchase:  Goodreads, Amazon

Rating:

Reason chosen:

I received this copy for the publisher for review and the book’s summary hinted towards a light fun read.

Summary taken from Goodreads:

When her father starts manipulating her life again, Jessica Heymore needs an escape and time to determine her next move. She runs to Blakely and the safe haven of her grandmother’s house. Except Grandma didn’t mention the house was occupied. Now she finds herself living with the star of her high school fantasies. Matt Lawson has moved back to Blakely to prove he’s more than they thought the son of the town drunk could ever be. An accomplished landscape designer, he’s looking for a wife who will stay in the small town and help him set down strong roots on the right side of the tracks this time. But Jessica’s grandma has a penchant for matchmaking and now the whole town is talking about the future for these unlikely roommates.

Review:

This book was a fun light romance. Definitely something we’ve all thought about; going back home after leaving and getting the guy were in love with. Man would it would be like to be in Jessica’s shoes, and to have a guy like Matt waiting around in his paradise style boxers. The book was decent for a first book, but sadly there was some depth missing. The novel, should be much longer than 136 pages. For some reason many romance novelists chose to write short novels. Why? I’m not 100% sure. A couple of more pages would have helped with the depth, storylines, and overall credibility to the story. I would have loved to hear about their past, instead of just referencing things like “that night” and saying the jist of it would have been nice to relive it and get all the emotions to understand where the characters have truly changed. Like why did Matt say no. Oddly enough I generally find that the romance or sexuality behind the novel usually takes over the story and this was not the case. Hence why the novel didn’t get a better rating. I just found that it was lacking in general.

Good:

I liked Matt. I liked that he overcame his past.

Bad:

I didn’t like that Matt was on a search for a wife. Also, at one point, it seemed like he was hinting towards wanting a woman that really didn’t want to go far with their career. I’m sure it didn’t mean to come out that way but it sort of did. I also found the overall situation a little odd. They are both millionaires, but don’t want to define themselves by there money…ok that’s fine but the both act like people who have regular average incomes. Then there is this time that they all get to themselves. You barely see or read about them working. The odd thing here and there but still the entire story revolves around then in this house. And learning more about their background together instead of getting the odd thing here and there would have be better. Than there were the invisible characters. He brother that is mentioned twice, which actually makes you forget about him and then when he is mentioned again it seem awkward. There was also some odd plot moments when you had to go back and re-read. There was a mention on her brother and I had no clue what it meant. There was no explanation or reference behind the mention so it left be bewildered.

Overall (Writing style, story line, and general):

Overall if you are looking for a cute little story with a lot of hormones then this is the book. If you’re an avid reader who loves stories and romance then unfortunately this ball may run a little short. I liked the main aspects of the characters and I liked the main idea about the story line but the story and characters were lacking depth for my taste.

Viewer Type Recommendation:

If you are a lover of a cute and light romance this is for you.

If you liked this you'll probably love:

Play By Play series by Jaci Burton, Wanted! Vicki Lewis Thompson, Nerd in Shinning Armor by Vicki Lewis Thompson, Turn it On by Vivian Arend, Weldon series by Jennifer Saints, The Marriage Bargain by Jennifer Probst

Read Completely:
Yes

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Thursday, 30 August 2012

Quotes! Spark by Brigid Kemmerer


Just got home from a lovely vacation and I received something lovely in my mail

Which reminded me.

Here are some of my favourite quotes from Elemental #2: Spark by Brigid Kemmerer. (Click title for review).

1. “What are you really doing with Becca?”
Hunter shrugged and looked back at the twine, letting the rock untwist itself. “Nothing. She asked for my help. I’m giving it.”
“This help wouldn’t be the naked kind, would it?”

2. Gabriel half shrugged. “Homework.”
An eyebrow raised. “Homework? Should I call a doctor?”
Gabriel took a spoonful of Cheerios and gave him the finger.
“That’s better.”

3. “you’re defending her? She just called me a prostitute.”
He raised his eyebrows and looked at Layne. “Really?”
God, her cheeks felt like they were on fire. “Well…I said she looked like one…”
Gabriel looked back at Taylor, taking in the black fishnets, the tiny little skirt, the top that left three inches of midriff bare.
“I can see it.”

4. “She’s unusual”
“Dude, no offense, but you’re unusual.”

5. “You know,” he said by way of greeting, “that night I caught you with Layne, I called you a future felon. I didn’t realize that you’d make good on that predication so quickly.”
“That night you dragged Layne out of my driveway, I called you an asshole. Guess we were both right.”

6. “Look, I don’t want you to get the wrong idea—“
“Don’t worry, I already have.”

7. “I thought you’d be out for a run.”
“Hey, Mike,” he said innocently. “I thought girls weren’t allowed to spend the night?”
“Watch it.”
“At least you’re not wearing her shirt.”

8. “I don’t really think I need to explain myself to you.”
Gabriel smiled and took a sip of coffee, “No, no, I’m enjoying this.”

9. “She gasped as his thumb went under the edge of her bra, then playfully smacked him. “Hey!”
“Sorry.” He kissed her again. “Thought I should check thoroughly.”


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