Monday, March 23, 2009

Epic Fail

I often like to refer to myself as a "Michigan refugee." I'd still be happily living in Michigan, except for the fact that I like both me and My Man to be able to have gainful employment at the same time. I know, I'm wacky. Hence the move to southern California. We both could get jobs here.

So I find it kind of interesting that so far in my contest reading I've had one book set in Los Angeles, another set in San Deigo, and now The Cowboy And The Angel by Marin Thomas, which is set in good ol' Detroit. Coincidence?

I'm going to be honest. I can't really think of a good teaser for this book. Mostly because I had a lot of "personal" issues with the story. The heroine? Yeah, I just better not go there. The hero though? Quite yummy. I'm even a sucker for cowboys when they transplant themselves to the Motor City. Who knew?

Since I really won't can't go into why this story didn't work for me, I thought I'd mention a moment in the story that had me laughing out loud. The author does a good job with the Detroit setting. The hero even takes the heroine to a Red Wings game. Unfortunately the author did not do her homework when it came to the Detroit Lions.

Hero watches football game with heroine's brother. The Lions "score." Yeah, anyone who knows anything about football knows that would not happen. You know....the Lions actually putting points on the score board. Points that belong to them. Points the Lions help their opponents score do not count.

Although this is a fiction book. Certainly the author is allowed some creative license. I'm just not sure she should have taken that much.

Hardy har har.

7 comments:

Kati said...

SNORT.

You funny lady, Wendy. The Lions can score, you know, if they had a QB to go with their elite receiver. A QB who knows that you can't run out of the end zone and then back in.

It's just that they...choose not to.

Jessie said...

Ahh, I wish you could comment. I read this book a while ago and it did not work for me either on many levels. Will you review any of these books once the contest is done?

Lori said...

Bwahahahaha!!!

The Lions "score." Yeah, anyone who knows anything about football knows that would not happen.

hehehe. So sad, but true.

Cathy in AK said...

The Lions scored? Maybe this one is historical fiction.

Wendy said...

Kati: I am morbidly curious to see what the Lions do in the draft. The optimist in me wonders if they're going to be smart for a change or if 2009 is going to be another Epic Fail.

Jessie: I'm thinking of doing very brief reviews for my end of the month recap post. In a nutshell? Most of my issues stemmed from how the heroine's job was portrayed. Note to real life social workers: probably a good idea to avoid this one.

Lori: I'm not kidding - I laughed out loud.

Cathy: LOL! Maybe! The author didn't mention if Barry Sanders was still on the team or not ;-)

Tracy said...

Oh you and you Lions - too funny.

Sorry you didn't care for the heroine - I hate it when that happens.

Kristie (J) said...

"Although this is a fiction book. Certainly the author is allowed some creative license. I'm just not sure she should have taken that much."

Ah Wendy - we can only be optimists at times. You need to think about the Lions and football the way I think about the Leafs and hockey.

"Someday, oh yes someday, as surely as day turns to nigh; as leaves turn colour in the fall and fall to the ground; as robins return in spring, the Leafs WILL win the Stanley Cup."

Or - you can just live in real life with you and the Lions and me and the Leafs

"Not a chance in hell!"