The Particulars: Contemporary paranormal romance, Harlequin SuperRomance #698, 1996, Out of Print
A handsome, sexy hero, his beautiful ex-wife, an attempted murder, a thoroughly hissable villainess and a. . . cat.Is It In Wendy's TBR?: I love the HSR line, but no. Just, no.
Jessica always thought that her brilliant charmer of an ex-husband married her on one of his impulses--an it-seemed-like-such-a-great-idea-at-the-time finale to a champagne picnic.
And Sam? Well, he figured Jessica never really loved him. He was her first man, and as sex itself is such a snazzy little concept... In other words, had Jessica confused all that lovely feeling with love?
Seven years ago Jessica and Sam divorced. Now they're together again, and fighting for their lives. But it'll take faith and love to win this particular battle--and one very special cat!
Any Reviews?: A treasure trove actually. All About Romance gave this one an A-.
Despite these small flaws, You Again is probably the most unusual and one of the most well-written mainstream series romances I've read. If you're not afraid of stories that are a bit off the beaten track, you should grab this at your friendly local used book store and treat yourself to a few hours of fun, intelligent entertainment.The blog, Harley Hell, gave this one 2.5 Stars:
Even though the cat on the cover plainly seems horrified at what's going on behind her, and the expression clearly didn't bode well for what was contained inside, it wasn't a horrible book. The protagonists were very likable, even if Sam was as dumb as a bag of hammers.
And in an added bit of fun - that AAR review? Yeah, written by none other than Candy Tan. Yes, that Candy Tan. Full of awesomeness that gal is.
Anything Else?: This week's edition of RRS is brought to gentle Bat Cave readers by none other than author Victoria Janssen, who turned me on (heh, no pun intended - she writes erotic stories) to the Harley Hell blog. A blog by two readers who used to mock Harlequins and are now...well...addicted to them. Don't worry ladies, it happens to a lot of us (::raises hand::). Anywho, I was trolling through their archives when I came across this gem with the most horrified looking cat on the cover. I can't decide if Ms. Kitty is horrified by the naughty clinch going on behind her back, or possessed by a demon. Maybe a little of both - since from reading the reviews I learned that the heroine's soul ends up taking up residence in said kitty's body.
Seriously, I'm not making this up.
Because of that, I'd rather be boiled in oil than read this story - although I must admit that the "he was her first man" line from the back cover copy intrigues me no end. That sort of implies she was "doing" something or someone else before she had her "first man." So what and/or who was our heroine "doing?" Women? Circus clowns? Sea turtles? House plants? What?! Damn you Harlequin, how you mock me so! ::shakes fist in air::
In Peggy Nicholson news, she has a decent-sized category backlist and wrote a couple of books for the now defunct Silhouette Bombshell line in the mid-aughts. Since then? Nada.