Me: Wow. Thanks kid. Way to boost the ol' ego there. I've turned over a new leaf though, so hopefully the next time you see me some of these squishy bits will have firmed up.
Lemon Drop: Or, you know, you could stop hitting the chocolate so hard....
Me: Do you want Auntie Wendy to end up in jail?
Lemon Drop: Well, no. I don't think you can buy me new books from a jail cell. Speaking of books, what did you read last month?
Me: I did OK. Only six books, but pretty solid quality-wise.
Title links will take you to full reviews.
Diamond Dreams by Zuri Day - Contemporary romance, Harlequin/Kimani, 2012 - Grade = C-
- Pampered daughter of a glitzy wine-making family meets her match in self-made man from the wrong side of the tracks. Some interesting elements here, and I liked the glam setting. However the suspense sub plot and some lumping writing, especially during love scenes, didn't work for me. Harlequin Cheat Sheet: Heroine Done Wrong, One Slimy Ex, Former Gang-Bangin' Hero, Mommy Doesn't Love Me, Family Dynasty, Two Over-Protective Sequel-Baitin' Brothers.
- My absolute favorite read of the month. Opposites attract when a bubbly fun-loving production assistant goes after a stuffed-shirt, button-up'ed hero for her company's latest documentary. Harlequin Cheat Sheet: Free Spirit Heroine, All Business Hero, Hero Done Wrong, Road Romance.
- My TBR Challenge read of the month. Loved the gritty SoCal setting, and that the author didn't shy away from her depiction of gangs, drugs and crime. Solid suspense delivered along with a steamy romance. Glad I have more books by this author in my TBR!
- Historical fiction with a very strong romance element. Vaudeville dancer heroine pins her hopes on the fact that the theater owner's son is back in town. Surely he's come back for her, and to save the struggling theater.
- My bad for not reading the back cover description before picking up this book. The secret baby plot pretty much insured that I was going to loathe the heroine with every fiber of my being. Perrin can write though.
Review is forthcoming at TGTBTU. Harlequin Cheat Sheet: Single Mom, Cop Hero, Secret Baby, One Kidlet, Two Sequel-Baitin' Sisters
- A frothy confection set in Regency England. Older sister is on the way to Gretna Green to stop feather-brained younger sister from eloping with her smarmy dance instructor. Along the way she meets a love-sick Mister who agrees to help her reach her destination.
Review is forthcoming at TGTBTU. Harlequin Cheat Sheet: One Duty Bound Older Sister, One Brain Dead Younger Sister, One Reaching Above His Station Hero, One Cold-Fish Father
Lemon Drop: Mommy likes Bears In The Night because of its excellent use of prepositional phrases. Whatever the heck that means! I like it because I've finally figured out ways I can sneak out of my bedroom. This is, like, the best How-To book ever! Thanks Auntie Wendy!