Apparently there was some huge publicity around this book’s author, who wrote the story while hanging out at a tire shop, just like Kate, the main character in the book. While it’s a cool story, it had nothing to do with why I decided to read the book. I read the book for 2 reasons:
The hero isn’t a billionaire, playboy, shifter, Navy Seal or rockstar; he’s a mechanic. You don’t get enough sexy mechanics in romance land (in my humble opinion).
The blurb is cute, as is the cover dude (can’t ever go wrong with a hot guy flashing abs and using tools, am I right?)
I have a confession to make. I’m a grumpy old lady. (Shocking, right? You never would have guessed it, huh?) And in my capacity as a grumpy old lady, I get cranky when my favorite authors branch out into other genres or categories of romance. I want them to write what I want them to write, darn it! Is that too much to ask?
After not finishingOperation Annulment, I decided to give the author another chance because I had a bad cold when I was doing that review, and I was super grumpy. (Hard to imagine, right? I’m usually such a ray of pure sunshine) So, I readThrough the Woods when I was healthy again, and enjoyed it much more thanOperation Annulment. Then, with the cold virus from hell well and truly behind me, I picked upOperation Fit-ishand was pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed it. Mostly.
I’ll just warn you up front, folks. This could get ugly. There could be fangirling. There could be copious amounts of undignified squeeing. I can’t help it. That’s what this book has reduced me to. I’m just a shell of the grumpy, bitter old book reviewer I was before reading the book. A happy, shiny shell who can’t stop giggling and smiling. It’s gratuitous, really. Let’s just hope I don’t resort to LOLing and OMGing. (*shudders and takes a deep breath*) Here it goes…
Title:Take the Body and Run Author:Jada Ryker Publication date:09/20/2016 Kindle Unlimited:Yes Cliffhanger:No
I decided to read and review this book based on the words “fart machine” in the blurb. What can I say? Farts are hilarious. I’m immature like that. I think the author and I share a similar sense of humor, for the most part.
I could immediately see why this book was a Kindle Scout winner. It’s well written, has a nice, even pace, just enough mystery to keep things interesting, and plenty of witty, snappy dialogue. Fun, quirky characters are also in abundance, which I love.
Title:The Trouble with Emma Author:Katie Oliver Publication date:02/29/16 Kindle Unlimited:No Cliffhanger:No
I have a confession to make. I’m not a Jane Austen fan. There, I’ve said it. All you Colin Firth fans out there can quit reading now if you feel it necessary. I’ve never daydreamed about finding my own Mr. Darcy, or of being Lizzie or Jane Bennet. Nope, no siree. Not. A. Fan.
So what, you might ask, made me pick up a book that’s part of a series titled The Jane Austen Factor? I dunno. Temporary insanity?
Title:America’s Next Reality Star Author:Laura Heffernan Publication date:03/07/2017 Publisher:Lyrical Shine Kindle Unlimited:No Cliffhanger:No Rating:4 out of 5 Amazon blurb Twenty-four-year-old Jen Reid had her life in good shape: an okay job, a tiny-cute Seattle apartment, and a great boyfriend almost ready to get serious. In a flash it all came apart. Single, unemployed, and holding an eviction notice, who has time to remember trying out for a reality show? Then the call comes, and Jen sees her chance to start over—by spending her summer on national TV.
LuckilyThe Fishbowlis all about puzzles and games, the kind of thing Jen would love even if she wasn’t desperate.
ROMANTIC COMEDY Title:The Foxe & the Hound Author:RS Grey Publication date:06/01/2017 Publisher:Amazon Digital Services Kindle Unlimited:Yes Cliffhanger:No Rating:5 out of 5 Amazon blurb When your life is a hot mess at twenty, it’s cute. At twenty-seven…well, not so much.
It’s just that my lofty dreams—making it as a real estate agent, paying rent on time, showering daily—have stayed just that: dreams. Oh, and love? I’ve decided love might be a little ambitious for me at the moment. Instead, I’ve settled for the two guys who will never leave me: Ben & Jerry.
That is, until Dr. Adam Foxe takes up residence as the town’s new vet.