Monday, September 29, 2008

Hell Bent

LibraryThing book review...
Hell Bent written by William G. Tapply

Boston attorney Brady Coyne is missing his ex, Evie, when another ex, Alex, shows back up in his life. Alex's brother, Augustine Sinclair, is suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder after a stint in Iraq as a freelance photographer. His wife has kicked him out and wants a divorce, so this is where Brady comes in. But, things get complicated when it appears that Gus commits suicide. Brady's love life is also complicated between getting over Evie and moving on to Alex.

Hell Bent was an engrossing, quick read. I really enjoyed Brady Coyne and plan on reading some more books by William G. Tapley (this was my first). He is an engaging, believable charactor, quite charming. The ending was a surprise to me, I totally had no clue.

Friday, September 26, 2008

Friday Fill-ins #91 we go!

1. Candy, cooler weather, and time at home are some of the things I'm most looking forward to in October.

2. Sometimes I wish I were on a beach somewhere far, far away.

3. Wacky things happen all the time and that's why there is a saying, "never say never"!

4. When I'm down, I call a friend.

5. On my computer is where you'll find me most often.

6. A rainy day is good for reading a good book or taking a nap.

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I’m looking forward to seeing my parents, tomorrow my plans include shopping with my mom and Sunday, I want to chill!

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Turning Tables

LibraryThing book review...
Turning Tables by Heather & Rose MacDowell

Turning Tables is a fun book about Erin Edwards, a marketing manager who loses her job and turns to waitressing to make ends meet. Erin gets a job at the upscale Roulette through a family friend. She finds out waitressing isn't so easy, but she does find some help in the form of Cato, a seasoned veteran who helps her along. Erin also meets some fellas, has some adventures, gets a dog (and a fish), and learns some important things about herself along the way.

This book is a fast read and lots of fun. I loved the characters, especially Erin and the chef, Carl. I've been a waitress and it rang true for me in many ways. Others have said the ending was cheesy, but I like cheesy:) All in all, a great chick lit book!

Sunday, September 21, 2008


LibraryThing book review...
Fractured by Karin Slaughter

Fractured is about wealthy housewife, Abigail Campano, who comes home to find the dead body of her daughter, Emma, but it is actually her friend, Kayla. This is just the beginning of the many mysteries that are played out in Fractured. Paired together to solve this mystery are GBI agent Will Trent and Detective Faith Mitchell, an interesting duo, for sure. The conflicts these two have with each other and within themselves are the best part of the story. The story is suspenseful, steady, and keeps you wanting more.

Fractured started slow for me, but steadily became more and more suspenseful. The characters are intriguing and I look forward to seeing more of them in future books. I especially enjoyed Will Trent. I didn't see the ending coming, always a sign of a good mystery. I didn't want to see this one end...

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Summer Blowout

LibraryThing book review...
Summer Blowout by Claire Cook

Summer Blowout is about Bella Shaughnessy whose husband has left her for her half-sister, Sophia. To complicate things even more, the whole family works together in the family business, beauty salons. Bella is swears off men, but, of course, she meets one... She also inherits into a cute little dog named Precious. She is very confused about men, family, and relationships.

This book is lots of fun to read, a light beach book or chick lit. It will make you laugh, and you will want to go buy a new lipstick after reading it! Bella is quite comical and likeable, like your best friend. You will feel her pain, laugh at her antics, and be happy with her choices.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Loose Girl

LibraryThing book review...
by Kerry Cohen

Loose Girl is an engrossing read about Kerry Cohen and her struggle to find herself. While others become dependent on drugs or food, Kerry's obsession is sex. It begins as an adolescent struggling to understand her parents' divorce and continues into trying to understand herself. Both of her parents are self-involved and don't seem to notice the struggle their daughter is going through. We see Kerry go through many men in an attempt to find love, and ultimately herself.

I found this book fascinating to read. I really felt Kerry's pain and struggled right along with her. It is very honest and I found that so refreshing. It is painful to read at times, but so worth it. I also felt the end was a bit rushed, but overall I really enjoyed this book.

Friday, September 12, 2008

If you follow along for the festivities of BBAW at My Friend Amy, you will find many chances to win LOTS of goodies! Like what? Well have a look below. All of these things will be given away between September 15-19. There will be a huge variety of ways to win them and giveaways will be announced constantly throughout the week. So be sure to check in often!

Daily Raffles:Monday--Books and Chocolate sponsored by My Friend Amy and Hey Lady! Whatcha' Readin?
Tuesday--Books and Going Green sponsored by My Friend Amy
Wednesday--Books and Coffee sponsored by My Friend Amy
Thursday--Books and Charity sponsored by My Friend Amy and Fashionista Piranha
Friday--Books and Movies sponsored by My Friend Amy

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One lucky winner of the kit will receive:
* A basket of cheese, crackers, cookies and wine for up to 12 people
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* 12 Book Club Girl bookmarks to mark everyone's favorite passages
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TWO SORMAG Goody Bags containing books and more!
A Special Pamper Me Basket from Cafe of Dreams!

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An ARC of So Long At The Fair by Christina Schwarz~

A variety of Hot Chocolate and Tea mixes

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Thursday, September 11, 2008


LibraryThing book review...
by James Patterson

Anne Dunne decides to take her three children on a sailing trip to try to bring her family together after the death of her husband. Their vacation is plaqued with problems from the beginning. Carrie, her teenage daughter, attempts to drown herself, Mark, her teenage son is smoking pot, and her youngest, Ernie, doesn't know what is going on! That is only the beginning of this trip from hell. Lots more happens and soon...

I always enjoy reading a book written by James Patterson and this one is no different. The plot is fast-moving, suspenseful, and full of twists. I enjoyed the story, loved the characters, and even liked the ending! The book is a fast read and quite enjoyable.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

We have a winner!!!

Carol is the winner of the Say Goodbye book & Border giftcard giveaway!! Congratulations to Carol & enjoy:) Thanks to everyone for entering!

Thursday, September 4, 2008

My Husband's Sweethearts

LibraryThing review...
My Husband's Sweethearts written by Bridget Asher

Lucy Shoreman discovers her husband is a serial cheater and leaves him. She is on her own and working when she receives a phone call from her mother telling her that Artie is dying. Her mother insists that she come home and reluctantly Lucy does. One evening, Lucy gets a bit drunk and calls some of Artie's "sweethearts" and invites them to come take their turn at his deathbed. The sweethearts actually start showing up and that is when the fun really begins! Some become friends, some inspire jealously, and others bring surprises about Artie.

I really enjoyed reading this book, it was a lot of fun. The characters were engaging and memorable. The story was different, but very believable. Lots of witty moments, but also many tender moments, which made me enjoy the book even more. The only part that I felt could be improved upon was the ending. The ending was fine, it just didn't seem to fit with what I thought was an engaging story.