Moyes has mastered the art of likable, not terribly memorable, but far from simple-minded storytelling.
...it’s baggy and loose, at times too much, at times not enough, but driven by sharp storytelling, thought-provoking ideas, and strong characters. It might take a bit for a contemporary reader, used to the comparatively sleek design of most modern fiction, to adjust, but the effort is amply repaid.
A multifaceted cast of characters, a plot twist involving the legendary Romanovs, and plenty of sensual romance will keep readers riveted.
Northanger Abbey is frequently thought of alongside Austen’s juvenilia. Too often, this oddly literal reimagining comes off as simply juvenile.
Foster skillfully balances steamy seduction and police work as Margo and Dash learn to be a team in and out of the bedroom.
...I unreservedly loved The King, but I wish we could have been given a longer book to accommodate more of the characters and the interactions...It feels like a character-driven story is being forced into a plot-driven approach at the expense of elements that made the earlier books such great reads.
A thought-provoking look at women of a certain age and the choices they make when they realize their lives aren’t exactly what they expected—or thought they were.
Colleen's feelings of abandonment and Lucas's unstable early years offer compelling character traits that keep the pages turning despite a thin plot.
Despite the many characters and subplots, this is easily read as a standalone, though taking in the entire series will only add to the pleasure.
While chaotic at times, this delightfully zany novel is anything but disappointing, and Laurenston’s fans will gobble it up like Livy with a jar of cinnamon honey.
...Play surpassed my expectations. And now I can't wait to see what's in store for bad boy lead singer Jimmy. It will be hard to top Mal and Anne's story though.
I will say that I enjoyed this second book a little more than the first book. I think that I connected with Ronin & Amery more in Unwound then in Bound. It was a great story of love, loss and learning to find one’s self. There were many heart breaking parts of this book but so many good parts.
As Thorn and India hesitantly reveal their secrets to each other, they wonder whether they can accept the risks of love. James’s wonderful cast and effortless plotting make this a delicious romance to be savored again and again.
Wrapping up, I loved, loved, LOVED this book. It was a great way to loose my Hoover-inity. Yes, this was my very first time reading a Colleen Hoover novel! I’m just as shocked as you are, how the heck did it take me so long to pick up one of her books?!
Evening Stars was definitely full of high drama but it was well-balanced by a cute puppy, relatable insecurities, that awesome antique store, and the adorable community of Blackberry Island.
Laine loves to make soup on rainy days. (We’re told this a few too many times). Carr writes the equivalent of Laine’s soup - cozy, rainy-day books that make you feel a little bit warmer and a little bit better about the world. This isn’t a perfect version of Carr’s recipe, but it’s definitely an acceptable variation.
Overall, I loved Take A Chance. It was basically an emotional roller coaster for me...Do I recommend this one? Abso-freaking-lutely. It is honestly one of my favorite Glines books.
Less funny than Evanovich’s knockabout Stephanie Plum adventures but less mannered and annoying too: a comfy seriocomic caper just right for beach reading while you wait for the inevitable summer movie.
This is not the best in the Argeneau Series. I could not get into the hero and heroine. Throughout the book I kept thinking that caring about them or the plot was going to happen at any moment and it just didn’t occur.
Fans of smalltown contemporaries will savor this delicious and heartwarming story, a refreshingly realistic romance between two great characters.