According to Ms. Lemmon’s “Acknowledgements” page at the end of Forgotten Promises, she was asked for a story with an “anti-hero”. I have to say she nailed the anti-hero perfectly when she created the character of Tucker Noscalo. His story and how he changed Morgan Young was not at all what I expected and by the end, it was so much more.
I love a good young adult romantic romp. They are great for cleansing the brain after dramatic, stress filled reads or for reading on cold, rainy days. These simple, sunshine-filled books are not meant to be serious. I only ask that they have a decent story and be well written. This book accomplished one of these requirements and kind of sort of missed on the other. Let me explain…
I think it’s pretty well known that I don’t normally read contemporary fiction that deals with serious issues. I completely shun anything by Jodi Piccoult for fear my meds couldn’t handle the deep depression I might find myself in. But for some odd reason, the situation in this story had me completely intrigued.
A Jay Crownover blog tour? Hells to yeahs, baby! I sought this one out with a vengeance. I briefly met Jay Crownover earlier this year at RAGT in Cincinnati and my impression of her is that she is an extremely down to Earth, “I’ll talk to anyone”-type of a person, […]
Come Back to Me is a new adult romance that called to me. It said over and over, “You’ll want to read a sweet, young romance for a mental break during the holidays… make sure to read me then…” (use a ghostly voice when you read this). Come Back […]
Completely different than any romance I’ve ever read before… How many times have you read those words in a book review? Probably quite a bit. But I have no other way to say it – Crave had an intense, emotional story I wasn’t expecting.
Intriguing… that about sums it up for me.
Hot Holiday Nights fit perfectly into my reading “repertoire”. It had Christmas vacation getaway appeal, a romantic fling with a hot surfer, and then a story about opening new doors in your life and taking chances when opportunity (and LOVE) plop themselves down into your lap.
Well, this is a new one for me! A NICE slow romance built around a strong central protagonist – and it ain’t the girl in the relationship! I so enjoyed this deep look into our military men and the challenges our bravest face in all facets of their lives. Toss […]
Ahhh, Christmas themed books… good or bad, they WILL get you into the mood for the holidays. But what if a “holiday” story took you from Halloween all the way through to Christmas? Wouldn’t that be spectacular? Well, “spectacular” is right here because Jessica Lemmon may have titled the book […]