So it’s Book Talk day! Wooo!
This week I finished a revision, got crit, did more revision and sent it away, away. I also have edits which I started yesterday as well. But the point of that meander down off topic avenue is that I had time to read! Well, partly because my oldest son broke a tooth and I sat in the dentist’s office yesterday for a long stretch, but still.
So this week I read, Billionaires Prefer Blondes and Gift Wrap Optional. I also started (and am loving) Bound For The Holidays.
Gift Wrap Optional is TJ Michaels’ Wild Winter Quickie just out from Ellora’s Cave. And I loved it (of course). First of all, it makes me sad that you don’t see heroines as mothers very often. Melaniece is a mom of two grown children. I loved the interaction between mom and kids! It’s a story about second chances and well, I have a soft spot for second chance stories.
And okay, more than that, the chemistry between Michael (yay a red haired hero!) and Melaniece is wonderful. This is a quickie but TJ builds the tension well, not wasting a single word. The sex? Wooo baby, nicely written and hot, hot, hot!
I don’t want to give any spoilers, but Gift Wrap Optional takes the story of second chances at love and gives it a fabulous paranormal twist. A fabulous quick read that I really enjoyed.
Suzanne Enoch’s, Billionaires Prefer Blondes is the third in her series that follows slightly “retired” cat burglar Samantha Jellicoe and hot billionaire Rick Addison. I’ve always liked Enoch’s historicals but I fell in love with Sam and Rick and have eagerly read each new book about them (if you haven’t read Flirting with Danger and Don’t Look Down yet, why not?)
I like that Enoch gave us some more of Sam and Rick and how they’re attempting to both fit themselves into a relationship they were both clearly not expecting. Neither is perfect and there are moments in each book where you want to smack the crap out of one or the other of them.
The secondary characters are wonderful (Stoney is one of my favorites ever) and the overall story is clever and has a little bit of a twist.
BPB is quick, the chemistry between Sam and Rick is believable and very well done and the romance is realistic (to a point, we are talking billionaires and cat burglars here, LOL) in how two people who have been very independent fit another person into their life. I can’t wait to see what’s next for these two.
I’ll write up Bound for the Holidays when I finish it. But it’s Mackenzie McKade, so you know it’s gonna be good, right?