Saturday, July 31, 2010

Review! Unholy Magic by Stacia Kane

Unholy Magic 
Downside Ghosts, book 2
Stacia Kane
Del Rey 
July 6, 2010
ISBN-10: 0345515587 
ISBN-13: 978-0345515582


For Chess Putnam, finding herself near-fatally poisoned by a con psychic and then stopping a murderous ghost is just another day on the job. As an agent of the Church of Real Truth, Chess must expose those looking to profit from the world’s unpleasant little poltergeist problem—humans filing false claims of hauntings—all while staving off any undead who really are looking for a kill. But Chess has been extra busy these days, coping with a new “celebrity” assignment while trying on her own time to help some desperate prostitutes.

Someone’s taking out the hookers of Downside in the most gruesome way, and Chess is sure the rumors that it’s the work of a ghost are way off base. But proving herself right means walking in the path of a maniac, not to mention standing between the two men in her life just as they—along with their ruthless employers—are moving closer to a catastrophic showdown. Someone is dealing in murder, sex, and the supernatural, and once again Chess finds herself right in the crossfire.  

Unholy Magic is the second book in the Downside Series and right off the bat, I'm going to start by saying that it's the best book by far. I'm in love with it and I want to have its babies. Okay, Terrible's babies. For real. Chess is back and more messed up than ever. She's a druggie working for the Church as a debunker and her latest case is finding out who or what is killing all these prostitutes and stealing their eyes. Literally. And that's not all, Chess is also trying to break another case about a celebrity's house being hunted and before you know it, she's in deep and her life might just end up on the line.

I never thought that a druggie with an insane amount of problems would bring me so much joy. I absolutely love Chess as a character. She's so sick and messed up and not for a second have I ever felt bad for her. Not once. She owns up to her huge short-comings and she's one of my favorite characters ever. Kane has done a superb job developing her characters. Terrible, one of the gangster's right-hand man is just fabulous. He's a man of few words that the ones he does say carry a hell of a punch and from the first book (Unholy Ghosts) I just fell for him. I'm dying for these two to finally get together yet I'm so worried that because Chess is so broken that things just won't last. I'm hoping that he's her prince in drugs-dealing-people-beating-scary-dude armor and completely turns her life around. I definitely have big hopes for these two but Kane's got a sick sense of humor and I just know she's going to make me suffer and wait for anything to happen between these two. It's okay, though - Bring it, Kane!

The plot itself is insanely original and fun to read. I wasn't bored at any point because the characters and the plot and just everything comes together so well and from the get-go, I was 100% invested in the story. Unholy Magic is made of awesome, no doubt about it. I love the characters, I love the story and honestly, I can't say enough good things about it! Highly recommend this series to anyone looking for a kickass Urban Fantasy series with unforgettable characters and a plot that will keep you up at night.

Lush Rating: 5!

Friday, July 30, 2010

Quickie Review! Hell, Yeah by Carolyn Brown

Hell, Yeah
Honky Town, book 2
Carolyn Brown
Sourcebooks Casablanca 
August 3, 2010
ISBN-10: 1402239270 
ISBN-13: 978-1402239274

She's finally found a place that feels like home...

When Cathy O'Dell buys the Honky Tonk, the nights of cowboys and country tunes come together to create the home she's always wanted. Then in walks a ruggedly handsome oil man who tempts her to trade in the happiness she's found at the Honky Tonk for a life on the road with him...

He lives the good life...

Gorgeous and rich, Travis Henry travels the country unearthing oil wells and then moving on. Then the beautiful blue-eyed new owner of the Honky Tonk beer joint becomes his best friend and so much more. When his job is done in Texas, how is he ever going to hit the road without her?

Hell, Yeah is the second book in the Honky Town series and in it, Cathy is now the owner of the bar. She's got a new life and it seems like everything's going great until Travis Henry walks into her bar. From the get-go, there's an immediate attraction between the two of them. The thing is, Cathy is a bit prickly. I can understand that she's been hurt before but at times, she's downright bitchy and Henry thinks that because she works at a bar, she must be a dumb blond. This is something that really annoyed me, especially considering that it's like a repeat from the first book in this series, I Love This Bar. I got over this quickly.

The second characters kind of made up for this because they're so much funny and exciting! So while I had issues with the main characters, I did enjoy the story mostly when I wasn't getting annoyed by the primary characters although I must admit that once they get over their misconception of each other, it completely turned the story around for me. Hell, Yeah is a sweet and romantic story about two people falling in love and with great set of secondary characters, I really enjoyed the story.

Lush Rating: 3!

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Dear Book, Talk to the HAND.

This is me right now. Buried under term papers, homework and up-coming finals. I might possibly be a bit slow with the reviews for the next week or so. I'm going to try to post some, though!

In the meantime, wish me luck! I'll be around.


Saturday, July 24, 2010

In My Mailbox! (35)

Yay, more books! I get so happy yet feel so guilty that my TBR pile is about to bury me.. Oops? But that's okay though! Because I'll sure work my way through it. Eventually. Anyway! Here are the books I got this week:

City of Ghosts by Stacia Kane - OH. My. God.
White Heat by Brenda Novak
Passing Strange by Daniel Waters - UK cover! Sweet.
Only the Good Spy Young by Ally Carter
The Grimrose Path by Rob Thurman

I'm SO excited to read 'em all!

-- IMM is hosted by Kristi at The Story Siren.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Review! When Blood Calls by J.K. Beck

When Blood Calls
J.K. Beck
Bantam Books
August 31, 2010
ISBN-10: 044024577X 
ISBN-13: 978-0440245773

Attorney Sara Constantine is thrilled with her promotion—until she finds out that she must now prosecute vampires and werewolves. The first defendant she’ll be trying to put away? Lucius Dragos, the sexy stranger with whom she recently shared an explosive night of ecstasy.
When Lucius kisses a beautiful woman sitting next to him at the bar, he’s hoping only to avoid the perceptive gaze of the man he’s planning to kill. But what starts as a simple kiss ignites into an all-consuming passion. Charged with murder, Luke knows that Sara is determined to see him locked away—unless he can convince her that he’s not a monster. And that might mean making the ultimate sacrifice.
As a prosecutor, Sara Constantine has seen the worst of people and when she gets a chance to work with an elite group of Homeland Security officials to send monsters to prison, she's immediately takes it up. Sara soon finds out that by monsters, they really do mean monsters. She'd be prosecuting vampires and werewolves and any other thing that comes out to play at night that have hurt others. Sara thinks she's ready to start until she meets her first case - Lucius (Luke) Dragos. They kind of know each other, as in, they had a sinfully hot one night stand. And even more upsetting, he's a vampire.

Sara can't reconcile that gentle and demanding lover that she was with that night with the man sitting in front of her in an interrogation room accused of ripping a judge's throat out. Literally. But she doesn't have a choice but to do her best to convict him, even if doing so might send the one man that can make her feel like she's never felt before straight to the guillotine. Literally.

When Blood Calls starts off Beck's new paranormal romantic suspense series and a fabulous start, it is! Sara and Luke have an incredible chemistry together and it's obvious from the get-go. They're both really strong characters and that along with a great bunch of secondary ones that add more depth to the story make for a really entertaining read. I really enjoyed how this story has a bit of everything: romance, paranormal and suspense and it all makes a miasma full of awesome! When Blood Calls is dark, edgy and wickedly hot! With great characters and a plot that will keep you guessing until the end, this book is a great read! I highly recommend it.

Lush Rating: 4!

Saturday, July 17, 2010

In My Mailbox! (34)

I haven't done one of these in weeks! Sheesh. Anyway, so I'm going to cover the books I've received the past couple of weeks and they are..

Aries Rising by Bonnie Hearn Hill
All I ever Wanted by Kristan Higgins
Jessica's Guide to Dating on the Dark Side by Bethany Fantaskey
Tyger Tyger by Kersten Hamilton
Halo by Alexandra Adornetto
Masked Anthology edited by Lou Anders.


-- IMM is hosted by Kristi at The Story Siren.

Friday, July 16, 2010

Review! Death's Excellent Vacation

Death's Excellent Vacation
Charlaine Harris, Toni L.P. Kelner 
August 3, 2010
ISBN-10: 0441018688
ISBN-13: 978-0441018680

The editors of Wolfsbane and Mistletoe and Many Bloody Returns deliver a new collection-including a never-before-published Sookie Stackhouse story. 
New York Times bestselling authors Charlaine Harris, Katie MacAlister, Jeaniene Frost-plus Lilith Saintcrow, Jeff Abbott, and more-send postcards from the edge of the paranormal world to fans who devoured Wolfsbane and Mistletoe and Many Bloody Returns.

With an all-new Sookie Stackhouse story and twelve other original tales, editors Charlaine Harris and Toni L. P. Kelner bring together a stellar collection of tour guides who offer vacations that are frightening, funny, and touching for the fanged, the furry, the demonic, and the grotesque. Learn why it really can be an endless summer-for immortals.
Even monsters need a vacation! In Death's Excellent Vacation, there are thirteen short stories ranging from a brand spankin' new Sookie Stackhouse story, which happens to be one of my most favorite series, to new-to-me authors. Admittedly, I've never been a fan of anthologies such as this because if I like a story in it, by the time it's over, I always want more! So I'm left unsatisfied and I don't like that.  However, I highly enjoy most of the stories in this anthology.

One of my favorites is Katie MacAlister's story, "The Perils of Effrijim". It's told in Jim's point of view and he is the demon dog from her Aisln't ing Grey series and I absolutely love that character. Love! He's absolutely hilarious and I was so incredibly happy to read his story. There's also another story I really enjoyed: Jeaniene Frost's short story titled "One for the Money" about Cat and Bones, I totally love those books and it was really cool to revisit some old favorite characters.

While there were several stories I highly enjoyed, like Lilith Saintcrow's "The Heart is Always Right" and L.A. Banks' "Seeing is Believing," I didn't enjoy them all. There's some new-to-me authors that I'll definitely look up but some stories just didn't hold my attention. Overall, Death's Excellent Vacation is a fun quick read in which you can revisit favorite characters or find new authors, I really enjoyed it and and while I don't think I'll ever be a huge fan of anthologies, they're a cool read every now and then.

Lush Rating: 3!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Feature Book Trailer! Halo by Alexandra Adornetto.

This is the trailer for Halo by Alexandra Adornetto, an up-coming YA about angels and I'm insanely excited to start reading this book! Love the trailer and expect a review from me soon.

Review & Giveaway! The Eternal Ones by Kirsten Miller.

The Eternal One
Kirsten Miller
August 10, 2010
ISBN-10: 1595143084
ISBN-13: 978-1595143082

Haven Moore can't control her visions of a past with a boy called Ethan and a life in New York that ended in fiery tragedy. In our present, she designs beautiful dresses for her classmates with her best friend Beau. Dressmaking keeps her sane, since she lives with her widowed and heartbroken mother in her tyrannical grandmother's house in Snope City, a tiny town in Tennessee. Then an impossible group of coincidences conspire to force her to flee to New York, to discover who she is, and who she was.
In New York, Haven meets Iain Morrow and is swept into an epic love affair that feels both deeply fated and terribly dangerous. Iain is suspected of murdering a rock star and Haven wonders, could he have murdered her in a past life? She visits the Ouroboros Society and discovers a murky world of reincarnation that stretches across millennia. Haven must discover the secrets hidden in her past lives, and loves, before all is lost and the cycle begins again.
I've never been a fan of reincarnation or predestination love in my fiction, or reality for that matter. I just think that thinking things are predestined is like saying that you won't take responsibility for your actions because it was predestined and there was nothing you could have done to change that. I just don't like it. Anyway, wow, tangent much? Anyway, having said that, when I first heard about The Eternal Ones, I was a bit wary because Haven seen have been reincarnated and like I said (read: ranted) before, I'm not into that.  However, it sounded interesting and I'm happy to say that I highly enjoyed the story.

Since she was a wee girl, Haven's had visions of a boy whom she's always dreamed of finding but she hadn't put her dreams into actions until now. Next thing you know, she's in New York to found the boy who looks exactly like the one in her vision. Things are not that easy, though, because the boy, Iain, is suspected of murder and he's got a crazy past. Things even get more complicated when Haven starts wondering if Iain killed her in the past, which, by the way? Not a good incentive to a budding romance. Just sayin'. So things are bound to get real messy.

While I enjoyed The Eternal Ones, at times it seemed to me that there was just too much details, too much information and it wasn't even important information that the reader would need to be able to understand what was going on. I'm talking useless details that after a while, I was just over with. Haven's got a very appealing voice and it's very cool to see her deal with her present and past clashing together. The Eternal Ones is an entertaining story about fate and predestination and how love can surpass time. 

Lush Rating: 3!

GIVEAWAY! Courtesy of the awesome people at Razorbill, I have a copy of The Eternal Ones to give away! Open to US and Canada.  Just comment fill up the following form and you're entered! Dateline is August 1st.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Review! The Wish List by Gabi Stevens

The Wish List
Gabi Stevens
Tor Books
April 27, 2010
ISBN-10: 0765365030
ISBN-13: 978-0765365033

Kristin Montgomery is more than a little shocked when her aunts inform her they’re fairy godmothers. Worse, after dropping that bombshell they hand her a wand and head off on a world cruise. Now Kristin’s uncomplicated life as a CPA in San Diego has disappeared like magic and she not only has to deal with her burgeoning magical powers, but also a reluctant—and distractingly sexy—magical arbiter.

Tennyson Ritter is a historian. A scholar by choice, he is yanked from his studies to act as arbiter for the newly chosen fairy godmother. He doesn’t want to waste his time with a woman who doesn’t know anything about magic or the magical world, but soon the beguiling Kristin draws him away from his books and into her life.

But before Kristin can hone her skills and pass the tests necessary to fully claim her powers, she and Tennyson must work together to defend the world – both magical and human – against those that would claim her powers for their own.
One day Kristin Montgomery is a boring, ol' CPA, the next she founds out her aunts are fairy godmothers going on a cruise and so is Kristin! A fairy godmother, that is. She's not going on a cruise. Turns out, they're retiring and that means that Kristin has to take their place as a godmother but there's a wee little problem: She has no idea how to even use a wand, nevertheless actually going about granting wishes and doing whatever else entails being a godmother. So because she's a newb, she has to be trained by no other than Tennyson Ritter, a well-know historian and wizard. 

To make things deliciously complicated, from the get-go Kristin and Tennyson have the hots for each other but as a arbiter/student, it's against the rules for them to start anything. But before they can even start thinking about exploring their very-illegal feelings for each other, odd things start to happen and before you know it, Kristin's life is in danger and Tennyson is the only one who can help her. Obviously. 

Let me start by saying that I did not finish The Wish List. Yep, it was a DNF for me and mostly because I could not stand either main character. From the beginning, Kristin annoyed the bejesus out of me with her whining and it got old fast. Tennyson is so high and mighty that at times I wanted to reach into the book and smack him. I tried to give them the benefit of the doubt and even made it almost half way through the book before I just called it a day and gave up. The story itself is just so convoluted and poorly-explained and honestly, it seemed like the author was pulling information out of nowhere and smashing it all together in the hopes of it somehow making sense and it didn't one bit. The plot is shallow and confusing and the characters highly annoying and unlikeable and I'm sorry to say The Wish List was a huge miss for me. 

Lush Rating: 2!

Friday, July 9, 2010

Giveaway! Shiver and Linger by Maggie Stiefvater

I'm giving away a copy of Shiver and Linger by Maggie Stiefvater - thanks to the awesome people at Scholastic! - to a lucky winner to celebrate the release of Linger on July 20th. 

For years, Grace has watched the wolves in the woods behind her house. One yellow-eyed wolf—her wolf—is a chilling presence she can't seem to live without. Meanwhile, Sam has lived two lives: In winter, the frozen woods, the protection of the pack, and the silent company of a fearless girl. In summer, a few precious months of being human... until the cold makes him shift back again.

Now, Grace meets a yellow-eyed boy whose familiarity takes her breath away. It's her wolf. It has to be. But as winter nears, Sam must fight to stay human—or risk losing himself, and Grace, forever.

This is the story of a boy who used to be a wolf and a girl who was becoming one.

Just a few months ago, it was Sam who was the mythical creature. His was the disease we couldn't cure. His was the good-bye that meant the most. He had the body that was a mystery, too strange and wonderful and terrifying to comprehend.

But now it is spring. With the heat, the remaining wolves will soon be falling out of their wolf pelts and back into their human bodies. Sam stays Sam, and Cole stays Cole, and it's only me who's not firmly in my own skin.

If you'd like to win both of these great books (My Shiver review is here and my Linger one will be coming soon), fill out the form below. Dateline is Monday 7/19. This giveaway is open to US only. Sorry Canada.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Review! To Conquer a Highlander by Mary Wine

To Conquer a Highlander
Mary Wine
Sourcebooks Casablanca 
July 6, 2010
ISBN-10: 1402237375
ISBN-13: 978-1402237379

A fierce Highland laird ready to kill for king and country…
When Torin McLeren discovers his neighbor’s plot against his king, he takes their daughter as his prisoner, thereby stopping her father’s plot from going forward. But that leaves him with a woman under his roof whom he can’t ignore, and not just because she’s his enemy’s daughter…
A woman who’s as much trouble as she is temptation..
Shannon McBoyd decides to use her captor to experience passion for the first time, and then to destroy him. But her plan goes awry because once she has lured Torin into her bed, she no longer wants to hurt the one man who seems to value and understand her…
Even if her father will kill him—and her—when he discovers what they’ve done...
Something I don't particular enjoy about Historicals (although I should say that this can happen in any type of romance book, not only Historicals) is that at times I've noticed how minute the hero comes into the picture, the heroine turns into a saaaave-me doormat. This is highly annoying to me. However, this book is an exception, Shannon from the get-go doesn't take any BS from anybody, including Torin, no matter how yummylicious he might be! I liked that. Sure, she wasn't in the best of situation considering she's just being kidnapped by (let's not forget, super hot) the Highlander whose town her mean, horrendous father just attacked and so Torin's looking for some revenge.
Another thing I really liked about Shannon is how she owe her sexuality, she wasn't one of those girls who once they start getting the hots for a guy get all scandalous and such. Sure, she was a bit unnerved but that's only understandable since the guy she's getting the hots for just kinda kidnapped her. I liked Torin a lot too. He was manly and alpha but not too alpha to make me want to slap him which is always a good thing! 

To Conquer a Highlander is a sexy, fun story about two people falling in love, no matter what obstacles are in their way. Shannon and Torin have an incredible chemistry together and it was really fun to see them spar. Any romance book fan will highly enjoy this book!

Lush Rating: 4!

Monday, July 5, 2010

Review! Revenant by Phaedra Weldon

Revenant (A Zoe Martinique Investigation)
Phaedra Weldon
Ace Trade 
June 1, 2010
ISBN-10: 0441018653
ISBN-13: 978-0441018659

The smart, sassy, single, and "highly original" (#1 New York Times bestselling author Patricia Briggs) Zoë Martinique is back- and she's seeking clues on the other side... 
Zoë Martinique's life hasn't been ordinary for quite awhile. First she developed the ability to travel outside her body at will-where she encountered some seriously weird things. Things that left her with powers that she didn't really want or need. Still, a person can get used to almost anything- even being a Wraith. Though more often than not, it plays serious havoc with her love life.
But for once, Zoë is glad of her abilities. Bodies are showing up all over Atlanta, drained of blood. They're beings from another astral plane, called Revenants-and they're being stalked by her old enemy, the Phantasm. The Revenants are hardly the nicest of creatures-but to preserve the cosmic balance, Zoë will need to put everything on the line to save them...
Revenant is the fourth book in the Zoe Martinique series and in it, our favorite Wraith, Zoe, is back. Things are far from being all fun and games though, especially when random bodies start turning up covered in bloody ruins. And a bit on the lacking-blood side. As in, they've been drained of every single drop. To further complicate things, these bodies are not human, they're Revenants, or beings from another plane and something is hunting them. Zoe soon finds herself in the middle of this mess because as a Wraith, she's the only being that can help find whoever is killing the Revenants before it's too late but this comes at a great cost. Lucky her.

First of all, I highly recommend you not try to read this series out of order, it won't make a lick of sense if you do. Believe me. Having said that, I have read the books in order and even then, I was a bit confused at times. There's a lot of characters to keep in mind and it was overwhelming, enough at times that I had to stop reading and reorient myself, if you will. Nevertheless, reading the story from Zoe's point of view is definitely entertaining! She has such a witty, dry sense of humor that you can't help but appreciate it and honestly, the story is pretty serious in that they're trying to found out the murderer and Zoe's humor lightens the plot.

Revenant is a great addition to this series! While I was confused at times, like I previously said, it wasn't bad enough to really mess the story up. Revenant is a super fun story that will keep you entertained to the very end and I'm definitely looking forward to the next Zoe adventure!

Lush Rating: 3.5!

Friday, July 2, 2010

Review! Body Master by C.J. Barry

Body Master
C.J. Barry
Berkley Trade Sensation
Paranormal Romance
August 3, 2010
ISBN-10: 042523455X
ISBN-13:  978-0425234556

Her world under siege...  
Seneca Thomas is an agent with XCEL, a secret government taskforce charged with capturing the dangerous shapeshifters that have infiltrated New York City, passing for humans. Her Native American heritage gives her a special gift—the ability to see the shapeshifters for what they are. Unfortunately, this doesn’t make killing them any easier...  
...his life on the line. 
Max Dempsey was on a refugee transport that crashed to Earth, setting thousands of shapeshifters free to do what they do best—replicate the local population in order to survive. Among them is the shifter who murdered Max’s wife. Now Max’s only desire is to find him and destroy him—until he gets partnered with Seneca, a sexy, fearless agent who would kill every one of his kind—including Max—if given the chance.
 A dangerous liaison
As a criminal army of shifters assembles under the city determined to wreak havoc and destroy humanity, Seneca and Max will have to embrace their explosive chemistry, for only by trusting in each other and their power can they hope to stop the growing evil.
Seneca Thomas lives for one thing - to hunt shapeshifters who has viciously murdered humans. As an agent for XCEL, she's got the go-ahead to do just that to these monsters. However, things don't go exactly as planned on her latest case and next thing she knows, she's forced to partner up with Max Dempsey. It wouldn't be that much of a problem if he wasn't a shapeshifter, the same being Seneca wants to kill with a passion. 

Max has put up with a lot of crap to get where he is at the moment. He's the only shapeshifter in an organization that was made to kill exactly what he is but he won't rest until he finds whoever killed his wife and betrayed their people. And if that means partnering with the stubborn, beautiful hunter that the Seneca Thomas is, then he's more than up to it. 

Soon enough, Seneca and Max notice that they don't exactly hate each other. In fact, they're kinda hot for each other but before Seneca can get over her prejudice for shapeshifters and Max can put his revenge to rest, they need to found out why so many shapeshifters have been killing humans lately and who is behind the murders before it's too late.

Body Master is the first book of the Body series and a solid start, in my opinion. Barry gives enough back story for the reader to know what's going on. I did have some issues with the story though. It's never fully explained why Seneca hates the shapeshifters so much, and it was just exasperating at times to read her ranting about them and it seemed like she just hated that they existed. Uh, racist much? So, needless to say, I got over that fast. But hey, the relationship between her and Max was sweet, they really don't want to start having feelings for each other and they definitely fight it but it was lovely to see them get to know each other more and see their attraction grow stronger.

Body Master has a bit of everything: great action scenes, hot romance, killer suspense and paranormal goodness that makes for a fun read. I'm definitely looking forward to checking out this author's future books.

Lush Rating: 3.5!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Review! And One Last Thing.. By Molly Harper

And One Last Thing
Molly Harper 
Gallery Books
July 27, 2010  
ISBN-10: 1439168776  
ISBN-13: 978-1439168776

Lacey Terwilliger thought she had a good life. A good husband, a great house and a respectable standing in the community - What more could a girl want? That is, until she founds out her husband, Mike, is a scumbag cheater who's doing his secretary, Beebee. Understandably, Lacey is highly mad about this and what does a pissed off wife do when she founds out her husband is SOB cheater? Well, get revenge, of course! Lacey's just a little bit creative than others in getting her sweet revenge, she mails out a newsletter to all Mike's clients, family, and friends announcing how he's a cheater and a bastard. Hey, some girls take a baseball bat to their cars, others decide to send out an email.

Cue outrage. Lacey's the talk of the town and she decides on a self-imposed exile into her grammy's old cabin in the woods.  She's got a lot to think about; her whole life has been shaken, and now that Mike's being even more of a scumbag by suing her for character defamation on top of the fact she's already dealing with the divorce. Soon after moving into the cabin, she runs into her new neighbor; and by run I mean he walks in on her sitting outside in her underwear, she trips and ends up with her bum in the air. Hell of a introduction. Monroe's a very good-looking man who admittedly is not very nice to Lacey at all at first. However, as they get to know each other more, a friendship starts forming but things might be getting a lot more intimate and steamy than Lacey ever anticipated.

And One Last Thing... will keep you entertained from beginning to end! Harper's got such a fresh, witty voice that immediately captures the reader and the characters she writes about are so alive that you'll immediately cheer for them, or boo them. I fell for Lacey, her life bubble was burst all to hell and now that it's all said and done, she sees that her life was not even close to perfect to begin with. Her husband was rarely there, she let her career as a journalist fall through the cracks, and she had alienated all her old friends. So now that this chapter in her life is closed, she faces a whole new life but after her pity party is over, she more than rises to the occasion! It felt good to see her become an even better person with her own hopes and dreams. And One Last Thing... is funny, sweet, and romantic story about new beginnings and I highly enjoyed myself reading it!

Lush Rating: 4.5!

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