Friday, March 8, 2013

book club

Thanks, Katie & Heather!!

This week I read:

Danielle Steel's newest novel, Until the End of Time
Until the End of Time
In the hands of master storyteller Danielle Steel, these two remarkable relationships come together in unexpected and surprising ways, as lovers are lost, and find each other again. If it is true that real love lasts forever and lovers cannot lose each other, then Until the End of Time will not only comfort and fascinate us, as destiny does her dance, but it will give us hope as well. Love and fate are powerful, irresistible forces, as Steel proves to us here, in a book about courage, change, risk, and hope . . . and love that never dies.
(thanks to her website)

Blah! I was seriously loving it up until the middle or so part then it just came crashing down. What is wrong with happiness?! The first couple, Jenny and Bill are adorable,sweet and believable but I thought the second couple was too forced and their story was too short to really start to enjoy the characters, their story and their struggles. I was not a fan of how it all wrapped up and came together at the end,didn't really flow for me.I thought the overall idea was a bit far-fetched, even more me, a hopeless romantic. I give it a C.

High Noon by Nora Roberts
Book Cover
Phoebe MacNamara, Savannah’s top hostage negotiator, must establish contact with the faceless tormentor who is determined to make her a hostage to fear...before she becomes his final victim.
(thanks to her website)

I really enjoyed this novel, I liked the relationship between Phoebe and Duncan because it seemed so raw and true, Duncan is the kind of man I want,one who won't leave when the going gets tough. Although I will admit that NR is a bit gruff with her language and details some times and I felt like this book dragged on for a bit too long. I loved the suspense and mystery, fun to follow and try to figure out. I felt so bad for Phoebe's Mom, Essie, though. Great characters and interesting plot, I give it a B.

Slow Burn by Julie Garwood

Living a successful life just outside of Charleston, South Carolina, Kate MacKenna has always been able to turn her challenges into triumphs. But now the fates seem to be lining up against lethal fashion.
While attending a reception at a friend's estate for a controversial artist, Kate is nearly killed by an explosion. Once home, Kate is hit with the news that the prosperous fragrance company she has nurtured from the ground up is in jeopardy: It turns out that her late mother used the business as collateral for a huge loan, and full payment is due in three weeks. Kate's still reeling from this devastating news when her younger sister's volatile ex-boyfriend shows up and threatens her.
Then Kate receives a call from her best friend, Jordan Buchanan, who is hospitalized and scheduled for surgery in Boston. Though stretched to the limit, Kate immediately rushes to her side. Once she knows that Jordan is going to be fine, Kate abandons her calm facade and allows herself a major meltdown, doing something that is totally uncharacteristic: She has a one-night stand with Jordan's brother Dylan.
Coming to her senses, Kate returns home determined to get back on track and save her business. But the mishaps keep coming.
At Jordan's insistence, Dylan checks up on Kate. He's convinced that she's merely having a spell of bad luck, until he discovers how many people want Kate MacKenna dead.

It is hard to go wrong with a JG novel and this one was just as fast-paced and lovely as her others I have read. Funny,romantic, twisting plots and stories to believe. I give it an A.

Happy Friday!

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