I don't usually do book reviews, but this weekend I read two books by two new-to-me authors and they just knocked my socks off! (Okay, so I don't wear socks or shoes very often, but still. Maybe I should say they knocked my slippahs off.) First up was Over the Line by Cindy Gerard. Great romantic suspense with a very likeable hero and heroine. There was one thing toward the end that sort of stumped me, but otherwise I really enjoyed the book and will definitely pick up more books by Cindy Gerard.
The other book I read was Crazy Cool by Tara Janzen. I took it to the pool, started reading, and couldn't stop. I finished it in a few hours and completely enjoyed the ride. I will definitely be reading more of Tara Janzen's work too. Great romantic suspense. Her world building reminded me quite a bit of Suz Brockmann's world. Lots of connecting characters, lots of secondary POV, lots of building toward other romances you'd want to read about. There were just a couple of things I would have preferred were done differently, but that didn't detract from my enjoyment at all. Great hero, so sexy. Loved him.
I also picked up Roxanne St. Clair's Thrill Me to Death after reading her guest post over at Murder She Writes and I'm looking forward to it. This will be my first RSC book. I don't know how I float along through life and writing and manage not to read some of these authors for so long. I intend to, but get sidetracked with other books and other authors. Still, I'm so glad I found these three authors to read! Great fun with the first two, and I've already taken enough of a peek at Roxanne St. Clair's book to know I'm going to be hooked when I start it.
First, however, I think I've had a bit of a breakthrough with the WIP. I started working on it Wednesday, got my idea on Thursday, and then the hubby took Friday off. So, no working when he's home because it's play time. And did we play! Went to the pool over at the Hale Koa (resort hotel in Waikiki), swam, ordered poolside daiquiris, and had a good time. 🙂
But now it's back to work time, which is always so hard after a weekend of play. I'm actually looking forward to it, so maybe this idea will pan out. No way to find out other than to go do it. So aloha for now……
Ha! What a life! 🙂
You’re gonna miss this place, almost as much as we’ll miss you!
Glad to hear that you had a break through… I am having a break through too… We will see. 🙂
This is why I intend to get my own pool, Mark. Though the HK pool is lovely, and the scenery gorgeous, there were too many kids in the pool for me. 🙂 If I have my own pool, and my own blender, I can still have poolside daiquiris. 😉
But, I have friends in Hawaii, and I can always return for a visit! In fact, someone I know has a guest cottage…… 🙂
Cyn, way to go on the breakthrough! Hope it works out! Mine involves all kinds of rewriting, dammit, but I think it’s a good direction to go in. And, the suggestions came direct from an editor, so I know they are correct. She didn’t tell me what to do, just told me where she wanted more development and more characterization. It’s taken me a while to figure out how to give her what she wanted without changing the whole story. I think I’ve got it now. I hope so. 🙂