Hello Readers! First announcement for the day....Don't forget to stop by on Monday, July 27 to check out the cute interview with Annette Blair discussing her upcoming release Larceny and Lace. One lucky commenter will win a free book. Yah!
Also, my friend Kate just returned a book I loaned her. It's Take A Chance On Me by Susan Donovan. I usually avoid contemporary romance, but this book is a gem (I mentioned it in my re-reads column a while ago). Here are some of the cool things about it....one of the main characters is a Chinese Crested named Hairy who is a disco dancing champion. The heroine is not skinny, and she is a vet. The hero is a totally sexy alpha male rugby player who is HOT. There's a sassy adopted teenage daughter, sarcastic Chinese receptionist, crazy ex-husband, and a cool dad with an old, blind 3-legged Shepherd. The story is laugh-out-loud funny, very sexy, and the POV in the dog's head is hysterical. The scene at Bayside Stella's where Thomas and Emma are eating crabs is so buttery and hot, I'm left lusting for crustaceans and wicked hot sex simultaneously. Whew!
Anyway, I have probably read this book at least ten times, and I just love it! When Kate sheepishly returned the book, she pointed out that the back cover had been nibbled. By her own Crested, Reilly-Roo! How great is that! I love that one of my favorite books is forever branded by a kooky little dog. For anyone looking for a fun, sexy, kooky, doggie-centric contemporary romance novel for the dog-days of summer (sorry, I couldn't help myself), this book is a keeper. Grade: A
All my best, Penelope