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Friday, March 15, 2013

A Couple of Grovels and A Kicky-Ass Cat



I have three quickie reviews for you today. Two are "grovel" books and one is a terrific quirky story that includes a cat's POV.

I'm going to rush through the grovels, which I saw recommended on an Amazon thread, because they weren't stellar.

1. The Billionaire's Pregnant Mistress by Lucy Monroe

Meh.

(Mistress gets pregnant, Greek dude promises dying grandfather he will marry some Greek chick and dumps mistress, mistress runs away, Greek dude realizes he's a big schmo and grovels for the rest of the book, yada yada yada, HEA).

Meh.

2. Forgiveness by Allyson Young

Meh and an eye roll.

(Woman involved with two men gets set up as a corporate spy, two horny dudes who love to "take care of their woman" get duped and have meaningless sex with her, which breaks her little heart, and she runs away, horny dudes realize they were wrong and that they're big stupid schmoes, they find her, kidnap her, grovel, grovel, grovel, she hates them hates them hates them, they finally give up, she shows up at their house and they have an HEA).

Eye roll.

3. Now for the good one! If I could, I would give The Girl With The Cat Tattoo by Theresa Weir....

5000 STARS!


But I can't. (At least not on Goodreads). So, I gave it 5 stars. This book is freakin' adorable. It's quirky, cute, funny, romantic, even has a cool suspense storyline. The funky cat has a POV and does a moon walk. The heroine dresses up like Pippi Longstocking for story time at the library. The hero is the perfect alpha-beta mix of hot undercover cop and volunteer at the homeless shelter. ARE YOU KIDDING ME? All he needs is a Paul Bunyan beard and he is perfect, baby! (I just pretended he had a beard while I was reading the book!)

Anyhoo, huge thanks to Brie from Romance Around The Corner for recommending this book to me. And another huge thanks to Nico Jaye for loaning it to me. It is now FREE on Amazon for Kindle!

After reading two formulaic grovel books, this book was a breath of fresh quirky air, low on the angst, high on the fun, silly, and adorable. It was so right up my alley, I was laughing out loud while I read it.

I loved it.

And I don't even like cats.

If you're looking for something different this weekend to read, I HIGHLY recommend this gem of a book.

Brilliant!

Grade: 5000 stars

Moonwalking,
Penelope

6 comments:

Julia Barrett said...

Totally cool! Is this an indie book? I must know...

Theresa Weir/Anne Frasier said...

Yes, it's self-published. ;)

Penelope said...

Hey! Checking in from Maine! It is a self-pubbed book! Yay!

Penelope said...

Hi Theresa! Thanks for stopping by...your book will definitely be on my best of 2013 list this year. It's so adorable!

Tasha B. said...

Wait, Theresa Weir?! I love her! Have you read Cool Shade? Excellent book.

Penelope said...

Hi Tasha! No, I haven't. Will go add that one onto my TBR pile. I LOVE her voice. LOVE IT!