Audiobook Review: One for the Money by Janet Evanovich

Audiobook Review: One for the Money by Janet Evanovich

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One for the Money by Janet Evanovich What I loved: Ranger and Grandma! I love Ranger, he is perhaps my favorite character so far.  I like the way he refers to himself as a bounty hunter Henry Higgins.  He is just fun and rolls with all the situations Stephanie seems to call him too (naked in the shower):) Grandma is a character all to herself and will make you laugh every time she in a scene.  She shoots the chicken and then just goes on like nothing happened 🙂  These two should do a road show I tell ya…. What I liked:  I overall adored this book!  The characters are fun, witty, and sometimes the biggest goof-ups ever.  Joseph and Stephanie are great characters but not my favorites, yet.  Stephanie is enough of a screw-up that you never quite know what she is going to do and Joseph is that typical “male” that is a bit chauvinistic but comes at it from an honest place.   I think they counter-act each other perfectly and I can see them being great friends that flirt.All in all, this is a great book that I would recommend. What I didn’t like:  Nothing.  Really this […]

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Book 40: The Vampire Diaries: The Struggle by L.J. Smith

Book 40: The Vampire Diaries: The Struggle by L.J. Smith

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About: In this second volume in the popular series, Damon is determined to make pretty Elena Gilbert his queen of darkness. He would even kill his own brother to possess her. But Stefan, desperate for the power to destroy Damon, succumbs to his unquenchable thirst for human blood. Originally published by HarperPaperbacks in 1991. What I Loved:  Not much really and I think this totally has to do with me being a fan of the show.  So this is one case where the show ruined the books for me. What I Liked:  In comparison to the first novel, I like that they have given you more of Damon and Stefan backstory.  Matt is actually a very likable character in the books, so he is a bit of a joy to read. What I don’t like:  I think L.J. Smith must have gone to a very small school with only shallow type of girls in it because most of the women in this book are annoying.  I find myself not caring if anything bad happens to any of them….except Meredith (she appears to be a truly caring character). Why it got a 2:  Plain and simple–I enjoy the show 20 times […]

Posted May 19, 2010 by Felicia S in 2010 Read / 0 Comments
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Book 39: Killing Me Softly by Maggie Shayne

Book 39: Killing Me Softly by Maggie Shayne

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About:  First you drink, then you die. The Nightcap Strangler, who terrorized the town of Shadow Falls fifteen years ago, has finally been executed. Case closed. Until Bryan Kendall’s lover is murdered in the notorious killer’s unique style and the rookie cop stands accused. Has someone committed the perfect copy-cat crime…or was the wrong man put to death? A continent away, Dawn Jones hears that her first love has been accused of murder and knows that only she can help him. But to do so, she’ll have to face the very fears that drove them apart. Together, they’ll work to uncover secrets someone’s willing to kill to keep, and renew a love as dangerous as it is inevitable. And their best lead is the girl found dead in Bryan’s bed, reeking of the whiskey poured down her throat before her killer squeezed it shut. A killer who thinks that Dawn, too, could use one last drink… What I loved:  This was a great read from beginning to end.  The characters were engaging, the story was riveting, and the pace was steady throughout the whole book.  I don’t know if I have ever read another Maggie Shayne novel but I will […]

Posted May 19, 2010 by Felicia S in 2010 Read / 0 Comments
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Book 38: Believe It, Be it by Ali Vincent

Book 38: Believe It, Be it by Ali Vincent

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About: When Ali Vincent was selected to be a contestant on the hit NBC show The Biggest Loser, her weight was at an alltime high of 234 pounds—and her life had reached an all-time low. Like millions of Americans, Ali struggled for years with poor eating habits, family problems, stress, and low-self-esteem. After years of being afraid, ashamed, and unhappy, she resolved to change her life, once and for all: to lose weight, get healthy, and pursue her dreams. Before she was even offered a spot on The Biggest Loser campus, Ali made up her mind that she was going to not only drop the weight— but win the competition. In her bedroom at The Biggest Loser ranch, Ali rang a little bell she kept on her bedside table each night before she went to sleep and again when she awoke in the morning, repeating the phrase that had become her mantra: Believe it, be it. Seven months later, she emerged from the grueling competition as its first-ever female champion, claiming the title, the grand prize and, most of all—winning back her life. In Believe It, Be It, Ali shares for the first time her intimate story of personal and […]

Posted May 17, 2010 by Felicia S in 2010 Read / 0 Comments
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Book 37: The Vampire Diaries: The Awakening by LJ Smith

Book 37: The Vampire Diaries: The Awakening by LJ Smith

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About: Elena Gilbert is a pretty, popular teen who was orphaned when her parents were killed in an accident. Despite the tragedy, her life has always been normal and wholesome. Until the beginning of the school year, when two new vampire brothers show up to shake the peaceful universe at Robert E. Lee High. Originally published by HarperPaperbacks in 1991. Elena: the golden girl, the leader, the one who can have any boy she wants. Stefan: brooding and mysterious, he seems to be the only one who can resist Elena, even as he struggles to protect her from the horrors that haunt his past. Damon: sexy, dangerous, and driven by an urge for revenge against Stefan, the brother who betrayed him. Determined to have Elena, he’d kill to possess her. Review:  This might be one of those times it hurt me to see the show before reading the books. What I loved:  I didn’t really love anything about this book.  I did think it was a quick read and really well written though. What I liked:  I liked the amount of detail put into the scenery, something I think is missing from a lot of book.  I liked Stefan, Matt, […]

Posted May 16, 2010 by Felicia S in 2010 Read / 0 Comments
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