Friday, 22 November 2013

More reviews!

If you're looking for something to read this weekend, in those short few hours when you're not watching something Doctor Who related (you will be watching, yes?), here's my review of two more of Mills & Boon's Modern Tempted line.

Whose Bed Is It Anyway?

Natalie Anderson

“You’re wearing my T-shirt.” Returning home after a daring rescue mission, all James Wolfe can think of is sleep. So he’s furious to find a beautiful stranger curled up in his king-size bed! Normally no woman ever gets between his sheets without prior invitation – who does she think she is? Disgraced celebrity Caitlin Moore has been offered a place to stay and she won’t give it up – not with the paparazzi outside, baying for her blood! Reluctantly she agrees to share the apartment with James – but, with enough electricity to short-circuit the whole of Manhattan, keeping to their own sides of the bed might prove impossible…
This book had a lot about it to love. A hot guy, a cute set up, forced proximity (probably my absolute favourite trope), great writing. But somehow it never quite clicked for me. Like the gorgeous guy you know who’s funny and nice and gets on with your mates. But you just don’t fancy him.

But in the same way that guy will totally be someone else’s HEA, I’m sure plenty of you out there will disagree with me on this one.

Last Groom Standing

Kimberly Lang

Marnie Price’s guide to surviving the bridesmaid blues… 1. Get a new man 2. Find a new job 3. When in doubt, drink wine! Having watched her three closest friends all find love, Southern belle Marnie Price feels as if she’s the only single girl left. Luckily she’s found a solution – one sizzling night with Dylan Brookes. This man wears a wedding tux better than anyone, but all Marnie wants to do is get beneath it! Dylan is all about making the sensible choice, and a fling with his ex’s friend Marnie is about as far from sensible as he can get! Marnie might prove to him that taking risks is worth it, but that doesn’t mean he’s ready to give up his bachelor status quite yet, does it…? 

This is the last of the stories in the Wedding Quartet continuity – and the hero is Dylan. Remember Dylan? The guy Reese ditched at the altar way back in The Unexpected Wedding Guest? Remember I that I thought he was a great character and wanted to know more about him? Actually, I’m not sure that I actually said that out loud, here on the blog, but I definitely thought it.

Kimberley Lang has set herself quite a challenge here, because she’s taken on two characters who aren’t out to wow us with their emotional outbursts. Marnie is – quite frankly – a bit of a cold fish. But through humour (and not a little alcohol) we start to warm to the pair. Until we’re in hysterics, waiting to see if their night together is going to be exposed with a hysterically ridiculous (in a good way) three-way phone call.

In the end the fact that Marnie and Dylan are on the chilly side to begin with only makes it hotter when they let their passionate sides loose.

And then, of course, there’s an appearance from Cassie Barclay …

All in all a very nice read.

Disclosure: I was sent free review copies of these titles by Mills & Boon

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