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Thursday, January 27, 2011

Made the Grade: Strange Bedpersons by Jennifer Crusie

Format: Paperback | Pages: 249 | Release Date: December 1994 | Publisher: Harlequin Books

"Strange Bedpersons" by Jennifer Crusie

My Book Summary : Tess and Nick are so different for each other that they are perfect for each other .... now if only they can both figure it out before it's to late.

Tess grew up in a commune during the sixties, while Nick had a pretty normal blue-collar childhood. Nick is now a conservative Republican lawyer who has his eye set out for becoming partner at his law-firm, while Tess sticks up for what she believes in anyway possible (even if it means protesting or something bigger) and just recently lost her teaching position. But those aren't their only differences it's just the tip of the iceberg ... and many of those reasons are why Tess broke up with Nick about a month ago. So, why is Nick standing in front of her door looking like he's needing something??

That's because he is .... he needs her to pretend to be his fiancee for a weekend business trip. But can she do it, after everything they've been through?

Sure, why not? They're friends still, right? And it's not like they have any feelings or sexual attraction for each other still, right?

Well ... they will certainly know the answers to those questions once the weekend is through .... but will that stop them from trying to change each other into their perfect match?

My Book Review : 3.5 out of 5 stars, Tess and Nick were quite a pair to read about. Especially with their different points of view and even though they wanted different things (out of each other and in life), they never really gave up on each other and stuck it through. It was a really sweet and funny novel. I'd recommended it to anyone who enjoys reading about romantic comedies. =0)

My Previous Review(s) for this Author : The Cinderella Deal

Book Teaser(s) :
"What's romantic about going back to your apartment?" Tess asked him, annoyed.
"What's romantic about doing it in the front seat of a sports car?" Nick retaliated. "Hell, I'm not even sure it's possible. There's not that much room."
"We could have found out," Tess said. "But no, you had to be respectable and responsible---"
"Besides, I have a career on the line here---"
"---and dull and boring---"
"---which I realize means nothing to you---"
"---and completely unexciting---"
"---but it means a lot to me---"
"---not to mention a grave comment on how little you actually wanted me---"
"---or at least enough that I'm not going to risk it for sex in a car---"
"---which is why I see no reason in pursuing this relationship---"
"---and anyway I prefer beds---"
"---so you can just go back to your own bed!" Tess flared.
"---like this one, for example," Nick finished.
"What?" ~ within Chapter 5
For more information on this book and/or any other books by Jenny, then please check out her website.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

End of the year 2010 Update

Okay ... I know this is really belated and I apologize about that .... but since my vacation trip during the Thanksgiving week I haven't really been interested in reviewing. Mostly I've just been reading one book after another like crazy! So, here is my 2010 reading wrap-up ... these are the books that I read in December 2010, and I might review a few of them later:
  • THIS BOOK WAS A REREAD:: "Kiss An Angel" by Susan Elizabeth Phillips -- Then: 4 out of 5 stars | Now: 4.5 out of 5 stars

  • "The Best of Friends" by Susan Mallery -- 2.5 out of 5 stars

  • "His Daddy's Eyes" by Debra Salonen -- 4 out of 5 stars

  • "Last Sacrifice" [Vampire Academy Series, Book 6] by Richelle Mead -- 5 out of 5 stars

  • "True Confessions" by Rachel Gibson -- 3 out of 5 stars

  • "Just the Sexiest Man Alive" by Julie James -- 4 out of 5 stars

  • "Love at First Flight" by Marie Sullivan Force -- 5 out of 5 stars

  • "Marriage: To Claim His Twins" [Needed: The World's Most Eligible Series, Book 3] by Penny Jordan -- 3 out of 5 stars

  • "Having the Frenchman's Baby" [The Brides of Bella Lucia Series, Book 1] by Rebecca Winters -- 3.5 out of 5 stars

  • "SEALed With A Ring" [SEALed Series, Book 3] by Mary Margret Daughtridge -- 3 out of 5 stars

  • "Romeo, Romeo" by Robin Kaye -- 2 out of 5 stars

  • "Slave" [The Cat Star Chronicles, Book 1] by Cheryl Brooks -- 4.5 out of 5 stars

  • "A Taste Of Magic" [Magic Series, Book 1] by Tracy Madison -- 3 out of 5 stars

  • "Aphrodite's Kiss" [Superhero Central Series, Book 1] by Julie Kenner -- 3 out of 5 stars

2010 was a great year for books .... even the older ones that I read! To see my complete list of the books I've read in 2010, then please click here!!

Now onto 2011 .... I hope that I'll get back into my reviewing craze but you're going to have to be patient with me especially since I'm at 23 wks preggo and I'm due in the beginning of May. But I'll still say this ... I'm NOT giving up .. I'm just a little slower then before. =0)

Thank you to everyone who has friended/followed me recently! ♥

Author Video Letter from Susan Elizabeth Phillips - Dec 2010

As you may know by looking at most of my reviews I am a HUGE Susan Elizabeth Phillips fan!! I have read all of her books (except one) and I plan to keep on reading them until she decides to stop probably. *hehee*

Soon she will have a new book available on January 18th 2011, called "Call Me Irresistible"!!!! This book brings together characters from "Fancy Pants" & "Glitter Baby"!!! It also has characters from "First Lady" (the one book I have yet to read from SEP)!! I just cannot wait for it to come out!

So .... here is Susan Elizabeth Phillips' video letter:

My Previous Review(s) for this Author : Ain't She Sweet | What I Did for Love | Nobody's Baby But Mine | Honey Moon | Dream a Little Dream | Lady Be Good | Just Imagine | Hot Shot
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