Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Damaged (Rosato & DiNunzio #4) by Lisa Scottoline

Title: Damaged: A Novel (A Rosato & DiNunzio Novel)
Classification: Adult Fiction
Genre: Legal Suspense
Series: A Rosato & DiNunzio Novel (Book 4)
Format: Paperback; 448 pages
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin; Reprint edition (August 1, 2017)
ISBN-10: 1250099641
ISBN-13: 978-1250099648
Author's Website: https://scottoline.com/
Notes: I borrowed this one from the library.


Mary DiNunzio works for and is a partner of the law firm Rosato & DiNunzio. While the firm deals in general law her specialty is dealing with children with learning disabilities who have been let down by the education system by their not providing for their special needs.Under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, a federal law, students with learning disabilities are entitled to an education that meet their needs at no cost.

When Edward O’Brien comes to Mary for a consultation and explains how he is being sued by a teacher's aid who had punched his grandson, Patrick, in the face. She immediately decides to take the case despite her getting married in a couple of months and her heavy case load. Apparently after Mr. O'Brien had complained to the school about what happened the employee had quit his job and filed the lawsuit. That's when he fabricated the story that he was the victim and not his ten year old charge...

“… the Defendant Patrick seized a scissors from the teacher’s desk and lunged at Plaintiff with the weapon, attempting to do him grievous bodily harm.”

Plaintiff was so frightened by the assault and battery by Defendant Patrick that Plaintiff has been unable to return to his position and was compelled to terminate his employment and seek psychiatric counseling…”

This was the fourth book of the Rosato and DiNunzio series, but the first book of Ms. Scottoline thaty I've read. I didn't feel lost, but I'm sure I lost some of the magic, cohesion, and nuances of the relationships that exists when you've been acclimated to them in previous books. The series centers around the people and cases that the folks at the law firm Rosato & Dinunzio take on.

'Damaged' was a quick paced roller coaster of a read with a snowball effect that kept gaining momentum, speed, and mass as the story sped towards the ending. Every time you thought Patrick's situation couldn't get any worse, Ms. Scottline threw another roadblock into the mix escalating things and making the reader believe there was no way a happy ending could ever come about. Twists and turns were plentiful, and if you blinked you might just miss something.

Besides the drama and suspense the story induced, the author was able to educate the reader in an entertaining way about what rights families have when it comes to educating a child with special education needs. I wish I'd read her book years ago for then I'd know about the federal law which requires schools to meet the needs of children with learning issues. My daughter was diagnosed with an auditory processing disorder that required very little of the school. They refused to agree to providing her with a teacher who regularly gave spelling tests so I yanked her out and put her into private school. Had I known about the Federal law I could have been reimbursed for the cost of that school or, what I would have preferred, forced their hand to make them accommodate her. Seriously, asking for regular spelling tests was too much of a bother? Truly? For the record, my daughter graduated in the top 11% of her high school class with honors and is in her second semester of college where she's twice made the Dean's list.

Overall, I gave this one 4 out of 5 roses. It was a lovely combinations of mystery, drama, and suspense wrapped around some information we all should know. Plus, I liked how all the characters appeared three dimensional. The story engaged my emotions and made me wonder how the poor kid would ever get out of the mess he'd been dropped into. Plus, I really liked Mary and how she championed Patrick. I just might have to read the rest of the series.


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Monday, May 29, 2017

Devil in Spring (The Ravenels #3) by Lisa Kleypas

Title: Devil in Spring
Classification: Adult Fiction
Genre: Historical Romance
Series: Ravenels (Book 3)
Format: Paperback; 496 pages
Publisher: HarperLuxe; Lgr edition (February 21, 2017)
ISBN-10: 0062662694
ISBN-13: 978-0062662699
Author's Website: http://www.lisakleypas.com/
Notes:  I won a copy of the book from a contest. I am also an Avon Addict which means I love the books that Avon publishes enough to volunteer to read as many ARCs and books as they can send my way. So you'll be seeing a lot of books reviewed by me from this publisher. Please note, however, that if I don't like a book, it will be truthfully reflected by a low rating.
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Once upon a time a wallflower decided to help out a friend. In the process she managed to be compromised by a settee. The blunt of the blame, however, was placed upon the shoulders of a young man who had the misfortune of happening upon the young miss who had managed to trap herself within the carved confines of a sette's scrollwork.

She wasn't looking to ever marry.

He was definitely not looking to shackle himself any time soon to a bride.

Fate, however, had other plans because...

“Dangerous creatures, wallflowers. Approach them with the utmost caution. They sit quietly in corners, appearing abandoned and forlorn, when in truth they’re sirens who lure men to their downfall. You won’t even notice the moment she steals the heart right out of your body—and then it’s hers for good. A wallflower never gives your heart back.”
One of the things I love about Ms. Kleypas' books is that they tend to capture the innocence and feelings that one experiences the first time they truly fall in love. The butterflies in the stomach, the insecurity of it all, and the way one gives their whole self with no restraints to the individual who captures their heart. It's the trifecta of first love, all wrapped in a wonderfully steamy, witty, and undeniably charming romance. Who could resist? Certainly not I. *smirk*

This is the third installment of the Ravenels series, and some old and familiar faces from Ms. Kleypas' earlier Wallflower series make a welcomed appearance. The Duke and Duchess of Kingston (those of you who read the the 'Devil in Winter' know them better as Evie and Sebastian) are the proud parents of several children the eldest of  which is Gabriel, the debonair gentleman who rescues poor Pandora from the evil settee.

Pandora, whose name is very well suited to her, is very different from the other ladies of the ton. She's been raised outside of society and was pretty much left to her own devices until her sister-in-law took an interest in her and her sisters. Finally entering society, Pandora has no wish to marry, instead she has hopes of living independently self supporting herself with the income she acquires from creating and manufacturing board games. A husband is the absolute last thing she wants. She believes marriage is a trap that takes away the wife's identity, and she's still trying to find herself. Plus, she knows being married to someone as good looking as Gabriel, described as looking like a fallen angel, would be a trial as women, both young and old, would always be throwing themselves at him.

Likewise, Gabriel has no desire to marry anytime soon. When caught with Pandora in the summer house, he is anything but pleased at the prospect of marrying her. She possesses none of social graces or skills required to navigate the treacherous terrain that is the ton. Nor does she possess the expertise needed to run an efficient household of a future duke. The conundrum of it all is that while he doesn't wish to marry her, he quickly realizes he doesn't want anyone else to either. While he always thought he'd be bored with a wife after a few months, there's something about Pandora that tells him boring is not a term that will every be associated with the unpredictable chit.

I couldn't help but give this one 5 out of 5 roses. It was devilishly delicious. sensuously seductive, and enchantingly engaging. I loved the sexual tension between Gabriel and Pandora. I adored how Pandora's name suggests by opening her up to society she'll set them on their toes. Plus, I loved revisiting Evie and Sebastian. It was like getting ice cream with your cake and eating it too. I loved it. On the Lisarenee Romance Rating Scale, this one earned a STEAM rating- - too hot for a fan, but you still have a handle on things. You should use extreme caution when reading a book with this rating in public. People may inquire as to why you looked flustered and flushed.

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Saturday, May 20, 2017

Early Review of From Duke Till Dawn (The London Underground #1) by Eva Leigh

Title: From Duke Till Dawn: The London Underground
Classification: Adult Fiction
Genre: Historical Romance
Series: London Underground (Book 1)
Format: Paperback; 384 pages
Publisher: Avon (May 30, 2017)
ISBN-10: 0062499416
ISBN-13: 978-0062499417
Author's Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/EvaLeighAuthor/
Notes:  I received an eARC loan from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. I am also an Avon Addict which means I love the books that Avon publishes enough to volunteer to read as many ARCs and books as they can send my way. So you'll be seeing a lot of books reviewed by me from this publisher. Please note, however, that if I don't like a book, it will be truthfully reflected by a low rating.
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Alexander 'Alex' Lewis, the Duke of Greyland, had been taught from an early age to be perfect--The perfect gentleman, a man above reproach, and the example all others should follow. He's always done his best to be what his father expected him to be, except for once when a beguiling young widow in need of help distracted him and left him wanting...

Cassandra Blake learned from a very young age how to run a good con and she is good at it. At the age of thirty-one she's still never been caught, and has finagled serious blunt from hundreds of marks. While she longs for a normal life, she knows that just isn't in the cards for her. Fairy tales are the stuff of stories and not real life. When the Duke of Greyland crosses her path for the second time in as many years, she knows the jig may well be up, but the attraction and feelings she had that led her to flee two years ago are definitely real...
This was a fun story that took me awhile to get into, but once it got going I didn't want to put it down. While I loved how Alex and Cassandra are polar opposites and adored the heat and chemistry between these two, I had a hard time dealing with Alex's. shall we say. over fondness of his one night with Cassandra? His nickname of the "Lost Queen" for her was a bit too over-the-top for me and had me rolling my eyes once or twice. Thankfully, the pining and (I'll just go ahead and say it) cheesiness were quickly left behind and the story gained momentum, weight, and depth. Parts of this sexy romp reminded me of a little of Sarah MacLean's book, "Never Judge a Lady by Her Cover" with a smidgen of the  movie "Eyes Wide Shut" thrown in, and a  hint of "My Fair Lady" but with a bit of a twist mixed in for good measure.

I rather liked Cassandra. She was a wonderful character who did what she had to in order to survive in a world where woman had little to no options when all alone in the world. She doesn't make excuses and doesn't apologize for the lifestyle she's led. She has a 'take me as I am or not at all' attitude that I admired. Her only flaw, besides scamming people, was that she, ironically, didn't see her own worth. She felt she wasn't worthy of being a Duchess which given the time and the etiquette society dictated is understandable. Alex is the exact opposite of the people she's grown up around. He's noble, honorable, and rather selfless. It's no wonder she was drawn to him.

Alex was born with the weight of the world upon his shoulders. He was raised knowing those around him would look to him in time of crisis, and that he had to be their "True North". It would be a lot for anyone to handle, but handle it he did. His father had great plans for him, and it's rather amazing he never rebelled against the demands that entailed. What drew Alex to Cassandra is that she seemed to see him as he truly was--just a man with wants and needs like anyone else. What he didn't know at the time was that she also saw him as a mark. That is one hurdle he'll have to come to terms with and work through.

Overall, I gave this one 4 out of 5 roses. I liked seeing Alex go from a besotted fool who didn't really see Cassandra to a man who saw her clearly and assessed her situation objectively rather than allow his temper and emotions get the better of him. The chemistry between these two was something to behold and I enjoyed seeing them get to know each  better as they worked together to right a wrong that affected many. On the Lisarenee Romance Scale, this one earned a STEAM rating--too hot for a fan, but you still have a handle on things. You should use extreme caution when reading a book with this rating in public. People may inquire as to why you looked flustered and flushed.

Friday, May 19, 2017

A Better Man (Sunshine Creek Vineyard, #1) by Candis Terry


Title: A Better Man: A Sunshine Creek Vineyard Novel
Classification: Adult Fiction
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Series: Sunshine Creek Vineyard
Format: Paperback; 368 pages
Publisher: Avon (March 29, 2016)
ISBN-10: 0062351176
ISBN-13: 978-0062351173
Author's Website: http://www.candisterry.com/
Notes:  I received an ARC (Advanced Reader Copy) from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. I am also an Avon Addict which means I love the books that Avon publishes enough to volunteer to read as many ARCs and books as they can send my way. So you'll be seeing a lot of books reviewed by me from this publisher. Please note, however, that if I don't like a book, it will be truthfully reflected by a low rating. Please note that as I read an ARC, any quotes listed are subject to change, they will need to be checked and verified against the final version.
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Jordan Kincade has just taken a break from his hockey career to bury his mother and father. They died suddenly and tragically in Hawaii when the helicopter they were touring with went down. The family is devastated and he and his brothers are trying to pick up the pieces and take over the family winery and the care of their younger sister, After reuniting with his family, Jordan is struck by how much he's missed because of his chosen career which involves a lot of traveling. Realizing life is short, he starts wondering if maybe it's time to hang up his skates and move back home.

Lucy Diamond knows all about Jordan Kincade. She tutored him in high school, and he was supposed to take her out on a date graduation night. He'd never shown up, and she's never really forgiven him. Now he's back and the sparks that once seemed to fly between them are beginning to ignite once again. Can she trust her heart to such a man? Dare she? 
This is the first book of the Sunshine Creek Vineyard series and it I absolutely loved it. The push and pull magnetism between these to was fun to watch. Jordan is an undeniable ladies man who has finally decided he wants something more and finds Lucy just as delectable as he did when they were kids. While most would say she isn't his type, there is just something about the pretty, smart, young woman that has always attracted him to her. The problem is she wants absolutely nothing to do with him. He'll have to prove to her she's not just the latest flavor of the month and show her he's changed.

Lucy still remembers the night Jordan stood her up like it was yesterday. She'd gone against her better judgement and taken a chance when she agreed to the date only to be humiliated when he didn't show. She's vowed to herself to make smarter decisions and never fall for someone like Jordan again. I so enjoyed watching Jordan break down Lucy's walls and not all of them were tied to what Jordan did. She's got baggage and it's not of the good variety. 

Jordan kind of grew on me. He's the type of guy who has a good heart and doesn't give up easily when he sets his sights on something or someone. Lucy just got in his line of view and she will have a hard time resisting him when he turns on the charm.

I couldn't help but give this one 5 out of 5 roses. It was charming, fun, and sexy with a touch of mystery added in for good measure--the brothers find that someone has been stealing a good deal of money from the winery and are determined to follow the money trail. Additionally, there is some added depth because Jordan's sister, Nicole, is taking the loss of her parents hard, and is targeting digs at Jordan whom she claims to be little more than a "stranger" to her. While not altogether untrue, she seems to be aiming the brunt of her grief anger at him. He's determined to get to the bottom of what is going on and help her through this difficult time and that's how he won me and Lucy over. On the Lisarenee Romance scale, this one scored a FAN rating--the temperature in the room seems to have suddenly gone up a couple of degrees and a fan would be nice.

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Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Early Review of Change Agent by Daniel Suarez

Title: Change Agent: A Novel
Classification: Adult Fiction
Genre: Scienct Fiction/Thriller
Format: Hardcover; 416 pages
Publisher: Dutton (April 18, 2017)
ISBN-10: 110198466X
ISBN-13: 978-1101984666
Author's website: http://thedaemon.com/
Notes: I received an eARC loan from the publisher for review purposes.




The year is 2045. Singapore is the current technology capital of the world, and genetic engineering is big business.Years ago, the UN decided to step in and regulate the industry and created the Genetic Modification Treaty. In 2038, the treaty was ratified in order to stop the global spread of unregulated genetic editing of human embryos. Illegal edits have become a black market cash cow, but critics fear genetic edits could have consequences that are yet unforeseen.

Kenneth Durand works for Interpol in the Genetic Crimes Division. He and his team have managed to shut down thousands of illicit embryo clinics world wide, hundreds of which belonged to the Huli jing, a well funded, disciplined, and extremely low-profile genediting cartel. The Huli jing have hidden what they do over the years behind the facade of a legitimate business called Trefoil, but Interpol has recently put two and two together. Marcus Wyckes, the leader of the Huli jing is now one of the world's most wanted men, and Kenneth Durand and his team have been tasked with the mission to find him. Wyckes and his gang have crossed a line as informants reveal they're using unwilling human test subjects many of whom have been killed by the tests performed. The Huli jing are a cruel lot whose preferred weapon of choice against those that stand in their way is poison--specifically custom designed synbiotoxins that are difficult to detect and maximize a victim's suffering.

Just days after his debriefing on the Huli jing, Kenneth finds out the hard way that synbiotoxins are not the only powerful weapon in the Huli jing's arsenal. A week after he is attacked, Kenneth wakes to discover his DNA and appearance have been dramatically ratified to mimic Wyckes'. He'd been administered a change agent which edited his genetic makeup in a way no one had ever believed survivable. The Huli jing had issued him a death sentence, but somehow he's survived, and now he's on the run not just from the Huli jing, but also his own people.

He now is a man with two missions--to stop the Huli jing and get his identity back.
This was a fun action-packed, fast paced, thrill ride of a read. The beginning of the story made me think it might go the route of the movie Face Off, just using a DNA identity/appearance switch instead of a face transplant, but that idea was quickly extinguished. There is no exchange of identities in this one just the wish to kill and pass off a dead agent as one of the governments most wanted criminals so they'd take him off their list. When Kenneth Durrand survives, however, the implications are mind boggling. It changes the face of everything.

One of the things I loved about this novel is that the author did so much research into the world of genetics. It encompasses so many surprising and innovative ideas and concepts that truly do exist. I was extremely impressed. While we've all heard of concept of designer babies, the thought of being able to modify an individual's DNA later in life would be extraordinary. While I would think some things would be more easily changed than others, such has hair and skin tone, I'd think the transformation would not be as instantaneous as what happened with Durrand. Plus, I think you'd run the risk of rejection and the irreversibility of some features, such as height and shape of the eyes, chin, ears and nose, once an individual has matured. I can't even begin to imagine the effects such genetic edits would have on individuals while things were being tested and sorted out, but I love the concept. You can see how this would open many topics for discussion in a book club setting and I love that.

Overall, I gave this story 4 1/2 out of 5 roses. It had a slow start, but once you get through the author's initial information dump, which he uses to initiate you into the world of the future he's created, things speed up significantly. It's already been optioned by Netflix and we'll have to wait and see if they make it into a movie or TV series, but I'm hoping for the latter. I could see so many more stories taking place in a world where people could change their identity. Oh, the possibilities. I just can't help but love it.

Notes to keep you in the know:
To learn more about epigentics, check out this article: http://www.whatisepigenetics.com/fundamentals/

To learn more about CRISPR, check out these articles:
http://www.yourgenome.org/facts/what-is-crispr-cas9
http://www.nature.com/news/should-you-edit-your-children-s-genes-1.19432

If you're wondering about some of the genes Suarez referenced in his book, check out the human gene database: 

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Caraval (Caraval #1) by Stephanie Garber

Title: Caraval
Classification: Young Adult
Genre: Fantasy
Series: Caraval (Book 1)
Format: Hardcover; 416 pages
Publisher: Flatiron Books (January 31, 2017)
ISBN-10: 1250095255
ISBN-13: 978-1250095251
Author's Website: http://stephaniegarberauthor.com/
Notes: I bought this one.


Dear Mister Caraval Master,

My name is Scarlett...

For seven years Scarlett Dragna has been trying to acquire the highly sought after tickets to the show Caraval by writing letters to the owner. Year after year there's been no response. This year, however, on the verge of her marriage, she's received 3 tickets. Caraval is said to be a magical show which encourages audience participation, and changes location from year to year. In some ways it's a competition although the specifics of Caraval have been kept closely under wraps for years. Rumor has it the winner is granted one wish, and Scarelett knows exactly what she'd wish for if she won.

“Welcome, welcome to Caraval! The grandest show on land or by sea. Inside you’ll experience more wonders than most people see in a lifetime. You can sip magic from a cup and buy dreams in a bottle. But before you fully enter into our world, you must remember it’s all a game. What happens beyond this gate may frighten or excite you, but don’t let any of it trick you. We will try to convince you it’s real, but all of it is a performance. A world built of make-believe. So while we want you to get swept away, be careful of being swept too far away. Dreams that come true can be beautiful, but they can also turn into nightmares when people won’t wake up.”

"Whatever you’ve heard about Caraval, it doesn’t compare to the reality. It’s more than just a game or a performance. It’s the closest you’ll ever find to magic in this world."


This was such a fun book. The whole experience felt a bit like going to a carnival, and seeing things distorted like you would when you peer into a fun house mirror. Things are not always quite what they appear to be and it can get a bit confusing as you try to figure out what is real and what isn't, who you can trust and who you can't, and how to interpret all the clues. From Scarlett's first step into the game it appeared to be something dark and sinister making me wonder if Scarlett would get out of the whole thing alive. There were many twists and turns, and while you're reading you'll probably think to yourself once or twice, "What the tomfoolery is this?" But I adored the craziness of it all and the drama that ensued.

Overall, the book was refreshingly unique, and if I were to say anything more I'm afraid I'd begin entering into spoiler territory. I gave this one 5 out of 5 roses. It had a very fast and steady pace with a lot going on. If you blink, you might miss something, so try to keep up. On the Lisarenee Romance Rating Scale, this one earns a BLUSH rating-- at the beginning stages of romance where something is just starting to be stirred. If I had to compare this story to another book I'd chose Alice in Wonderland. It was both crazy and fun with a touch of  magical whimsy.


Monday, March 27, 2017

Here's to Us by Elin Hilderbrand

Title: Here's to Us
Classification: Adult Fiction
Genre: Women's Fiction/Chick Lit/Realistic Fiction
Format: Hardcover; 416 pages
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company; First Edition edition (June 14, 2016)
ISBN-10: 0316375144
ISBN-13: 978-0316375146
Author's Website: http://www.elinhilderbrand.net/
Notes: I received an ARC at BEA.




Popular Television Chef Deacon Thorpe
Found Dead at 53

Nantucket, Massachusetts--Deacon Thorpe, 53, chef-owner of the Board Room, in midtown Manhattan, and host of the popular Food Network program Pitchfork, died of a heart attack at his summer cottage Thursday evening, according to Nantucket police chief Edward Kapenash.

Thorpe arrived on Nantucket Island on Thursday morning ferry, officials at the Steamship Authority confirmed. He was found by island resident JP Clarke on Friday morning...

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Deacon Thorpe was a revered celebrity chef on the late night TV cooking show 'Day to Night to Day with Deacon' and later on the daytime cooking show 'Pitchfork'. Most would say he'd made a success of his life. He'd loved three women, had three beautiful and smart kids, but died alone feeling like a failure. This is the story of his rise and fall from fame as seen through his own eyes and the eyes of those who loved him most.

'Everything comes to an end--the days ends, the summer ends, an era ends'

I will start this review off by saying this was not my favorite story. It sums up all the things that are wrong with today's society. We've gotten used to disposable things and somewhere along the line marriage has entered into the mix. There are people who don't respect the union of marriage and could care less if children get hurt when those ties are broken and this story touches upon that. Deacon Thorpe was a rather selfish person who put himself first. He fooled himself into thinking of himself as a good guy because he occasionally did the right thing. When it comes to the big things in life, however, he failed and failed brilliantly.

Some would say Deacon's father's desertion followed by his mother's are what shaped him into the man that he became, but that's.only partially true, What we do with our own life is ultimately left up to us. We have the choice to do what's right or fool ourselves into thinking what we do doesn't affect others and they'll be all right. Deacon prided himself on telling his children that his father "didn't want me, but I want you." quite frequently. While words are lovely, he ultimately wasn't all that different from his own father. While he didn't fully abandoned his son, upon his death the following statement summed up his relationship with his son. "Hayes had loved his father, but he and Deacon had been more like casual, easygoing friends, and really, that was only later in life," If I was to assign a song to Deacon Thorpe it would be 'You Came in Like a Wrecking Ball' by Miley Cyrus.

While I disliked the story, it was well written which is what kept me reading until the end. The way the author showed how the actions of one individual can effect the lives of so many others and have a trickle down effect was right on the money. The animosity and cattiness of the three wives who find themselves in the impossible position of being under the same roof while planning the funeral could have been comedic, but the author chose to make the situation something more hefty, awkward, and dysfunctional. Eventually the three made peace with one another as best they could, under the circumstances, for the sake of their children, but this was a rather depressing read. It went from bad to worse to awkward.

So why the title, 'Here's to Us?" Well it's used a couple of times in toasts in the book. Once by Buck, Deacon's best friend, and a second time by Deacon's wives. Of the two the toasts made, to me Buck's seemed the one more appropriate one for the title:
"Here's to us, two selfish bastards." 

I'm giving this one a 1 out of 5 roses. It was well written but was like watching a train wreck. I just couldn't seem to look away.  It's the first book I've read by this Ms. Hildebrand, but because so many of her fans were shouting her accolades while I was standing in line at BEA waiting to get a copy of this one, I'll give her books another try. This novel just wasn't to my liking. I like happy stories, or at least ones with happy endings, and this was a far cry from that. I'm foregoing the romance rating scale in this one because, frankly, there was no real romance in this one. It was just the story of a very dysfunctional family after the death of the person who connected everyone together. In a way, this could be called a cautionary tale about how the grass isn't always greener on the other side--That sometimes what you really want you already have. You just have to open your eyes to see it.

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