Friday, July 4, 2014

Renee's Reading: 2014-06-21 through 2014-06-27

Because I knew I was going to be in the hospital this week, I spent most of last week running around with my hair on fire trying to get everything ready beforehand. Because, you know, when you're recovering from surgery, it's important that the house be perfectly cleaned and all the laundry be caught up. . .

Anyway, I was busy last week and so I only managed to read one book. :-(

But it was a good one! :-)

Until We Touch, by Susan Mallery
After a family tragedy, former football hero Jack McGarry keeps the world at arm's length--a challenge now that his PR firm has moved to neighborly Fool's Gold.

Larissa Owens knows where she stands--Jack's her boss, not her boyfriend. No matter what her heart says. But then Larissa's big secret is revealed. . . by her mother!

When Jack discovers Larissa's feelings, her touch suddenly becomes tantalizing, and he's not sure he wants to resist. But if he gives in to desire, heartache is sure to follow. Friendship or true love--will Jack go for the ultimate play?

Three Susan Mallery books in three months. Whew! I just found this series last year and binge read the whole thing in one go, so I'm not used to the back-to-back release structure yet. I can't decide if I like it or not. I mean, yay for another fun new book to read, but I feel like I just reviewed the previous title last week.

Oh, wait. . . that was just last week.

Anyway, since this has apparently been the regular pattern for this series for a while now, I don't suppose my mental floundering is going to make a darn bit of difference to anyone, so let's just move on with the review.

This wasn't one of those powerhouse drama romances that's all instant attraction and uncontrolled emotion. Jack and Larissa have known each other for too long and neither one of them is emotionally available enough at the beginning for something like that. Compared to some of the other novels in this series, their romance felt almost. . . klutzy. There aren't really big fireworks here; they just sort of stumbled into being in love with one another.

I needed something light and fun to relax with and this book hit the spot. There were some good bits of humor, a healthy dose of sexy, and just enough sweet to balance the whole thing out. This was a nice easy read that made me smile.

I feel like I ought to have more to report here. I know one book in a week is plenty for most people, but I'm used to having three or four reviews to write. Oh well, one is better than none and perhaps next week will be better. How's your reading life these days? Spot anything interesting out there on the shelves?

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