My usual review of a romance novel includes a lot of grumbling about how fast characters fall in love. I do understand that instant attraction and that ~feeling~ is swoon worthy. I DO! However engagements at two months in and weddings before the season is even over… I am always going to complain about the hyper speed that characters reach their Happily Ever After.
But you know what? While I don’t have that complaint about this book, Te DID get me toward the end when I thought a too-early grand gesture was coming but it turned out to be something awesome and wonderfully sweet.
While it doesn’t have the high emotion of a literary fiction novel nor the nail biting punch of a thriller or the swoon of a romance, Stepping Into a New Day was as pleasant as I imagine a day in Henry Adams to be.
To say I enjoyed this book would be an understatement and I’m already waiting on the next one! Snap this one up and enjoy!
I have always loved McMillan’s laid back style. It’s more like having drinks with a girlfriend than reading a novel. You’re friends with the main character practically before you meet her and get the inside scoop on her life. She’s a single woman in her 50’s with two grown children, an Optometry practice and a line of men in her wake that she may or may not want to get in touch with again.
I also feel like McMillan’s characters are full and three dimensional, very realistic on the page, from Georgia Young’s neighbors to her best friends to her children and the men in (and out of) her life.
There’s a fair amount of mystery in this book but nothing really surprising, no twists or ‘oh crap’ moments, really. Some steamy sex scenes and engaging B-stories in which both Mrs. Price gets to move on with her life.
A bit of a slow start but overall an enjoyable read with a few spots of action, intrigue and sex.
This book was exactly what I needed, right when I needed it! The perfect mix of funny and sweet and romantic (I kinda don’t even DO sweetly romantic, but… oh…), The Perfect Find is the Perfect Read.
This. book. rocks. Vivid, amazing, sex scenes (YAAASSSS), realistic characters, eye catching drama and a pace that’ll make you wanna put the book down for a hot second and take a breath. Get this book. PUT IT IN YOUR FACE. You’ll be glad you did.
Eric Jerome Dickey has always been a detailed, decadent writer. From one of the first books I ever read by him, Friends and Lovers, I appreciated that I felt like I was ‘in the scene’, like I could go to LA and drive around, because he’d been so descriptive, down to the number of streetlights one might encounter on Crenshaw Boulevard. So when one sits down to read an EJD book, one should not expect to skip and flit over details.
Girl. GIRL! I have to admit to not reading Phyllis Bourne before but you can bet your sweet behind that I will be catching up on her backlist, because this book is GOOD. Phyllis says her motto is BIG DUMB SEXY FUN and all of it was in this book. Funny, romantic, engaging and a very fulfilling read with some hints to followup novels so yay!
Having It Both Ways represents, to me, a tearing down and a building back up. I think Yves and Elijah met and fulfilled a need for each other, so many books ago. But I also think that relationships reach a place where you have to grow… either together or apart, but it has to [i/go somewhere[/i]. The split was heartbreaking to read about, but I also think it was necessary for the two of them to explore away from each other to realize what they truly meant to each other. Unfortunately this discovery happened at the expense of the love and adoration of other people, but as that quippy saying goes, the heart wants what it wants.