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LoonyAlana

Crazy Bibliophile and Book Pimp (Not So Anonymous)

I am a mother of two boys and avid reader; I practically live and breathe books. If I could sustain my life on just reading, I would live forever. I'm weird, and proud of it. I have traveled to many places: Mexico, St. Marteen, Prague, England, Cozumel, and Canada to name a few. Many moons ago I co-hosted "Welcome to Insanity" radio show on a micro radio station in TX- but our show was played via streaming internet in coffee houses in Amsterdam. I have a BA in theater. I used to be "the finder of lost things" but I think my last child robbed me of my gift. Now I just have a large collection of useless information... it goes with my growing mountain of "to be read" books

Currently reading

The Hooker and the Hermit
Penny Reid, Luci Cosway
The Suicide Princess
Anthony Bryan
Rise of the Magi (Lila Gray, #3)
Jocelyn Adams
Caged (Holloway Pack, #3)
J.A. Belfield
Tangled - Emma Chase I'm not sure if I'm done fiddling with the stars. I really want to give this 4½♥'s, and can't decide which way to go... 4 or 5? Many have compared this to Wallbanger and Beautiful Bastard. I can see those correlations, but I have another odd one to throw in. For anyone that has seen the show Burn Notice, you'll know what I'm talking about, where Michael Weston regularly has mental 'asides' for the camera and the audience's benefit. That same technique and tone immediately came to mind, so much so that I was using Jeffrey Donovan's voice from that show as a mental narrator for the entire book:

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Michael Weston is like a 'spy' version of Drew Evans. Despite being different characters, they have that same cocky confidence and just ooze charm. Drew is one of those 'Think-he's-God's-Gift-to-Women-Everywhere'... him taking a girl to bed is doing the girl a favor. There is a fine line, and he's pretty much crossed into man-whore territory.

There have also been many discussions on the 'authenticity' of the male narrator voice. To me, I've met people like that. I bought it as honest. The male mind is a strange place, glad I could visit but equally glad I don't live there.

Just the electric fighting and attraction and drinks flying... it's worth it just for that if nothing else. I had a smile on my face during most of my reading, but chuckles were a harder sell. I did still highlight many, many passages. Tons. He has a very charismatic voice.

Definitely worth a read, and to be added to my re-read list. But Wallbanger is better ('in my book').