Saturday, June 27, 2009

Teaming Up.

Teaming Up by Abby Gaines!Really, I couldn't decide which Abby Green book to try next, so I read something from Abby Gaines instead. NASCAR!

Not a big fan, but I do like cars and speed. Teaming Up may have a NASCAR theme, but it didn't overshadow the romance in the book. Not one bit. I don't even have to be crazy about NASCAR to love this.

My first NASCAR is The Natural, also by Abby Gaines, and it's still free on Books on Board. The hero Danny is mentioned in Teaming Up (I smile when I read his name heehee). The stories are not connected, but they're still in the same world.

The Natural left quite an impression on me, so I was expecting quite alot from Teaming Up. Luckily it definitely didn't disappoint. About two-thirds into the story, I realized that the physical appearance of the heroine (sexy long legs, curvy body etc.) wasn't mentioned much. Maybe once or twice, or three times only. To Wade, it's never about Kim's boobs (maybe only at the beginning), it's all about her brains (heh). I absolutely love reading their interaction. Love the fact that they didn't deny and keep lying to themselves. Well, not much. Towards za ending? I cried of course. Awww Wade, the tatoo thing is just too cute.

I'm glad I'm been reading great stories lately. Stories that are just what I want to read.

And I just hate thinking about which book I should try next.

Monday, June 22, 2009

This is it.

The Mediterranean Billionaire's Blackmail BargainI just finished my second Abby Green Harlequin, and bingo. I conclude that she writes just what I love to read. I am sooo lucky.

* Maybe spoilers. *

I totally love Dante's grovelling speech at the end. (Mandorallen suddenly comes to mind, I think I just miss him.) I like Alicia's little speech too when she decided to end their "relationship". I mean wow, the heart wants what the heart wants. It gets to me.

Sigh. The whole story is just emotional. For me, it's like smaller dose of those extreme emotional reads (ala Christie Ridgway / Pamela Morsi for me). I can take small emotional doses anytime. But I stay away from extreme ones (for now).

I also love it that there's a "Three and a half years later" thing. I have a thing for epilogues indicating how many babies they had (two right?). Ooh right when I reach the end, I was immediately thinking about which book of hers should I read next. Sigh.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

The French Tycoon's Pregnant Mistress.

The French Tycoon's Pregnant Mistress by Abby GreenI love it!


You know, I love it when heroes grovel and BEG the heroine to forgive/marry/love him at the end. Basically, I really love reading about the man doing all the work. But in this book, at the end the heroine went on her knees and asked the hero to marry him (complete with wedding band), and I love it! I LOVE the whole scene! Before and after I love it all! *Sniff.*

It wasn't like Alana was trying to be macho or be the man in the relationship or what, it's just emotional. I thought it's really brave of her to do that, after the usual misunderstanding that happens in romances. She didn't just say a simple "I'm sorry", instead she asked Pascal to please marry her. I just love that scene. The whole chapter. Love it.

Gawd I need more of these pregnant books.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Happy Me.

This arrived in my mail the past Monday:
Dirty Sexy Knitting!

Now I have three of them:
* Malibu & Ewe *

When to read them? Maybe end of this year? I would have to take a week off work to indulge in them. But a whole month would be more ideal though. What kind of job (and what kind of boss) lets you take a month off work just to read books? (Hello?)

And here's a Christie Ridgway link for the sake of linking. Love her books.