Saturday, December 8, 2012

Grace Grows - Shelle Sumners

Always a planner, textbook editor Grace Barnum feels prepared for most eventualities. Until the responsibility-challenged Tyler Wilkie show up. In need of a little help, Tyler has warm eyes, a country drawl, and a smile that makes Grace drop things. And worst of all he writes devastatingly beautiful songs. About her.

Tyler reaches something in Grace, something she needs, but can't admit to - will she learn to let go and let love grow?
Simultaneously adorable and hokey.

I'm not generally one for romance novels; I'm by no means a sap. Yet I had a really hard time putting this book down.

The characters drew me in and kept me hooked. Grace frustrated me so many times, but Tyler's puppy dog persistence more than made up for it.

It was really well written, and I found myself aww-ing often. But it was fairly predictable and formulaic - but hey, that's the genre for ya.

For all you romantics out there, this book is definitely for you.

Friday, December 7, 2012

Stuck - Lissette E. Manning

A world too different from what we once knew...all we hold onto now is survival.

Memories of the dead remind Annie Page of the world she'd once known. Renegade forces are closing in, seeking to command the little that remains. Yet she refuses to stand by and watch the world crumble.

Her children's love the driving force behind the choices that she's made, she's determined to make their world a better place. Yet their survival comes with a price - one that she never meant to pay.
There was nothing special about this book at all.

The blurb makes it sound like it could actually be pretty interesting; however, there was almost no climax nor conclusion. It left me thinking that it was just the introduction to what could have been a really good story.

This story was well written but it could have been so much more. I was saddened that it ended so prematurely.