The boys are on the road, in a van, taking turns driving (except for Miki, of course). Along the way, they bond further as Crossroads Gin. All the significant others and family, including the daunting Brigid, come visit them.
It was a little disjointed because it didn't focus on just one couple and I felt certain things were glossed over a bit but still an enjoyable read.
It ends with a cliffhanger that seems very exciting and ensures at least one more book.
Charlotte is a busy social worker following WWI. She wants to make others' lives better but what exactly does that mean and how can she do it?
Once a governess for the wealthy Ashton family, she has stayed in touch with the young Lord Cumberland and his youngest sister. It means she is sometime rubbing elbows with the wealthy. She wants to despise them because why should they have so much when others have nothing but she doesn't.
We see Charlotte wrangle with her own conscience as she tries to make things right in a country where so much is wrong.
This is not a heavy or depressing book but it does cause one to think about the changes that have been made in the 100 years since this book took place.
It took me awhile to appreciate Sugar Beth. A spoilt child who returns to her home town with a chip on her shoulder. After seeing how she was treated by the townsfolk though, even if she did deserve it, really bothered me. Watching her grow and come into her own had me cheering her on!
This is a quirky novel that was a lot of fun. The writing is fast-paced and the story clips along with no time to process what has come before.
I gave it a 4.5 because I won't read the rest of the series. Although I really enjoyed it as a one-off, I left it not feeling compelled to find out what happens next. I never felt like I knew the characters well enough to really care what happens to them after this adventure.
This is a really dark story about Alice in Wonderland. It's not a sequel, per se, but it does take place after the first book (Alice's Adventures in Wonderland) but in an alternate way. There is magic and dark deeds (mainly rape which is aluded to rather than shown, except in one instance where it's a bit hazy whether it would be considered rape or not). The Caterpillar and the Cheshire Cat are actually people instead of animals. The Dormouse is Alice's friend Dor, who leads her into harm's way and the Mad Hatter becomes the Mad Hatcher.
Alice is led into the Old City by Dor when she is 16. The Old City is where the degenerate and unpoliced live. After 2 weeks, Alice stumbles out (without Dor), covered in blood and she can only say The Rabbit did it. She is locked up in an insane asylum where her only real human contact is with Hatcher, who is in the cell next door. They converse through a mouse hole. Hatcher has his own demons, including that he can "feel" the Jabberwock and that terrifies him. When a fire engulfs the asylum, Alice and Hatcher make their way out and into the bowels of the Old City. Hatcher wants to help Alice discover what happened to her and he needs to escape the Jabberwock.
It was well written and maybe even deserves more than 4 stars because of the writing. It did keep me enthralled neough to finish it but I can't really say I enjoyed it. I believe there are other books in this series.
Based on the quality of the writing alone, I will give it 4 stars.
Really good book that took me by surprise. It's not as light and frothy as the cover and the back blurb make it appear.
Two people who use each other to get their families off their back. At least, that's how it starts out.
They're both carrying some emotional baggage (one fears they may be responsible for their father's suicide and the other is a cancer survivor). Lots of nutty relatives around to keep things from getting too depressing.
This book did a great job of explaining what asexuality means.
After Brennan is dumped by his third girlfriend for being bad in bed, he decides to seek out some help. He meets Zafir, a Muslim single father, who works at the local sex shop. After a few questions, Zafir proposes the idea that Brennan may be asexual. Brennan does some reading which leads to more questions, which leads to more meetings with Zafir.
Their friendship gradually leads to more but more doesn't involve sex, although this author (another pseudonym for L.A. Witt/Lauren Gallagher) is known for it.
I loved that there was enough about Zafir being Muslim and how it played out in his life, without being hit over the head about it.
This book was so well crafted and so touching. This is a definite keeper for me.
Jules Cassidy and Robin Chadwick FINALLY get their happily ever after. The love is so palpable between these two you can practically touch it. Which isn't to say there's no twists as we wait for these two to get to the altar!
With appearances by Alyssa and Sam, Cosmo and Janey, and a host of others, it's more a reunion than a wedding!
This has to be one of the funniest books I've ever read. A 40- something heroine, newly divorced from her doctor husband, meets up with a 30-something ER doc. He can't possibly be interested in HER, can he, she thinks? After all she's older! Toss in the best written basset hound, Fred, and you have the makings of a great story!
I really enjoyed everything about this except that it was set in the past. A big part of me said WHY? Nothing was really said that explained why it was in the past so it just didn't make sense.
Other than that, I loved the tension of two straight guys falling for each other. Since one of them had fallen before the other, I could understand his hesitation in admitting his feelings for his partner. And when the partner is saying one thing and doing another, more confusion ensues.
I read another review that said there wasn't enough plot here but I disagree. I didn't feel The Assignment was the plot. The plot was how these two men deal with each other and I thought that was handled very well.