Dangerous Desire was a nice escape from my day and, given that I’m a pet lover as well, I really enjoyed the animals and the fact the main characters were both pet lovers. I also appreciated Ms. Escalera’s inclusion of multi-cultural characters without making a presentation of it – the characters are who they are and they just happen to be multi-cultural. I really liked that aspect of Dangerous Desire.
Something About You is a great mix of strong personalities that can fall in love and become a couple without losing their individuality or careers. Instead they both give and take strength, comfort and love from each other. I truly loved Ms. James voice and the snarky but not bitter dialogue. I laughed out loud at some points and this is one of the things that really draws me to buy more books by Ms. James.
Unfortunately, I liked Breakaway overall, but did not love it. Though I had problems with Breakaway as a story, I did like Ms. Jamieson’s voice and will try another story by her in the future. 2.5 Stars. Published by Ellora’s Cave on 3/18/2011.
A Lot Like Love was a fast-paced, enjoyable read that kept me wondering just what shoe would drop next but without becoming overly frantic. I really liked Julie James’ voice and the way she brought life and unique qualities to each of her cast of characters, even the ones we don’t spend a lot of time with. 4 Stars. Published by Berkley Books 3/1/2011.