Hello, and welcome back! Now that the humidity has cleared out, the weather here this week is absolutely gorgeous, and as long as the citronella torches and candles are going, it's lovely to sit outside beneath the tree with a book and a glass of something cold.
If you've been waiting for a contemporary romance to join in on our Book Club Discussions, wait no more. Our Say No to Joe. August is reading month, and then we start discussing it in September. I hope you'll join us.
On to the new stuff! As the article title implies, this week, I have the latest from Sandra Hill, Tall, Dark and Cajun (Warner Forever). Rachel Fortier is definitely not looking for a man--she's just dumped her long-time fiance--and most assuredly not a man like Remy LeDeux, the sexy Cajun she meets when she arrives at her grandma's in the Louisiana bayous. And Remy sure isn't looking for a woman, no matter what his aunt thinks, and certainly not a city woman who's not sticking around. If you've read any of Sandra Hill's books previously, you know she's hilarious, and this book is no exception. You'll also know that her stories are hotter than any summer day in Louisiana, and you won't be disappointed in this one. Rachel and Remy were a lot of fun, and even better, they're the beginning of a new trilogy. Woohoo! I'm borrowing four of Cupid's five arrows for this one. I can't wait for the next.
This week, I also have the re-release, in trade paperback, of Nora Roberts's Private Scandals (Berkley). I'd read this one so long ago that it was a joy to dig it out and re-read it. Deanna Reynolds has plans for herself, and they don't include a psycho fan removing obstacles from her career path. Nor do they include falling for a co-worker. Finn Riley might be an excellent journalist, but getting past Deanna's walls is far more important than any story. Lots of great story, steamy attraction between Deanna and Finn, and just plain a joy to read. This one gets four arrows, too.
Until next time, happy reading!