Review: Sex, Murder And A Double Latte

It took me a while to get into the new mystery chick lit sub-genre, but now that I am in it, I’m hooked – completely, for which I have Red Dress Ink to thank so far! Sex, Murder and a Double Latte by Kyra Davis is the third such release from Red Dress Ink – and I hope there are many more to come.

Our main heroine Sophie Katz is a mystery-writer with quite an imagination. She has just about completed her latest novel when she hears the bad news: famous movie producer Michael Tolsky has committed suicide. Sophie thinks it is odd that his “suicide” was done just as a scene in his movie was done. Also, Tolsky was supposed to be making one of Sophie’s books into a movie. Needless to say, she is a bit upset. Things don’t get much better when other people begin dropping like flies around her – and their deaths begin resembling scenes from one of her bestselling novels. Continue reading Review: Sex, Murder And A Double Latte

Review: Three Bedrooms In Chelsea

Three Bedrooms In Chelsea
by Liz Ireland
reviewed by Rian Montgomery

Can three very different young women live together and not end up driving each other insane? That’s a question you will have answered in this hilarious, absorbing novel. There is: Danielle, a spoiled Texan who has just moved to the big Apple looking for adventure and independence from her overbearing family; Greta, a very tall, loud German woman who has just caught her boyfriend cheating on her with a woman half her size; and Edie, a struggling actress whose boyfriend has just deserted her for Uzbekistan.

This book was very hard for me to put down. I had to keep reading to see what would happen to the three women. Continue reading Review: Three Bedrooms In Chelsea

Site Update… Finally!

Hey everyone! You may notice that I have finally updated the site. The layout is much improved and I’ve begun to add some of my older reviews. I will continue adding the older reviews plus some new ones, but it will definitely be a work in progress for a while.

Thanks for continuing to visit during my hiatus!

Review: Nice Girls Finish First

Are you too nice for your own good? Or… are you a type of person that would never be labeled as “nice” in a million years? Even if you are neither of these, you will most likely enjoy Alesia Holliday’s latest novel Nice Girls Finish First.

This book is told from two points of view. Firstly, there is Kirby, VP of marketing for a sex toy manufacturer. She is a type of woman that has never been mistaken for being nice. As a matter of fact, after recently firing most of her department, her boss Banning Stuart has issued an ultimatum: Kirby either gets someone to declare that she is nice, or she will not be able to go on the Italian vacation she has planned. Not only that, she will lose her job. Kirby steps up to the challenge, albeit a bit reluctantly. After all, you don’t get ahead in life by being nice, right? Continue reading Review: Nice Girls Finish First

Review: Enchanted, Inc.

Enchanted, Inc.
by Shanna Swendson
Ballantine Books
May 2005

Although not a Harry Potter fan in the least, so far I have absolutely loved the novels to come out of the chick lit paranormal/fantasy sub-genre. Enchanted, Inc by Shanna Swendson was so good, in fact, that it made me wish the genre was bigger.

Meet Katie Chandler. From a small town in Texas and now residing in the large and overwhelming New York City, Katie is just trying to fit in and find her niche. Unfortunately her meager salary as an Assistant to the Marketing Director is barely covering rent, let alone any extras, and her boss is just plain terrible to work for. Katie also begins noticing more abnormal things on the streets and subways she takes to and from work. For instance, what is up with the girl with fairy wings? And why does nobody else seem to notice the gargoyle that sits on top of the church? And who is the horrifically ugly man who has begun to follow her around and offer her a new job? Continue reading Review: Enchanted, Inc.

Review: The Undomestic Goddess

Seriously? Sophie Kinsella is one of my FAVORITE AUTHORS ever. After five stellar novels by her, you could definitely say that I am a fan. She has a wonderful way of creating vivid, endearing characters that get into all sorts of mishaps. Her latest offering, The Undomestic Goddess, however, sort of disappointed me.

Meet Samantha Sweeting. A highly intelligent and workaholic attorney for a prestigious law firm, she is over-stressed and high-strung. Even during a spa treatment for her 29th birthday, she can’t bear to tear herself away from her blackberry or cell phone. About to be made partner at the firm, she is known for her competence and brains.

However, on the day she is supposed to have her partnership announced, she discovers she has made a huge error Continue reading Review: The Undomestic Goddess

Review: Bollywood Confidential

I absolutely love chick lit that feature Indian characters, so I was glad when I learned Sonia Singh had a second novel out entitled “Bollywood Confidential”. Although her first novel was average at best in my opinion, this latest book was a great read.

Raveena is a struggling Indian actress currently living in Los Angeles. She is tired of not getting anywhere in her acting career. After much deliberation, she decides to accept her agent’s latest offer: the lead in a Bollywood film – that takes place and shoots in Bombay, India. Despite her misgivings about living in another country for six months, she figures it would be worth it; after all, she is playing the leading role! Continue reading Review: Bollywood Confidential

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