Tuesday, September 29, 2009

The Virgin Secretary's Impossible Boss by Carole Mortimer

Linus Harrison's masculinity is a little too much for his sensible, bespectacled assistant, Andrea. He makes her heart beat like crazy! And the last thing Andi expects is to have to spend a weekend alone with her wild, irrepressible boss….

Billionaire Linus loves a challenge and relishes his chance to undo Miss Prim and Proper's buttoned-up exterior. It only takes one snowbound Scottish night to ignite the flames of the devilishly handsome businessman's desire. With sparks flying, how can Andi resist?

So here's my take on this book: It had the makings of a great read but I think there was just too much focus spent on Linus and Andi's road trip and not much else. A bit disappointing for me since I like to read office romance and would have liked to see more "variables" thrown in!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

BBAW Interview Swap

For BBAW's Interview Swap, I had the pleasure of partnering with Yvette Kelly of True Crime Book Reviews. Our blogs are like night and day: I blog about romance, chick lit and some classics while Yvette is a True Crime book junkie at heart. I found her blog fascinating and mysterious. I would bet there is a review from every author who every wrote a "crime" story. Here are the questions I asked her:

When did you start blogging and how did you get into it?

I started blogging in February 2009. I order a lot of books from my local online bookstore and they contacted me about doing a blog on the books I read.They also offered to pay for an internet marketing course which I started in November 2008. I started blogging about true crime books in February.

When did you start reading books about Crime?

This passion started in 2007 after I watched a program on the Crime & Investigation network. Right after that I went online to find the book Life With Billy and I have not stopped reading true crime since then

How has the books you read, inspired you?

The funny answer would be I am now a serial killer but jokes aside,these books really motivate me to look more closely at my personal relationships and to make them better. There is such a thin line between sanity and insanity. I have also become far more appreciative of the good people in my life,and believe it or not,I firmly believe that there are more good people on this earth.

Do you read any other genre?

I love medical and psychological thrillers. I also enjoy autobiographies and biographies.

Other than reading, what do you do for fun?

I enjoy gardening,hanging out with friends but my biggest passion is white water rafting which is not really something I can indulge in often as the best rivers are far away.My best experience so far has been on the Zambezi River in Zimbabwe but the scariest was on a much smaller river called the Sabie which is in South Africa.I ended up grabbing everyone's toes to try and avoid being sucked downtiver by the strong currents.