Sunday, August 14, 2011
Three Reviews Sent to Booklist Today
The Spy Who Left Me by Gina Robinson: Chick lit meets James Bond. Not really my cup of tea, but interesting enough. This is definitely one of those books where a reviewer must pretend to be another reader in order to do the book justice in the review.
Hot Zone by Catherine Mann: A good beach read about para-rescue-men in the Bahamas. The story won't do anything for tourism there, but Hugh Franco and his captain were interesting characters. Kick-ass Amelia, however, exceeded the price of admission. And fortunately even though a toddler was one of the characters, he wasn't cloyingly cute, but kept mostly in the background.
Wild Thing by Robin Kaye: This was an odd one since the hero, who was awfully metro-male for being a rugged outdoorsman and wilderness guide, immediately fell in love with a Goth New Yorker, which took a while to reconcile. But after Toni got her moxie back and stopped being afraid of abandonment in the wilderness--something that wouldn't happen since her company had paid so much for Hunter's services--the book picked up quite a bit.