Tuesday, March 22

No--All Contemporaries Don't Stink

So, after all my bellyaching yesterday, I pick up another contemporary romance(the last in my TBR pile). And guess what? It was a good one, not a keeper, but a really good read.

Wanting What You Get by Kathy Love

This was not what I was expecting. Between the cover art and the blurb on the back I was expecting another "lite, fluff piece". Anything but. When I look at the elements of the story individually, I shouldn't have enjoyed it, but somehow it worked beautifully. The heroine is a small town librarian (shy and a little rotund), the hero is the town's "goldenboy" Mayor. It turns out Mr. Mayor has a drinking problem. Ms. Love pulls the entire story together and give's the little librarian a really strong backbone. It was a serious little book, dealing with a real life problem--very good.

Of course, it's the 2nd in a series and now I have to search out the first one, the third is due out next month.


Bookwormom said...

Hi Tara.

I remember seeing that one (or maybe a review for it) & thinking it sounded good. Maybe I'll give it a try.

Mary Stella said...

I just started reading Kathy Love and adore her books. Did you read the first book in the series featuring one of the other Stepp sisters? Now I can't wait for the third book. Thanks, Mary Stella

Judye said...

Hey TM,
sorry you are having such a problem finding your groove with straight CR's.
Please dont judge them by Carly P. She is a fun, fluff writer. (that is not necessarily a bad thing by the way.)
I just finished reading 5 of Maureen Child's books and really enjoyed them. (aka:Kathleen Kane)
Loving You, Finding You, Knowing You; about 2 brothers (twins) and their sister.
The other 2 were about 2 of the Marconi sisters who are also part of the first 3 books.
I really enjoy reading a series of books like this.
By the way, nice Blog.

Tara Marie said...

Mary Stella,

The first book in the series did feature a "Stepp" sister. I'm trying to find a copy...I'm probably going to end up at half.com because the UBS doesn't have it.

Tara Marie said...


I don't mind fluff as long as it's done well and I don't have to stretch my imagination to get the story to work. And, I think that was my problem. I have a tendency to nit pick at a book if I see too many flaws and once I start that the book is ruined for me.

I'm glad you like my blog--I'm new to it, but am having a lot of fun.