Monday, August 14

A Fun Read

I've never been a real fan of the anthology/novella format, usually the stories are too brief and something is left wanting, character development, plot, pacing, many authors try to pack too much information into too small a format.

But, HelenKay Dimon does a real nice job with her set of novellas in Viva Las Bad Boys. Each story is a snapshot of the beginning of a relationship. The dialogue in each is fabulous--snappy, quick and flirty. Each story has a good story arc, conflict and a believable HEA. What more can we ask for?

This is a perfect beach book.


Jane said...

Your statement that this anthology is the start of each relationship is so spot on. I think that is exactly why it worked so well for me (and obviously you too). It doesn't try for too much and because it doesn't it works.

I also loved the dialogue and it makes me excited for the single title.

Tara Marie said...

Jane, it really did work, and the dialogue was some of the best I've read in a long time. I'll be watching for her single title too.

HelenKay said...

Thank you both!

ames said...

I'm glad you like this because I'm going to the book store this week. Yay! LOL Not like I need more books, but I WANT more. That's all that matters.

Anonymous said...

I think that is exactly why it worked so well