Friday, July 27, 2012

Review: Second Nature

Second Nature (Celebrity Magazine #1) (Language of Love #30 - Bluebell)Second Nature (Celebrity Magazine #1) by Nora Roberts

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Yet another Nore Roberts book. Words and the story flow effortlessly and it is a quick read. This book is part one of the Celebrity Magazine series. The story is about a reporter who tracks down an elusive writer for her story and they fall in love.

A well-written book, but nothing path-breaking or great. I read it as part of the anthology, Summer Pleasures, and it was as the name suggested a light summer read.

Monday, July 2, 2012

Review: Never Love a Cowboy

Never Love a Cowboy (Rogues in Texas, #2)Never Love a Cowboy by Lorraine Heath

Really liked the book even though most of it was highly predictable. The book was divided into two parts, the first one where Harrison and Jessey go on the great cattle drive, and the second where Harry, who is crippled during the drive finds a way to accept himself with the help of Jessey and his friends, each of whom have a past.

The second part of the story gives the book some depth. Most historicals would have ended with the female protagonist happily accepting the physical shortcomings and the characters living happily together, all in the space of a few pages. Heath gets into the depth of feelings felt by Harry, showing him as an unsufferable idiot who is angry at the world and himself. She traces the entire journey from him being unable to accept his disability to showing anger, depression and finally acceptance.

The characters are well etched out, both of them staying true to their pschye laid out intially itself. I liked the way all the other characters were shaped as well and am looking forward to read Kit's book as well. I have jumped the series, not reading the first part of the series, which I may also read.

All in all, once the book picked up some pace, I really liked it and you will too if you are a fan of Western Historicals.

I would rate it 3.5/5