Wednesday, 23 July 2008
The ugly and the amazing
Divine Evil by Nora Roberts
Evil is afoot in Emmitsboro, Maryland, and sculptor Clare Kimball, who returns home for a rest, and Sheriff Cameron Rafferty, her former heartthrob, step right into it. Cameron chases clues to runaways and ritually sacrificed animals while Clare deals with memories of past satanic rituals and her present need to create art from the world around her
It's the first time i read a Nora book thinking i shouldn't have ,usually even the one that are (IMO) not good are better than most but this one is just plain bad .
Half of the book was unnecessary ,i like a story detailed but in this case i did not care for the thought of the victim ,the killer and all the people who lived in the village .
In Carolina moon it work ,not in this one .
Plus the romance was almost done by page 200 but i had still 330 page to go ,not a good signe .
And the fact that i have read ceremony in death not a long time ago did not help ,a strong sense of déja vu .
Blue-eyed devil by Lisa Kleypas
Blue-Eyed Devil is the story of the charming, volatile and ambitious Hardy Cates, who is determined to carry out his private revenge against the Travis family. Haven is the rebellious Travis daughter who struggles against her overpowering attraction to the most dangerous man in town. But when Hardy crashes a Travis family wedding, the heiress and the bad boy uncover an explosive chemistry that neither of them can deny. Hardy Cates is an unscrupulous rascal, but now he's trying to clean up his act. He is looking for the perfect society wife, the kind of woman Haven Travis could never be. Having once been burned by a love affair gone wrong, Haven vows to stay far away from the sexy heart breaker. However, Haven discovers that the temptation of a blue-eyed devil is hard to resist. And then when a menace from Haven's past appears, Hardy may be the only one to save her ...
After the last book ,i had to wash my head with something amazing so i took THE book that (almost) everyone love and i was not disappointed .
I only have two small complained about it .
First one is ,if you are the kind to cry in front of a book don't touch it in a public place because that plus the hormones ,it was terrible !
I cry like a baby in a playground absolutely packed with very bored moms ("i am fine it's not the Cookie ,it's the book!!!").
And the second one ,i had wished Hardy was a bit more well drawn ,you don't know much about him ,maybe i should have read Sugar daddy before but he feel a bit generic to me ,still even with that i loooooved him .
The end was really satisfying ,it was not too sugary just perfect.
Lately i have been a bit blue and i thought it was my mood that tainted the books i was reading ,making me a bit difficult but after this one i am reassured ,i just wish the next one is as good as that one !!!
I'll finish on a educative note:
For all the pregnant women out there ,i would strongly recommend not to hair dye your hair with the home product ,it seems that our pigmentation is not good ,so the color doesn't stick .
Very dark brown on blond hair ? I look like a partridge ! (the Cookie almost killed himself laughing )