Wednesday, August 31
Title: Making Waves*
Author: Tawna Fenske
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Format: Paperback & e-book
Date/Year: August 2011
Reviewed by: Booklover1335
*This book was provided to me by the publisher in exchange for an honest review
Summary from the publisher:
She always wanted to belong…just not to a dysfunctional pirate crew
Juli Flynn is a genius, literally. And like most geniuses, she has a problem connecting with people and fitting in and settling into a life with purpose. She’s as infamous for her IQ, as for her failures in both life and in love. She’s quirky, smart and fun and supposedly absolutely gorgeous.
Alex Bradshaw is a forty something executive who has devoted his life to the pursuit of professional success to prove that he is worthy. After being dumped by his fiancée years ago for a Dentist who could offer her the kind of life, and the money that she wanted, he defines his self worth by his title and his bank account. So when he’s given his pink slip with a drained bank account he is left with those old feelings of insecurity and the only way he knows to get back at his unscrupulous boss and fill his empty coffers is to become a pirate.
Making Waves is a fun romance, which is light on the romance and heavy on the cliché’s. There were moments in this book that were laugh out loud funny, but also moments that were completely ridiculous. This author loves dichotomies. For example, a quirky nerd who is bombshell beautiful, an Ex Pro Football player who likes to be called “Cookie”, embroider his own aprons, grate his own nutmeg and wears women’s clothing. Then there are also high seas pirates who are massive brooding muscle bound men who act like children yet are literary theologians. Go figure.
Overall: 3.00 stars (the author's style of writing was fun, but the characters and plot leave a lot to be desired)
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