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Remember, folks: whenever a woman says "die for me because you are a man," just look her in the eye and say "my body, my choice."

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Finally! And What Crappy Timing!

I've been waiting for the release of "With No Remorse," the new Cindy Gerard trashy novel, the last (I think) in a pretty decent series.   I didn't get to sleep til late last night, and I woke up an hour early this morning so I could buy it on my way to work.  At the library.  Go figure; they didn't order it.  Kroger, WalMart, and CVS didn't have it, so I went again after work.  WalMart - no.  The woman stocking new books said she got 6 copies last week and they're gone, plus I'm the second person today who asked about it.  "Must be a good book."  (No, it had better be a good book!)  CVS - nope.  Kroger - YES!!!  So I'm tired and I'm going to stay up late tonight anyway.  I'm also behind on my blog reading.

Cindy Gerard is my favorite guilty pleasure; mostly I read non-fiction, and occasionally historical fiction.  I don't know how technically accurate she really is with "things that go BOOM,"  but she makes an honest effort, and has a team of experts she consults.  Her characters don't have a lot of depth and of course her plots are delightfully unlikely - a few days of non-stop adrenaline fueled action and adventure in exotic locales.  This is, of course, a good backdrop for the kind of romantic relationships we all know last a lifetime.  The pace is fast, the dialog is fairly realistic (judging by the new Nora Roberts, which I couldn't finish *ugh!* she's been reading Gerard too!) and the sex, certainly graphic, matches the rest of the stories in tone.  There's an art to that; I generally am embarrassed by sex scenes in novels.  Too many silly euphemisms appropriate only to historical bodice-rippers, or too clinical and cold.  AWKWARD!   Of course the women are too pretty and the men are too buff-n-handsome.  And the men are all painfully honorable, even though they're a team of former military "Black Ops" mercenaries...  The first book was pretty good, #'s 2 and 3 were non-stop roller coaster rides, # 4 was almost as good, but # 5 was a bit of a letdown - too much backstory, not enough immediate action.

I'll let you know how # 6 fares; the male lead is one of my favorite characters.  I'll be back in a day or so!

1 comment:

  1. I get that way with a book series. Can't wait for the next one, but I still read others in the meantime.


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