Reese Brock appears to have it all: a great part-time job in
her favorite bookstore
(working under the teeny-bopper-bitch-boss from Hades), an almost completed Ph.D.
in History (with yet another boss from Hades, who calls her day
and night, and NO dissertation in sight), a loving family (with a
mother guaranteed to make a girl neurotic), and
a terrific boyfriend (if you really go for a guy who kisses like a
What Reese really wants
though, is to ditch playing it safe with the bland boyfriend of
convenience and the ghostwriting of dry textbooks, and instead pen the
succulent novel she just knows she has hidden away in her soul.
And she wants to find a man she can truly connect with, someone
who can make her burn. Someone one like Brian Doren, who shared a
magnificently hot New Year's Eve kiss with her two years ago and then
promptly dropped out of her life, only to now reappear as the best man at
her little sister's upcoming wedding!
Does Reese have the
guts to make her fantasies a reality, or will she be forever stuck playing
worked for me:
This book was wickedly funny, and the terrific
sexual tension was sizzling not only between the main characters but in
the secondary romance as well.
Ms. Winters has a
real knack for vividly portraying antagonists; you just love to
Size-wise this is
another case of a character being assigned a small dress size size but
whose descriptions are definitely friendly to larger women. Reese thought
she was chubby and pear-shaped; the hero thought she was soft and
What didn't work for me:
The book just cruised
along for me until I hit the wedding rehearsal and ceremony scenes; then
things fell a bit flat, mainly because the hero and heroine got locked
into a downward spiral of juvenile attitudes and behaviors.
Fortunately the yummy ending, all tied up in a pretty little bow, made up for
Can I just say that I
really hated the mother in this story?? Imagine Ross and Monica's
mother from "Friends" . . then make her ten times worse!
of Chick Lit who want more steamy romance in their stories should enjoy
book features coarse language, spicy sex scenes, and a bit of weight loss.
If you liked "Blushing Pink" you might also enjoy
"Love at Large",
"Coffee and Kung Fu",
"What a Girl Wants",
"The Bridesmaid's Reward",
"Welcome to Temptation",
"Faking It", "Switcheroo",
"Good in Bed",
"Bridget Jones's Diary", "Jemima J.",
"Getting Over It", "Lola
Carlyle Reveals All", "It Had to be
You", or "This Heart of Mine"
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