Have you ever picked up a book and thought to yourself, "I'm not going to like it"?
I did this last night. My niece wants me to read the new Tina Wainscott book, What Lies in Shadows. Now, let me just say, Tina Wainscott is a terrific author. She can do no wrong in my opinion. I’ve loved all her books and she just keeps getting better. Her plots are original and this one is no different.
Here’s the blurb:
Her blog is one of the hottest on the Web—a place where she can be herself and talk anonymously about her most private needs and desires. Not even her wealthy new husband knows about her online persona. And when Jonna Karakosta learns that he may be cheating on her, she needs her online community more than ever…
Enter “Dominic,” a frequent guest on Jonna’s blog who seems to understand her like no one else. She finally agrees to meet him face-to-face, and he turns out to be better—and more attractive—than she could have imagined. But when Jonna has a change of heart and decides to fight to save her marriage, Dominic refuses to take “no” for an answer.
Now Dominic will do anything not to lose Jonna—even if it means bringing her deepest, darkest fears to light…and taking her world apart piece by piece.
Sounds intriguing, huh? But wait, she’s stepping out on her husband? Oh boy, that’s not usually my sort of book. And yet...I flip to the first page. Crap, more bad news. It’s all told in first person point of view. Then I flashback to Linda Howard’s “To Die For”. Another first person pov novel with a heroine I didn’t think I could like. I ended up loving the book and it’s sequel, “Drop Dead Gorgeous”. I literally laughed out loud reading it!
SO, knowing I shouldn’t be so hasty to judge this new Tina Wainscott book (and knowing my niece has never steered me wrong) I picked it up and started reading. Okay, let me just say, it SUCKED me right in from page one. She doesn’t give you a chance to hate it. You get instantly caught up as the drama unfolds. It’s like watching a movie. You’re on the edge of your seat!
I haven’t finished it yet, but don’t you love when an author surprises you? That’s the best moment for a reader like me. I’ve been in something of a slump lately and my niece, again, nudged me to read this book. She swore I’d love it. I was in the mood for some romantic suspense so I finally caved. I’m so damn glad I did.
What book/author managed to surprise you? Tell me, maybe it’ll be a new author for me!
In other fantastic news. Mrs. Giggles gave my latest release, Taking Chloe, a rating of 83 and said:
"Short stories are touch and go where quality is concerned, especially those marketed in the "Red Hots!" line, but I'm pleased to discover that Taking Chloe has a nice balance of story and sensual scenes to round things up nicely."