I'm going to hate this book...I think

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’sTo 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."



Jake - but not the one said...

You don't like first person? That's all I write, and you never told me!!!!



Anne Rainey said...

LOL, You know what I mean! It's not that I hate first person, it's just not my first choice usually.

Besides, you are on my 'I'll read anything they write' list anyway. :)

Nicole North said...

I'm sure this has happened to me in the past but I can't remember a specific time. Usually if I think I'll hate a book, I don't give it a try. Isn't that terrible? Also I have a huge stack of books that I want to read (that I think I'll love) but almost never take the time to read them.

Carol Ericson said...

There are so many books in my TBR stack that I think I'll love, I just don't have time to pick up a book I think I'll hate! Maybe when the kids are out of the house and I'm retired! Of course, a fabulous recommendation can turn a book I think I'll hate into one I think I might like.

Paris said...

If Deb Smith's name is on it, I've bought it, starting with the old Bandtam Loveswept line. I hadn't read first person pov on purpose since the old gothics and when I discovered "A Place To Call Home" was first person, I think I actually groaned. The first page drew me in and I hated when that book was over. I snapped up her next book as fast as it was available.

Esmerelda Bishop said...

Awesome Review!!!

I had one recently surprise me. I know 'don't judge a book by its cover' but I did and boy was I wrong!! It is by Pat White titled Got a Hold on You. I laughed and laughed throughout this book and because of that I will be picking up more of hers!