Book Review: Takeover

takeoverTakeover by Lisa Black

I’ve not had the pleasure of reading any of Lisa Black’s novels and I was fortunate to pick up TAKEOVER. I didn’t know it was part of a series of Black’s writings until I finished the book. I was pulled into Black’s novel from the very first page. Black engages the reader in her book immediately pulling in multiple plots and subplots. Her protagonist, Theresa MacLean is very feisty and grabs the page and holds her own. I was intrigued by some of the supporting characters as well…especially the negotiator. Black definitely has a firm grip on her characters. Each one holds true to their personality and never slips out of character.

There was so much happening at every turn of page that I really couldn’t find a comfortable place to put the book down. I ended up reading it straight through in one sitting. That says quite a lot for such a successful piece of writing. It truly was a riveting read and I certainly wouldn’t have a problem picking up another by this author. I liked knowing this was  part of a series but could stand alone. I’m not forced to dive into the next book and I like that.

Book Review: Bedding the Wrong Brother

By Virna DePaul
212 pgs
Fiction, Soft Erotica
Melina has a crush on a professor she works with but before she makes a move she is determined to have certain skills down pat. Her past three relationships have all had tanked in the bed and the only thing they all have in common is her. So Melina is quite certain her skills in the bed suck. So over some ice cream and discussion with her best girlfriends she decides to call upon one of her childhood friends to help train her in all the ways to please a man. Continue reading