Thursday, April 18, 2013
Lucy, our main character, is the adopted daughter of the President and is about to get married to the perfect man, when she loses her nerve and flees the church. She winds up on the back of a motorcycle driven by the rough-around-the-edges Panda. As she finds herself and discovers what she really wants in life, she is pulled in directions she never imagined and finds herself inexplicably drawn to Panda and the life he represents. Add a quaint island town, cute orphan, some spunky female friends, and you have a recipe for amazing brain candy.
I was looking for an escape, if you will, and this perfectly fit the bill. It follows the traditional formula (and in this case, I don't mean that negatively) of a romance and the love scenes were all well written. The plot was interesting, the characters kept me entertained, and it flowed well. Just keep in mind it's a romance novel, not lit fic, so if you're looking for something serious, high-minded, and/or realistic, this may not be it.
Do you know what's weird? What I love in a romance novel is almost always the exact opposite of what I love in reality. I would HATE Panda if I knew him in real life and I'd NEVER date him. But I loved him as a foil for Lucy. And I was enthralled by the book. I plan on picking up the rest of the series (they don't need to be read in order) and keeping them around for times like this when I need a bit of brain candy!
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Posted by Julie G at 8:55 PM