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Make It Count

Published May 29, 2014 by francesothomas

As an Avon Addict, I was asked if I would share character cards for Megan Erickson’s new book, Make It Count.  This is Book #1 in her Bowler University Series. The release date is June 3, so I haven’t read it yet. The bespectacled math tutor does look pretty cute though.

To be honest, I have never heard of character cards, but here goes.

Alec Stone

The Tutor

“Don’t you feel it? All that negative crap I’d been holding inside is gone because of you. And the good I’m filling it with? That’s you.”

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Kat Caruso

The Student

“No rush. But by the time I leave tonight, you will give me a kiss, Alec Stone.”

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The blurb from the publisher says:

Kat Caruso wishes her brain had a return policy, or at least a complaint hot-line. The defective organ is constantly distracted, terrible at statistics, and absolutely flooded with inappropriate thoughts about her boyfriend’s gorgeous best friend, Alec…who just so happens to be her brand new college math tutor. Who knew nerd was so hot?

Kat usually goes through tutors like she does boyfriends–both always seem to bail when they realize how hopeless she is. It’s safer for her heart to keep everyone at arm’s reach. But Alec is always stepping just a little too close.

Alec Stone should not be fantasizing about Kat. She’s adorable, unbelievably witty, and completely off limits. He’d never stab his best friend in the back…

But when secrets are revealed, the lines of loyalty are blurred. To make it count, Alec must learn messy human emotions can’t be solved like a trigonometry function. And Kat has to trust Alec may be the first guy to want her for who she is, and not in spite of it.

 

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All Lined Up

Published May 22, 2014 by francesothomas

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As a lifelong Pittsburgh Steelers’ fan, I certainly could not resist All Lined Up. Plus I already knew I enjoyed the writing of Cora Carmack.

You wouldn’t necessarily think a quarterback would feel an immediate attraction to a dancer. But they are both athletes trying to prove themselves. Dallas, the heroine, wants to dance in a more prestigious place than the small school she attends. The school, however, is a step up for Carson. He just wants to play well enough to get a scholarship. Oh, by the way, her dad is the football coach. Complications ensue.

My college days are far behind me, but this book was a sweet way to relive how it was to want to make a mark on the world and how it was to find a soul mate.

 

 

 

HDU

Published May 10, 2014 by francesothomas
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HDU

 

HDU? What an unlikely title for a really funny book. OK, I admit it. I watch Entertainment Tonight on occasion  and read celebrity news I find on Google almost every day. Naturally, I would gravitate to a story where an average girl from the Midwest hooks up with a movie star to help him land the role of a lifetime and to help get herself to New York City. India Lee has an engaging voice and writes as if she’s been to an A-list party or two. If you’d like to escape from your own hum drum life, I heartily recommend you venture into Lee’s world. Watch out for the paparazzi though.

Tempting Fate

Published May 4, 2014 by francesothomas

If you are an adult woman, i guarantee you will see yourself in the novels of Jane Green.

Her latest, Tempting Fate, describes only too well what it is like to have reached a certain age and become invisible, at least in all the ways that count. Men have stereotypically bought a sportscar and run away with their secretaries while in the throes of mid-life crisis. This book, of course, comes at it from the female point of view.

Other reviewers are characterizing the book as a cautionary tale. I beg to differ since Green provides a happy ending that I’m not at all sure would actually happen. Still, by the end of the book, I was rooting for that happy ending for Gabby. Or maybe for us all.

 

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