Yearly Reading Challenges

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Monday, February 13, 2012

TBR Challenge 2012: February Category

Slightly Shady by Amanda Quick

TBR Challenge 2012- February category: Recommended by another reader. this was recommended by my daughter Hannah. Added Feb 2011.

3.5/5 Grade B

Slightly Shady is a solid effort by Amanda Quick. The dialog, between all the characters not just the leads, was smart and witty. Tobias is a wonderfully grouchy hero. Lavinia is a fairly typical Quick/Krentz heroine, which is to say a somewhat unconventional bluestocking who is matter-of-fact and independent-minded. The secondary characters Emiline and Anthony were a pleasant addition to the book instead of a distraction. And the little unanswered question about the suspense plot at the end was a great hook for the next book in the trilogy.

There is little sexual tension in the novel and the love scenes inspire more smiles than sighs. The real treat in this relationship is watching the grudging respect and admiration grow between the leads.

I already have the next one, Don't Look Back, on hold at the library!

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