Thursday, November 20, 2014

Prima Donna Mug from Laura Drewry

I love getting goodies in the mail. Recently I received the mug I won at Laura Drewry's Release Day Party on Facebook for her book Prima Donna:



It's got pride of place on my bookshelf and I'm going to use it to hold all the lovely bookmarks I've received over the past couple years.

Thank you, Laura Drewry!




Prima Donna 
by Laura Drewry

September 23, 2014


In a witty, sizzling, and tender romance for readers of Jill Shalvis and Susan Mallery, a woman who can’t slow down discovers that the perfect guy is in hot pursuit.

Even when her hair salon goes under and she’s on the brink of breaking, Regan Burke keeps her “I’m just fine” attitude. She’s had a tough life, coping with a difficult family and keeping her act together . . . barely. Right now, she just needs a job, any job, so she can pay her mother’s medical bills. It’s the exact wrong time for Carter Scott to come into her life—and to be so damn sexy, so distracting, and so determined to get close.

Carter isn’t looking for anything serious—his heart belongs to the kids who depend on his pediatric practice—but something about Regan makes him reconsider. Maybe it’s the scars she hides so well, the secrets she can’t share. Carter knows all about that kind of pain, and he wants to help. But offering Regan a job in his office only makes things worse, even if their chemistry is off the charts. Lucky for them both, Carter isn’t about to let go of love without a fight.


Includes a special message from the editor, as well as an excerpt from another Loveswept title.


Kathie's Review:

I stayed up until 2 a.m. reading this book. It was that good. I'm incredibly impressed that this is Ms. Drewry's second book. Just like I was impressed with her first book, Plain Jayne. This author has a smooth style that's elegant and holds your attention. For an author with just a couple books on her shelf, her writing style is right up there with all the best authors. Well done!

One of the first things to appeal to me in Prima Donna was the Han Solo quotes at the beginning of the chapters. Made me smile! And I can certainly see the way Han and Carter are alike. Both are scoundrels, but sweet...and cute...and hot. The geek in me loved this. 

We met both Regan and Carter in the first book, and it was great that they got their chance to find happiness here. They both deserve some, for sure. When we begin, Regan is having a really bad day, after having a hard time for years. Her salon is now closed, she needs a paying gig to keep her mother in a medical facility, and it's just like the last straw when Carter walks in with his hair a total mess. She thinks it looks like he cut the locks with a knife and fork! It really offends her inner stylist.  There's a scene later that explains his "cut" that will bring tears to your eyes. 

Regan thinks she knows Carter...at least she knows that he's a player. But sometimes a player is really what one needs, right? Just a few minutes (or hours!) of heaven...because that's all it can be. And good golly it sure is. There's a kiss--just a kiss--that about melted my kindle. Wowza...

The flow of this story, as truths come to light, hearts are softened, friends are cherished, and a relationship blossoms, held me enthralled. It reads real. That takes talent, and I appreciated it very much.

One of the best things about this book, besides Carter, is the fact that there are several more women in Regan and Jayne's merry little band. We need to see them all get their HEAs. Soon, please?

By the way, Ms. Drewry is having a Facebook Party TODAY. Head over there to chat with her and win prizes: https://www.facebook.com/events/797288196987896/


*Thank you, NetGalley and Random House Publishing Group - Loveswept, for the opportunity to read Prima Donna


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