Tuesday, September 25, 2012
E-Reading: Book Review of #1 Wanted! by Vicki Lewis Thompson
Author: Vicki Lewis Thompson
Publisher: Harlequin Blaze
Part of a Series: Sons of Chance
Type of book: Romance, 1937, 2010, secrets, deception, photography, ranching life, cowboys, struggle, romance, adult
Year it was published: 2010
Photographer Dominique Jeffries has come to Wyoming to find herself -- her creative self, her sexual self. After escaping the engagement from hell, she's dying to break loose and live a little. And seducing a shirtless, sweaty cowhand looks like just the place to start.
Nick Chance isn't exactly a cowhand but, hey, he'll be whatever the lady wants! Only he soon realizes that this is more than just a quick roll in the hay. There's something about Dominique that calls to him, something about her that completes him.
There's only one problem. Dominique wants a fling, not another relationship.
Little does she guess how easily she'll be persuaded to take a Chance -- again and again and again!
The characters are well rounded and are believable. Dominique struggles and debates with the idea of impulsiveness vs stability, while Nick struggles with a secret that everyone but he knows about. The secondary characters as well as secondary romance between Pam and Emmett seems to be well done and I do hope of seeing more of Pam and Emmet in the future books. Just like Dominique, I quickly got annoyed with her former ex and his view of life that fun is not allowed at all.
Taking a chance can be worth it.
Although the story is easy to follow, I felt that the ending was tied up too neatly and seem to have fallen into place neatly as well. I did enjoy the chemistry and whatnot between Nick and Dominique as well as the scenes between Nick and Jack (my favorites, despite them fighting.) I would like to know why Jack is the way he is and hope my question will be answered.
Literature & Fiction, Romance, Humor
About this author
New York Times and USA Today bestseller Vicki Lewis Thompson believes love makes the world go around and laughter makes the trip worth taking. The recipient of RWA’s Nora Roberts Lifetime Achievement Award and the author of more than ninety books, Vicki pioneered a new kind of romance hero with Nerd in Shining Armor. Following the success of her nerd stories, Vicki launched a boisterous paranormal series featuring a matchmaking witch and wizard, an ADD dragon named George, and a black cat inspired by her own precocious feline, Eve.
I was really impressed with this book: well written, strong and believable characters and nothing for me to pick on. I think it had the right amount of focus on the heroine and hero as well as their problems and their struggles. I really can't find anything to complain about when it comes to the book. The only thing I might ask and hope for is that in the future novels there will be a focus on why Jack is the way he is. (A love gone awry one wonders?) There is a mystery there as to why certain secret was not revealed immediately but the character who should answer that is dead in the book. Other than that it flows realistically and I often felt deeply for the heroine who has to learn to have fun and let go.
4 out of 5
(0: Stay away unless a masochist 1: Good for insomnia 2: Horrible but readable; 3: Readable and quickly forgettable, 4: Good, enjoyable 5: Buy it, keep it and never let it go.)