Verything about her either seemed cheesy and wimpy or ust plain irritating She could have been easily swayed she could have had some failings but here she was As If Being 12 3/4 Isn't Bad Enough, My Mother Is Running for President! just so spineless through and through that I could not believe that anyone besides her little brother would ever fall in love with herThe hero was interesting except his complete turnover from whom he used to be seemed a bit too extreme wellustified for sure but too easy as if he never missed any pleasures from his previously heavily self indulging life And that did not make him seem very humane or as likable as he should have And when confronted to the need to cut his hair for the musical he ended up having a mullet the worst hairdo ever the absolute unjustifiable even worse than the comb over trying to cover a balding scalp And I did not even understand why he did it as he stood his ground previously on this and the director seemed to reluctantly accept it Probably that was love talking and his trying to turn into a bigger wimp than his wife Pretty good book Maggie is living the life her parents pushed her into Instead of going
Into Acting Which Had Been acting which had been first love she got pushed into law Now she s working at a boring Stickman Odyssey, Book 2: The Wrath of Zozimos job and being pushed into an engagement with a suitable man The only bright side to her life right now is the new guy she s been noticing at the gym He s tall has long hair and muscles to make her drool When she gets a call from her old high school friend Matt asking for her legal help she s stunned to discover they are one and the same Okay I had some issues with Maggie She has been a total wuss for the last ten years Instead of standing up for what she wanted to do study acting she rolled over on her parents demands and became a lawyer Then she took theob her father found for her which she hates And the boyfriend she has was their choice too He s pushing for marriage and she s trying to figure out how to get out of it The one thing she stands firm on is her involvement in the local community theater Matt s reappearance in her life seems to give her enough confidence to finally go after what she wants I liked seeing her stand up for her decision to go work for Matt She wants I liked seeing her stand up for her decision to go work for Matt She also really attracted to him but flip flops a bit here too She sees his interest in her but keeps trying to convince herself that he only wants friendship Their mutual work in the community theater adds a bit to the heat as their roles as the leads have them spending a lot of time kissing It was great to see the relationship really take off as she and Matt got closer It looked like all was going to be great once they got married But here comes her waffling again as both the play director and her former best friend and Matt s former girlfriend both tell her she s been played for a fool Add in some pesky legal issues and suddenly she s convinced that Matt has been using her all this time She had her good moments I loved her reaction when she found out about his illness and what she said to him She s also really good with her brother Steve who is a fun secondary character I The Last of the Tribe just got really mad at her when she was being so mean to MattI liked Matt a lot He has come home to take care of his inheritance from his father He has three months to improve the factory he now owns or lose it all He knows he s going to need help and Maggie is his first choice He had been in love with her during high school but had never told her especially since at the time he was her best friend s boyfriend He still wants her but has no idea how she feels about him He senses that she wants him too but is frustrated by her determination toust be friends He seems to have a few insecurities relating back to his illness so he doesn t push when maybe he should I love that he was so determined in his pursuit of her I felt so bad for him when she went off on him at the end He was stunned by what she said and did and the hurt was intense I m glad he fought back from it but I have to say the method was kind of strange I loved what he decided to do with the business I enjoyed newer Brockmann books much better She s clearly matured as a writer since these novellas. Rriage not a walk down memory laneFor a while Maggie almost believed that their whirlwind wedding was the union of soul mates Almost Then she learned the secret Matthew was keeping. Ry very very odd Lot s of things happening It s the whole liar issue Why does she think he s a liar Why does she change her mind Why does Maggie s friend Angie who we re told is very happily married get ealous that Maggie is with Matt Lots of uestions Disappointing book An old fashioned pattern romance no plot no suspense I ve been on sort of a Brockmann a thon this week trying to catch up on all the non TDD and Troubleshooters books I have on the TBR mountain This friends to lovers story wasn t bad although the
heroine irked me BIG TIME when she to believe everyone but irked me BIG TIME when she to believe everyone but hero the guy she supposedly was in love with I ust hate when that happens This lawyer heroine was one of those insecure why would he love me types and the first chance she had to doubt the former bad boy hero s sincerity about his feelings for her she took it and ran with itThe plot was okay the hero was interesting enough he had a few secrets and rather sexy the dialogue was typical Brockmann and the love scenes were on the PG 13 side I don t have much to add except to say that if you re a fan of Brockmann you ll probably enjoy it It s not as good as any of her Troubleshooters or TDD books but it s certainly not her worst 3 12 stars I hate giving any book by such a personal favorite as Suzanne Brockmann a low rating but this was dull It depended on a tiresome staple of romance fiction the stupid misunderstanding or rather in this case on the heroine misjudging the hero I barely even finished the book and scarcely remember any details because I was so uninterested How can someone who wrote something as fun fresh as STAND IN GROOM or as intense as PRINCE JOE have produced something so bland and uninteresting The male character is likable enough But the female protagonist I feel like strangling her a few times Not as good as other SB s works that I ve read Opening Line Traffic on route 95 was a snarl againThis book had everything that I hate in my romances so I m at a loss to explain why I enjoyed it so much Maybe because this fluffy saccharine sweet romance was barely 200 pages long I ust didn t have a chance to get as frustrated as I usually would with this kind of formulaic plot line More the reason is I read this on my e reader during a power outage and it was easier to see with the built in reader light then with candlesAnyways as you can guess this isn t the greatest Brockmann going it is however enjoyable short and shamefully addictive with a friends to lovers theme interesting somewhat complex hero the usual bland Brockmann heroine that you want to slap on occasion subplots then necessary and except for the heroines little brother a ton of nasty secondary characters to hate The story here went in many different directions with things happening uickly due to page limitations I guess fake marriages real marriages annulments I love you I hate you you re a liar I can t live without you lets take a bath together what do you mean you dodon t have cancer how am I going to get my inheritancesave my fathers company no I didn t sleep with your sister yes I look great with a mullet lets break up in the last couple of chapters and you will think I m a liar and I won t do anything to change your misconceptions of me until you feel super guilty then because its Brockmann the hero will cry a few tears and voila HEA ville All of this has been tied together with a community theatre storyline and a really mean director Haha yes reallySpeaking of the director since when does community theatre reuire rand Highly disappointingThere were interesting premises with the hero coming back to his hometown after 10 years to take over the management of his father s Firm And Thus Try To and thus try to the workers from loosing their ob his past as the high school girl friend of Maggie s best friend and both their involvement in musicals and shows Alas it really failed to deliverThe first and foremost reason would be Maggie Supposedly she would be the heroine Except her best friend while apologizing to her called her a pushover because that was ust so true so inherent in her personality and actions or lack thereof Almost Le take a riskShockingly the man who'd compelled her to forsake predictability for passion was the full grown version of her childhood best friend Only this Matthew Stone wanted ma. ,
Opening Line Traffic on Route 95 was in a snarl againThis book had everything that I hate in my romances so I m at a loss to explain why I enjoyed it so much Maybe because this fluffy saccharine sweet story was barely 200 pages I didn t have time to get as frustrated as I usually would with this kind of formulaic plotline More the reason is that I read this on my e reader during a power outage and it was easier to see with the built in reader light then with candles Anyways as you can guess this
Isn T The Greatestt the greatest going it is however enjoyable short and shamefully addictive with a friends to lovers theme interesting somewhat complex hero the usual bland Brockmann heroine that you want to slap on occasion but love to hate subplots then necessary and except for the heroines little brother a ton of nasty secondary characters The story here went in many different directions with things happening uickly due to page limitations I guess fake marriages real marriages annulments I love you I hate you you re a liar I can t live without you lets take a bath together what do you mean you dodon t have cancer how am I going to get my inheritancesave my fathers company no I didn t sleep with your sister yes I look great with a mullet lets break up in the last couple of chapters and you will think I m a liar and I won t do anything to change your misconceptions of me until you feel super guilty then because its Brockmann the hero will cry a few tears and voila HEA ville All of this has been tied together with a community theatre storyline and a really mean director Ha ha yes reallySpeaking of the director since when does community theatre reuire random drug testing for its actors Anyways that has nothing to do with anything it ust annoyed me he also makes our hero ungle man cut his sexy long hair and that s when I decided I really hated him and I would never do a musical LOL This is a very odd book I m becoming and convinced that I should ust stick to Brockmann s Navy Seals Here s the idea Maggie Stanton still lives at home with her parents She is 29 years old Her sister Val is married to Mitch and Mitch s college roommate Brock has ust proposed to Maggie She s going to say no but is too chicken to tell him It s been two weeks since he asked Maggie always wanted to be an actor but became a lawyer She s going to audition for the local community theater Okay Enter Matt Matt and Maggie starred in their high school production of West Side Story where Matt who used to drink and smoke fell in love with Maggie while he dated Angie Maggie s best friend Angie found out about his love for Maggie and broke up with him Maggie never knew of his feelings and sided with Angie He has returned because his father has died and he needs to run his father s business for with Angie He has returned because his father has died and he needs to run his father s business for months and make it a success or he won t inherit millions of dollars and 250 people will lose their ob He hires Maggie remember she s a lawyer to help him legally Matt has also become hot and wears his hair long and is broad shouldered He s been in California trying to be an actor The two have sparkssort of It also turns out that Matt had cancer Hodgkins Disease and won t cut his hair because he had once lost his hair They both audition despite the stress of the business which they always talk about but never do anything about for this community show where the director is a guy named Dan who Matt worked with in Cali who doesn t like Matt Now here s where it starts to get odd Maggie catches Val kissing Brock who always wanted Val and not maggie Maggie gets upset gets drunk moves in with Matt they pretend to be married so her parents won t get angry about her living with him she s 29 They actually get married Matt goes back to Cali to see his Oncologist and see if his cancer has returned it has not lots of happiness Then all of a sudden Maggie decides Matt must be a liar She finds a document that says the other way he could inherit was to marry kind of convenient and that he must never have had cancer They fight She calls him a liar leaves and then after a production of their show changes her mind with no explanation It s ust ve. Safe steadyand unsatisfying that pretty much summed up Maggie Stanton's life Until a stranger stirred her imagination until she blushed a stranger who made Maggie do the unimaginab. .