Welcome to Coffee Pot Reviews! These are short and sweet reviews done in the length of time it takes my coffee pot to brew! I have a yummy adult book and a YA novella to share with you. *Adult books contain mature content and are not intended for readers under 18 years of age.* I’ve got iced mocha coffee so grab a cup and enjoy!
Drew Evans is a winner. Handsome and arrogant, he makes multimillion dollar business deals and seduces New York’s most beautiful women with just a smile. He has loyal friends and an indulgent family. So why has he been shuttered in his apartment for seven days, miserable and depressed? He’ll tell you he has the flu. But we all know that’s not really true. Katherine Brooks is brilliant, beautiful and ambitious. She refuses to let anything – or anyone – derail her path to success. When Kate is hired as the new associate at Drew’s father’s investment banking firm, every aspect of the dashing playboy’s life is thrown into a tailspin. The professional competition she brings is unnerving, his attraction to her is distracting, his failure to entice her into his bed is exasperating. Then, just when Drew is on the cusp of having everything he wants, his overblown confidence threatens to ruin it all. Will he be able untangle his feelings of lust and tenderness, frustration and fulfillment? Will he rise to the most important challenge of his life? Can Drew Evans win at love? Tangled is not your mother’s romance novel. It is an outrageous, passionate, witty narrative about a man who knows a lot about women…just not as much as he thinks he knows. As he tells his story, Drew learns the one thing he never wanted in life, is the only thing he can’t live without.
Can I go fangirl for a minute? Squee!! Whew, that felt good. Tangled was recommended to me by several bloggers and I am so glad I picked this up. Emma Chase delivered a deliciously funny, outrageous and smexy tale. I laughed and giggled aloud and even read bits to my husband. Drew Evans is a spoiled, entitled, smooth-talking, swoon-worthy rich boy who gets a beat down. The tale is told in first person from his POV and Chase did an excellent job of giving him voice. When he spoke to me it felt real and warm and even when I couldn’t believe what came out of his mouth I adored him. He may need a lesson in love, but he isn’t a bad guy either. Katherine Brooks is bright, and I loved the interaction between the two of them. Their banter was hilarious and I loved the whole angry to kissing moments. If you are looking for something fresh, funny and new I totally recommend this one!
The Dark Discovery of Jack Dandy
by Kady Cross
Series: Steampunk Chronicles # 2.5
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Publication date: July 1, 2013
Before he makes his appearance in The Girl with the Iron Touch, Jack Dandy had an adventure of his very own. Learn how his actions set the plot in motion in The Dark Discovery of Jack Dandy, a short teaser story from author Kady Cross’s Steampunk Chronicles. Jack Dandy didn’t become prince of the London underworld at barely twenty-one by being softhearted, even if a certain girl in a steel corset has wormed her way into his affections of late. He knows how to manipulate, charm and rob people blind. And if his criminal activities embarrass his aristocratic father, so much the better. So when a friend of Jack’s father hires him for an underhanded job, Jack is happy to oblige—for an outrageous fee, of course. Delivering a mysterious crate seems like an easy task—until Jack realizes just what is inside..
I am awfully curious as to why they released The Dark Discovery of Jack Dandy in July of 2013 after the May release of The Girl with the Iron Touch since this is a prequel to that story. It tells of events that transpired with Jack concerning a business deal and this lead directly to his interactions with Finley and Griffin in book three. While I appreciated the insight into Jack and all of his smexy-ness I kind of felt let down. We did learn a little about his past, what drives him and get a closer look into his home. I could listen to his accent all day and enjoyed the trip inside his head, but any climatic feelings or excitement about what happens next was completely washed out since I’ve already read book three. While I still recommend this to fans of “Jack” it really isn’t necessary and is very short, and I mean snippet short. I love this series, but compared to The Strange Case of Finley Jayne novella this was a disappointment.
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