Saturday, March 22, 2008

2008 Book 22: Truly, Madly Manhattan

Book #:22
Book Title:Truly, Madly Manhattan
Author:Nora Roberts
Pub. Date:2007
Started:March 19, 2008
Finished:March 21, 2008
Time to Read:3 Days
Back Cover / Inside Flap:"Local Hero

Comic-book writer Mitch Dempsey creates heroes, but he's never seen himself as one - that is, until Hester Wallace moves into the apartment upstairs. When Hester's son, Radley, finds out his new neighbor is the brains behind his favorite superhero...well, Mitch might as well be Commander Zark. He can do no wrong as far as Radley is concerned, but Hester isn't as easy to win over. Still, there's something about the shy, single mom that intrigues Mitch...and makes him long to love, honor and protect her forever.

Dual Image

Playing Booth DeWitt's cruel ex-wife in his semiautobiographical film is a dream come true for actor Ariel Kirkwood. Not only is it a giant boon for her career, but she also gets to work with Booth - and since she's gotten to know him, Ariel can't get the aloof, sexy screenwriter out of her mind. She wants to be his leading lady for life, but Booth seems more distant with each passing day. Now Ariel must convince Booth to see her for the woman she truly is, not the one she was hired to portray."

Review:This is my first attempt at reading Nora Roberts. Just not my style, I think. The illogic of romance just eludes my mind. I simply don't believe that someone can meet and fall in love with another person as quickly as most romance novels portray. And this whole bit of people falling into bed with other people they've barely gotten to know and aren't sure if they love yet? Ugh. I guess I'm just not a romantic.

Story-line wise, kind of interesting. Not enough depth in the short settings of a novella. Too much story for too little space. And unlike the front of this book, I would certainly not call these two novellas "classic novels".

But if you're unlike me and DO like romance, I suspect you'd like this book. Give it a whirl.

If you have read or are planning to read this book, please make sure to stop back by and leave me a comment to let me know your own thoughts!

From my library to yours,


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