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Review for Catch a Shooting Star!

Yay! My first review for Catch a Shooting Star, from Romancing the Book!

“Olivia Ventura did a beautiful job and can’t wait for more of her talent.”

Meli has given me a Lovely Rose – I’ve included their rating system so you can see how awesome that is! You can read the full review here.


Read and Rave – Backstage Pass by Olivia Cunning

Wowie! I looooved this book, to the point that I’ve read it seven or eight times in the past two months.

Sadly, it was one of those books that people kept recommending, and I was strangely hesitant to read. I finally gave in – and boy, was it worth it! It’s the first in her Sinners on Tour series, following the members of HOT rock band Sinners.

A quick blurb – from Olivia’s site:

Human Sexuality Professor, Myrna Evans, wants nothing but a weekend of hot, no-strings-attached sex with Sinners’ sensual lead guitarist, but Brian Sinclair is looking for something more permanent than a one-night stand.  Unable to compose music for months, when Brian makes love to uninhibited Myrna, he hears exquisite guitar riffs and finger-burning solos.  In Myrna, he’s found his muse.

Majorly sexy Brian is a “romantic retard”, and I’ve always been attracted to sensitive men – with an edge. Myrna’s been burned before. One of my favorite line(s) in the book is Brian’s repeated variation on “wanna go to Vegas and get married?”

And let’s not forget the insane amount of hot, steamy sex! I definitely recommend this one – it’s a one-night read.

On another note, Inter-Office Relations by Louisa Masters is released on Friday! Check out the excerpt and blurb at Louisa’s site,

5 Book Review!

Long and Short Romance Reviews have rated Miss Fix-It 5 books! I’ve pasted in the whole review…take special note of the part where I’m compared to Janet Evanovich!

And don’t forget to head over to and vote for Miss Fix-It to become Book of the Week!

The author caught my attention immediately because her main character is blonde, gets her fingernails done, wears customized coveralls and carries a pink hammer. And, even though it’s untraditional role for a female, she likes being a handy “person”!

This is a fast paced story filled with outrageous characters. Her lead characters are strong and opinionated people and they take turns throwing zingers at each other. His mother is rude and unkind. Her family is huge. And someone is stalking Veronica…

I found it easy to relate to this story because the main characters relationship reminded me of my own with my husband. We like to tease each other that way, too. And I had a mother-in-law that never liked me either, so it was refreshing to see someone worse. Ms. Ventura’s writing made me care about these characters and feel like I was involved in their lives.

The author doesn’t hesitate to make her character’s confrontations realistic. Their emotions are honest and the plot is interesting. Ms. Ventura shows a good insight into female mystique and bitchiness. Her fresh, rollicking style of writing reminds me of Janet Evanovich’s. Veronica doesn’t have a gun, but her boyfriend does.

The story is so entertaining and exciting you don’t want to set it down. With suspects everywhere, Cole’s mother telling Veronica she can’t marry Cole, he’s already got a fiancé, and more, you find yourself caught up in the story and anxious to see how things are resolved.

The romance adds an extra dimension to the mystery of who might be stalking Veronica and why. To me, it made the book even more enjoyable with the mix of emotional issues and the danger of the stalker.

I’d like to see more books from this author. I like her smooth style of writing and enjoy reading stories that are fun as well as entertaining.

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