Crazy For Love

Crazy for LoveChloe Turner has had her world turned upside down when her fiancee is thought to be dead. Really he jumped out of a plane running from her. Chloe wants the paparazzi to leave her alone. She will find her troubles lifting away especially when she meets Max but all good things come to an end.

Max Sullivan had come to the island with his brother. He wasn’t looking for love but there walks Chloe who looks to be perfect girl next door but he will find that she is not the perfect girl next door.

Crazy For Love is a stand alone novel by Victoria Dahl. With everything I have read from Dahl I have liked. Her stories are steamy, humorous and heartwarming. The story has all of it but I will have to say this would not be my top favorite of hers. I think what hinder me from loving it was the fact I couldn’t decide if I liked all the characters. Like Max who wouldn’t even listen when the time came. When Chloe needed him at that moment or Jenn since she was hiding something big from her friend as the guilt drove her to tears. I didn’t know if she was the other woman, I hoped she wasn’t. You learn the secret eventually and is forgiven but not at first. I did like Chloe even though her situation was a little out there with the paparazzi following her every move but it could happen.

I will say Dahl keeps you on your toes with what was happening with Jenn and the secret she was holding. The plot is a little crazy which fit the title of the book but as I said it was a good book to read from Victoria Dahl.

Reservations for Two

Reservations for TwoTilly Milek was in high hopes of a successful restaurant but it all came crashing down to one disastrous night when a food critic was at the restaurant and gave a horrible review. Tilly had to save her restaurant but she will be distracted by a stranger who started to barge into her life. Tilly started to have feelings for him but she froze when she found out he was the food critic.

Dan Meier was a freelance writer and was doing his friend a favor with writing a column on restaurant reviews. He took his mother to a polish restaurant and the night was disastrous and he gave the review under stress. He knew he didn’t make a mistake but when he meets the owner/chef he finds that he is attracted to her. He knew that if she found out things would be over before they even started, but he knew that things would come out sooner than later.

Reservations for Two by Jennifer Lohmann was one that was a fun short novel to read. The plot is set in Chicago and around the time of the Taste of Chicago.  I liked that simple fact as I am an Illinois residence.

Now to the characters I thought Lohmann did a nice job at making them realistic. I had thought at first Dan’s over analysis of his guilt playing over and over was a little over done but its realistic. Tilly was one person who I loved in the book. She was determined and optimistic but when it all finally got to her she felt defeated and then hopeful again. She was a ball of emotions but once again realistic.

The villain here was the sabotage that was happening within the restaurant. I didn’t have a clue who was the person or why they were doing this. Lohmann will give the identity of the person almost at the very end and the explanation.

Reservation for Two was a fun book to read and I am looking forward to reading about Tilly’s sister when the next book comes out.