woensdag 3 november 2010

Christina Crooks - L.A. Caveman

This book was given to me by the author for an honest review:

Stanna Whitland is writer and works for magazine Men’s Weekly, she has a column for men but from a woman’s point of view. But her job is on the line when the magazine is sold and the new owner Jake Tremere is firing people. But Stanna will fight back to keep her job and do what she loves the most, and that is writing.

Jake Tremere always had a dream to own a magazine and when it’s finally there, he will do anything to make this work, even if that means macho things up. The best way to do that is fire the current editor and also the feminine Stanna and her column. But Jake is stunned when he discovers that he cannot fire Stanna, it appears she has a three-year contract and only one year has gone by.

L.A. Caveman by Christina Crooks is the first novel I’ve read by her and I have to say I like her writing style. She had me captivated from the beginning and held it through the whole book.

Stanna is a strong young woman who knows what she wants in life. So when the new magazine owner Jake tries to fire her when she still has two more years to fulfil on her contract, she will fight him with everything she got.

Jake wants to make this magazine for the macho man and he cannot use Stanna’s column and her feminine style, so he wants to fire her. When he discovers he cannot fire her, he has to find another way to keep her column in line, so he come up with a new column for her to write and if she refuses, she can leave.

But neither of them could have imagined feeling attractive to each other.

Stanna and Jake are two opposites of each other, he is totally macho and has even some caveman traits, and she is super feminine. You would have guessed that it wouldn’t work between those two, but nothing is what it seems. They both learn things from the other and see stuff through the others eyes. It’s all about balancing the good and the bad.

I have to admit that I wanted to smack Jake a couple of times…OMG he was a total caveman, how on Earth could he think like that, but I also have to admit it’s hard to not love him, he has something special that makes a woman’s heart beat harder. He’s learning things along the way and when he realises that he could loose the woman he loves, he will do anything to straight things up.

Christine Crooks has written a wonderful novel of two strong characters, which have to learn to trust the other in order to embrace the love for each other.


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