Thursday, January 3, 2008

First book of the New Year

"You can't go wrong with a Carly Phillips book." At least that was what the sales clerk said at the bookstore, and I took her word for it.

Here's the blurb:

On the outside, Molly Gifford has it all — a hot legal career and Daniel Hunter, her equally hot boyfriend. But what she really wants is a family. So when she discovers her real father, she doesn't hesitate to pack her bags. Even though it means leaving her old life behind.

A year later Daniel Hunter's still trying to get on with his life. Then Molly shows up at his door, begging for help. Her newfound father is under arrest for murder, and she's convinced Hunter is the only attorney with the skill and reputation to get him off.

Hunter can't resist helping an innocent man. But this time he'll be the one walking away — even if it breaks both their hearts to do it...

I do agree with the sales clerk, Carly Phillips did hit the spot, but I found although the story was good, it was a little too sweet for my taste. I enjoyed the characters, and their extended "family", but I wanted a little more grit, I wanted the characters to be a little more dimensional.

Come on now, they were dealing with a serious problem, but it seemed that they had everything figured out very quickly and don't get me started on on how quick Molly and Hunter got together, considering on they were acting in the previous book, Cross My Heart.

I may be exaggerating a bit (okay maybe a lot), but I was expecting something more, especially when I know and enjoy the author's previous work. Is it so bad to expect something more?!

Sealed with a Kiss by Carly Phillips (2.5/5) Contemporary Romance; Published: 10/07; Series: #2, Ty and Hunter Stories;

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