Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Lois Lane Tells All

She thinks she’s Lois Lane. . .

Susan Collins wants to be a hard-hitting reporter, but there’s never been much call for her talents in sleepy Glory, North Carolina. But when the Murder Mystery Club—a trio of bored but enterprising octogenarians—decide to open their own CSI lab at the assisted living center, and strange ‘accidents’ begin to happen around town, Susan senses she might have discovered the news story of her dreams.

He doesn’t want to be her Superman. . .

Mark Tremayne has agreed to come back to Glory and to take over as CFO of The Glory Examiner. His job is to keep the newspaper profitable, which means covering the annual Baptist Bake-Off and selling ads for the county fair, not allowing his main and too-sexy-for-her(and his)-own-good reporter to hare off after a wild story that seems to have brought out the worst in one of Glory’s many colorful residents.

But together . . . they’re Kryptonite.

Mark’s and Susan’s viewpoints on how to run a paper are from different planets, but their mutual attraction is in total alignment. Despite their arguments, the indomitable redhead and the hot accountant are a sexual explosion waiting to happen.

And when it does, Glory had better watch out!

I wasn't too sure about this book. I love Karen Hawkins, her historicals to be more specific. Her first contemporary book didn't do it for me, so picking this one up was more of a curious act on my part. Would this book be any better than the first one or would it be more like her historicals that I enjoy so much?

It definitely wasn't like her historical romance, but it does have that sexual tension and the humor that I expect from Karen Hawkins. But...it just didn't do it for me. The characters are likable enough, but at times I found both Mark and Susan to be more on the bleh side...yep, I found them boring. I did enjoy reading the antics of the senior citizens.

Will I read more of the author's contemporary novels? Probably. Only if I can find them at the library. I wouldn't be spending money on them.

Lois Lane Tells All by Karen Hawkins (2.5/5) Contemporary Romance; Published: Pocket Star (3/10); Books 2010 (55)

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