Thursday, November 24, 2011
Pink Heart Picks: Tempted By Trouble
A long while back Kate Hardy wrote a blog post referencing Mr. Whippy. I had no idea what a Mr. Whippy was, but then, with some education I soon was dreaming about creamy ice cream by the sea. When Liz told me she was writing a book with an ice cream van, I thought how typically Liz. Liz does such a brilliant job of adding a touch of whimsy to her books, and a heroine in charge of an ice cream van named Rosie sounded just perfect.
Sean is sexy and far more stable and dependable than he perhaps thinks he is. He's also capable of more (emotionally) than he believes himself to be. Elle is perenially optimistic, but she's also tired...tired of holding the family together for the past several years. At some point she was bound to break and there's a scene with her sisters that I loved. For once Elle valued herself and what she'd given - and given up - for her family and all she wants is a little help.
There are some lovely scenes with Sean (he's really quite swoonworthy) but I have to admit my favourite scene is with Sean and Elle's sisters, Sorrel and Geli and the dog Mabel. It's a turning point for Sean, and it's the kind of scene that really, in a very short space, says so very much about the characters.
I really hope Liz writes both Sorrel's story AND Geli's - they're fab characters all on their own, each very individual and deserving of a HEA.
Whimsical and romantic - yep, that just about sums it up. And I loved the ending - Rosie at a wedding and the story of the chocolate flake, and then Sean's "birthday" at the very end...
I just feel bad that we didn't get to see the chocolate sauce..... ;-)
December's read is the very last Pink Heart Picks read for me, and I've gone to the towering TBR and pulled out....HOTLY BEDDED, CONVENIENTLY WEDDED by Kate Hardy. It sounds like just the ticket for a cold December night!
Come back on December 29 for the review. :-)