Wednesday, January 13, 2010
Fools Rush In
Title: Fools Rush In
Author: Janice Thompson
From the back cover:
Ever wonder how Italian sounds with a southern drawl?
Bella Rossi's life is just starting to get interesting. When her Italian-turned Texan parents hand over the family wedding planning business, Bella quickly books a Boot-Scootin' wedding that would make any Texan proud. There's only one catch- she doesn't know a thing about country music. Where will she find a deejay on such short notice who knows his Alan Jackson and George Strait? And will Bella ever get to plan her own wedding?
Fun, fresh and full of surprises, this flavorful combination of Italian and Tex-Mex highlights the hilarity that ensues when cultures clash.
I cannot believe how many outstanding books I have been reading in 2010. This is one of the very best so far. This author knows how to mix it up just right to come up with a story that leaves you pulling for the characters, laughing at just the right moments, biting your lip when things don't seem to be going right and then sighing with relief at all the happy moments. That doesn't even go into how often I was hungry with all the mouthwatering food mentioned. I swear I could almost scratch and sniff the pages.
The characters... all these adjectives come to mind. They were quirky, fun, amazing and original. Who would think to have the hero show up for the first time dirty and with sawdust in his hair? I won't even spoil the trio for you. That I'll save for when you read the book ~ which you really should. Both Bella's family and D.J.'s are real in the way they interact with each other and others.
This is a touching romance that also has multiple surprises in store. This is one I'll read again and I look forward to the rest of the books in the series. I hope she writes a lot faster than I do.
Posted by Margaret Metz at 3:45 AM