Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Fools Rush In

Title: Fools Rush In
Author: Janice Thompson
ISBN: 978-0-8007-3342-1

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.

My take:

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.


  1. Great review! I tried to win this one on a goodreads contest :)

  2. Okay, that does it, I am getting this book soon! Great review! :)

  3. I REALLY need to get this book back off of my cousin! I gave it to her to read BEFORE I read it LOL! I need to read this now! I've read so many wonderful reviews for it including yours!

    xoxo~ Renee

  4. I am going to be adding this to my TBR list. Thanks for the great review.

  5. I don't think my review did this book justice at all. The problem is trying to explain how good it is without giving up any of the plot twists. I have to tell you... if anyone comes back... Any author who can come up with bird that swears and quotes lines from The Godfather ~ and then has the characters come up with ways to clean up the bird's potty mouth... that is genius (and funny).

    It was so good. :o)

  6. OOOOOOOH I am so very glad to hear this... the book is on my TBR pile and the second has been ordered for me!!!

  7. Y'all seriously HAVE to read this book! It's awesome! :D

    I know what you mean, was hard for me to get across that I absolutely LOVED it w/o giving anything away! I'm so ready to read Swinging on a Star!

    Great review, btw. :)

  8. Trying to share without giving away the surprises is hard. Some books are easier to review than others (not that they are better or worse books). Maybe because they have less surprises? Or because the surprises happen later in the story... I don't know.

    This is an awesome book ~ so funny, romantic, sweet...