Sep 27, 2009

Review | Code Name: Princess by Christina Sky and Simply Scandalous by Carly Phillips

Code Name: Princess by Christina Skye
Jess Mulcahey's life gets complicated in a hurray when she finds herself babysitting a top-secret koala bear. As Jess's world gets tossed into the whirlwind of Navy SEALS and ransom deadlines, her best hope may be to hang on for the ride. With CODE NAME: PRINCESS, Christina Skye features her signature blend of seduction and adventure that readers have come to love.
Thoughts: I was not looking forward to this book because of my dislike for Code Name: Nanny, but this one turned out to be slightly better.
I'm not too sure if it's the authors writing style, or because its full of unrealistic scenes(in a non-fantasy way that I love) that take place that made me not even want to finish this book. But I did. It was decent, a few hot moments pulled it together for me that were well enough for me to want to finish it, but I'm not really to inclined to read the other one of the series that sits on my shelf (Code Name: Baby.)

Simply Scandalous by Carly Phillips
Wealthy Assistant D.A. Logan Montgomery needs to ruin his reputation -- fast! That's the only way he'll be able to convince his father that he's not cut out to follow the family tradition of going into politics. His plan? To indulge in a very public fling with a woman whose family is a scandal in itself. It should have been the perfect solution . . . . Only, the more time Logan spends with Catherine Luck, the more he realizes he'd give up his reputation -- and everything else -- for just one night in her bed . . .

Thoughts: Hmmm. Well, I've read her previous novel, Simply Sinful and I didn't like it much, but I decided to give this one a shot. The plot was similar, the love scenes were similar, and the plot was too unrealistic for my taste. I don't like her writing much, the story seems too forced and I don't want to read the last one to this trilogy.

So I picked two novels, from two different authors, that I knew I didn't like. But I was willing to give their books a second chance. Not my kind-of-romance though, and I'm not even sure if I can place my finger on what it is that's so different about these than other books like Welcome to Temptation by Jennifer Crusie or Never Too Much by Lori Foster, which I just love to pieces.

1 comment

  1. For me, I like realism even in paranormal. I can't get into the book if that isn't the case.