Tuesday, February 10, 2009

The Last Chance Cafe

Title: The Last Chance Cafe

Author: Linda Lael Miller

Date Finished: February 10, 2009

Personal Book Count: 12 out of 100

Rating: 3 out of 5

Genre/ Subject: Romance

First Line: Joel Royer laid a hand on Hallie’s forearm and cleared his throat in an effort to get her attention, but she couldn’t look away from the body, the remnant, the wax figure that had once been her stepfather.

Summery: Hallie discovers a box of papers and photos after her stepfathers death. It is evidence of a drug ring. It implicates many law enforcement people her stepfather used to work with, including her ex-husband, who works in the D.A.’s office. She takes her twin daughters and the evidence and leaves town, but her truck breaks down outside a cafĂ©, where she finds a job and a place to stay, always mindful of her husband on her tail.

Why did I pick this book? : The author was recommended by a friend, and I thought this one looked interesting.

Review: It was an enjoyable read, but not anything unexpected or new. I know I have never read this book before, but the whole way through it felt very familiar. Right down to the characters doing what was expected of them. I guess that is what makes romances comfort reads though, right? I did find myself laughing when the twins were around, or when Evie came in the picture. And there were a couple moments when I could predict what was going to happen, so it wasn’t really suspenseful, but it was written well and the tension was there all the same. Made a good light Valentines read, and I’m happy I was able to get it in. =D

Agree? Disagree? Recommendations? Any insights, suggestions, or comments on the book or format, or blog at all are most welcome. If you have read this and/ or review it yourself, please let me know. Can you think of any books like this? Give me a recommendation! =D

1 comment:

naida said...

I havent read this one, btu I know what you mean. Some romances are predictable, and sometimes I dont mind it.
great review :)