Robin Alexander is one of my go-to writers. She writes these amazing fun loving books that pull at your heart, bring a tear to your eye and make you laugh as you turn the pages of her story. She is one of the few writers where you don’t even have to tell me what the book is about, I’m going to buy it immediately. Fearless her newest addition is no exception, this book has it all (humor, romance, adventure) and it was a fantastic read.
Falon Whyte is on a cruise ship vacation trying to relax and have an amazing time. The problem is she just broke-up with her girlfriend on said trip. Not exactly what she had planned but the constant fighting had to stop.
Haley Hollis is on her first vacation since undergrad. Holly is a workaholic who takes no time for the fun in life. The problem is her bunkmate continues to hook-up in their shared cabin and Haley has spent most of her vacation sleeping on a poolside lounger.
Neither Falon or Haley imagined their vacation to start so epically bad, and that’s not going to be the end of it either. I’ll let you read about their mishaps and experience that for yourself. What I will tell you it’s a glorious adventure full of romance and fun. Two fantastic characters who explore their past and presents to create the future that they desire. I loved this one!
4.25 out of 5 stars
- Publisher: Intaglio Publications
Robin Alexander’s books are a favorite of mine. I love her humor and style of writing, I love that there are always zany characters that a full of life and mischievousness. So when I see a new one of her books is out, I automatically snatch it up.
Taryn Louden doesn’t know what life has in store for her but she knows that she needs a change from how it was going. When her elderly aunt calls her up, shortly after being laid off, to take over as the project manager of her historical home’s massive remodel, she jumps at the chance. Anything is better than taking another job like her last one, sure it paid the bills but every day she died a bit more on the inside. Little did she know how badly the house had been rundown. We are talking seriously decrepit, think horror story style house! Plus, her aunt is acting weird and spends much of her time talking to ghosts from the past.
Vicky Andre is the head of the Louden construction project. She is hated by Taryn’s aunt and the feeling is pretty mutual. She takes the project because restoring old homes is her passion. Vicky used to run through women like water but has recently come to want more in life. Her sister is constantly trying to get her to settle down, she’s just looking for someone that can hold her attention.
This book is good but is not one of Alexander’s best. While chuckle-worthy in a few places it didn’t have the hilarity of some of her others. I don’t always need super funny, though. What I do need is for the two mains to give me the feels or capture my heart just a little. This is where I thought this book faltered, compared to let’s say Next Time or Pitifully Ugly. Those two of Alexander’s you feel the passion and the love coursing through the two protagonists. Vicky and Taryn’s love story just didn’t move me much. This book is good, its just when you compare it to the author’s past books it comes up a bit short.
3 out of 5 stars
- Publisher: Intaglio Publications
The Last of the Loudens
by Robin Alexander
Laugh out loud, over and over again. Robin Alexander’s Rusty Logic is filed with zany characters, which are anything but normal and chock-full of hilariousness. Robin Alexander is hands down one of my absolute favorite writers, she always writes a great story, and Rusty Logic is no exception.
Rusty Martinez is a thirty-eight year old CEO of a super successful company that delivers grocery’s to its patrons. She started this company with her high-school friend, and has shed blood, sweat and tears to make their company prosperous. Her hard work has cost her though, she has no life outside the business and Rusty recently suffered a stress induced heart attack. This workaholic, control freak is forced by her business partner/best friend, to take a sabbatical to Ancelet Bay, a sleepy town two hours from her company’s home base in Baton Rouge.
Kirsten Flyte is the police chief of the Ancelet Bay. She is a kind, thoughtful woman who is used to dealing with the peculiar folks that reside in her hometown. Kirsten has followed in her father’s footsteps in becoming the chief of police, the first woman to do so, and she is an absolute thorn in the town’s shady mayor’s side. She also has a peeping tom to catch that is causing a ruckus all over the town. If she wasn’t already busy enough, she now has Rusty to deal with.
The cast of characters in this book is what makes it a really good read. Stella, Rusty’s new next door neighbor is absolutely gut-busting funny. She easily is the best character of this book. She delivers one liners that literally made me laugh like a hyena. Rusty and Kirsten’s romance is a slow one, but not in a bad way, it was nice. Did it make me swoon, well no, but Rusty Logic is really good but it does swing to more of a comedy than overall romance. Was it worth the price and my time? Absofreakinglutely!
4 out of 5 stars
by Robin Alexander Publisher: Intaglio Publications