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Review of Katy Lee’s WARNING SIGNS

After the lovely Indian Summer day we had yesterday, this morning’s chill here in the Berkshires and the skeletal trees are a reminder that summer is long gone and winter is just around the corner. Time to stock up, settle in, and spend some time with a few good books.

My fellow Scribes pals, Susannah Hardy and J. Monkeys have been talking a lot about what they’ve been reading lately. Since I always appreciate book recommendations, I thought I would share one of my own. I recently finished WARNING SIGNS by our very own Katy Lee. Yes, I do try to read books written by my friends, but I only write reviews for books I truly enjoy.

Review of WARNING SIGNS by Katy Lee

Warning Signs CoverLee’s main character, Miriam, is first and foremost a formidable heroine. A deaf Principal in a hearing school, Miriam has her work cut out for her. But when it seems that the town has it in for her, she doubts the wisdom of returning to the little town of Stepping Stones where she visited her grandmother as a child. The town is hiding a secret and Miriam may be the key to unlocking it. Enter Owen, a handsome DEA agent sent to infiltrate a drug smuggling operation on the island, and Miriam is forced not only to prove her innocence, but to protect her heart as well. This fast paced romantic suspense had heartwarming moments, action-packed adventure, and a mystery that kept me guessing right through to the end. Great job, Ms. Lee!

If you’re looking for a suspenseful, sweet romance, with a strong heroine and a wounded but worthy hero, this book is for you! 

What about you? Do you have a good book recommendation? I’m currently reading Kristan Higgins’ recent release, THE PERFECT MATCH. If it’s like her other books, I’m sure I’ll be laughing, crying, and wishing it wouldn’t end.

Damn That Kristan Higgins! by J Monkeys

Hiddey Ho Scribblers.  J Monkeys here.  It’s a poorly kept secret that we writers like to read.  I mean honestly, one of my top three things to do in this entire world is to read a good book.  Whenever I’m stressed or overwhelmed, all I really want to do is to bury myself in a good story and escape.  My overwhelmed-ness is pretty high right now.  My To Do list is WAY longer than will possibly be able to be done in the foreseeable future.  I finally had a few hours today to make some progress.  How did I spend my time?  You guessed it – reading.

I got a copy of a new-ish Kristan Higgins book this summer and it’s been languishing on my To-Be-Read shelf for a few months.  While I like Kristan very much personally, I don’t generally love contemporary romance and I hadn’t gotten to it yet.  Then this happened.

giggly-boo reading higginsMy son, Giggly-Boo, got a hold of the book.  He’s two months into kindergarten.  His reading ability is limited to ten words at this point.  But he seemed to be enjoying The Best Man. The book was handy (after I brought it in from the car) and I stuck it on my nightstand.  I started it last night – got 15 pages in and fell asleep.  That happens most nights, no matter what I’m reading ~ it’s certainly no reflection on Ms. Higgins!  I woke up early this am and since it was cold in my house, I didn’t want to get out of bed.  So I used that excuse to read.

Here it is, 1:30 in the afternoon, I’m unshowered, the kids will be home in a few minutes, I have accomplished absolutely NOTHING today.  Except finish this wonderful book!  So again, I say, Damn You Kristan Higgins!  Now I can’t wait to read the other Blue Heron novels, at least one of which is currently available. 

the best manThis was a WONDERFUL romance.  If you like to watch realistic, relate-able characters fall in love, fighting it all the way, then The Best Man is totally for you.  It was laugh-out-loud funny at times while other bits put tears in my eyes.  I’m seriously hoping that my buddy Kristan turns her talents to Jeremy.  I’m pretty sure his is a man/man romance that I’d love to read.  

So, now I’m sucked in to a contemporary romance series set in the vineyards of upstate NY.  There are a ton of characters who will need their own story some day.  That’s two contemporary romance authors on my must read list.  Madame Higgins and that wonderful Sugar/Ginger Jamison.  Thanks ladies.

While I didn’t get anything crossed off my to do list today, I did get a much-needed break.  Now, back to the grindstone.