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Sunday, February 19, 2012

"Devil Makes Three" series- by Julie Mangan (author) and Arthur Nelson (Illustrator)

Hola my Worshippers!!!!

What have you done today?? Drive your Brats around? Go grocery shopping? Make nice with fellow sports parents?

Well, not ME!! I stayed in jammies all day and read a book...I have read 3 books this weekend..as there is NO soccer, one kid is down with cold...and there ya go. Guilt? Nope.....Jealous? I am sure you are...

Now on to the book review...........

Can a woman date a man with Multiple Personality Disorder and still call herself a one-man woman?
This question plagues Gretchen Tanner as she finds her life inundated with a tasty man who all at once is an assassin, aiding and abetting her in vengeful homicide; an FBI officer, trying to nail her for the crime; and a criminology professor, trying to teach her the basics of the topic.

To make matters worse, one of the personalities has discovered her darkest secret (other than homicide). He knows she’s robbing graves in the family cemetery, and he’ll stop at nothing to get what he wants in exchange for his silence.

Gretchen’s once independent life has been shattered by the arrival of her unorthodox suitor. And the most pressing problem? She’s not sure she can say no to any of them.  (Amazon summary)

So I picked up the first book ,"Devil Makes Three" last Friday...yep..2 days ago. (FYI- book is free on Amazon- not sure how much longer)..BACK TO ME..

 Now- all who know me,  I am kind of a big deal, know I am a cover SNOB. Cover rated a B...cute but looked like it would be a silly romance...I don't care for silly romances...so I assumed I would read a couple of chapters and delete..

Hooked from chapter one...The main character is a 23 yr old who is going to school, working at her folks funeral home and trying to figure out what she is going to do for the rest of her life.

She had a twin sister who was killed when she was 8- so there are all kinds of family dysfunction.
Gretchen feels she must stay and help her folks with the business even thought she resents it on a daily basis.
On the other hand, she helps herself to the deceased possessions to fund her schooling...seriously, digging them up and taking their jewels. Where their going they don't need them right???

She meets Corbin in a very unusual way...then she meet Collin , her Professor....then Cohen the FBI agent. Oddly, they all look exactly the same. As a reader, I couldn't figure out if this guy has 3 personalities, or were they twins and one had dual personalities??? Keeps you guessing...then you figure out what is going on.

The dialogue between characters is fannntastic.. Even with all the constant change of characters and many story lines, I never got lost. The main character is not She-Ra, she is fairly normal. She tends to dip into the ...ummm...not so legal way of life, yet refuses to leave her parents hanging with the family business.

For you Swashbuckling pirate readers ( you know who you are) there is romance involved...however, not a lot of ...severe romance. Again, I am no prude, but when you have to figure out how someone can bend a certain way , or get your anatomy book out to figure out .."what is that??!" it gets old. 

Prudes and Smutty Lovers ...UNITE!

I could go on and on....however, that would ruin the story. These books were fun and extremely addicting. The cover seems very feminine, but I think their are a lot of men who would enjoy these to.

So fake a illness, stay home from work, kids practices..whatever and start reading....once you start you won't be able to put these down.......

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