Summary: When Holly Colshannon is made crime correspondent for her local paper, she begins shadowing a detective and writing a diary column about his working life. But, Detective James Sabine is a sour-puss - although he does have very nice green eyes - and furious to be landed with accident-prone Holly.
Review: Um, definitely have never had a book start off quite like this, best friend of lead female character has a condom stuck, well, um, where condoms go.
I love how Holly gives her car a name. I do to and don't understand why people think it is weird. (My car's name is Essie by the way)
So I'm guessing this author is from England or something because of the lingo I am reading here, adds a little something to the story for me.
The author does a great job of writing this story in a way where I felt like I was being given a window into Holly's life. Unfortunately the same can't be said of James. This story is written completely from Holly's point of view and I found myself missing James's perspective. The story started to drag some for me in the middle of the book. It was nice though, when Holly and James started getting along more and you could see them starting to form a relationship.
It was hard for me to get into Holly and James's budding relationship; she has a boyfriend and James was getting married in three weeks when she meets him. I could dismiss the boyfriend obstacle because it started to become apparent Holly and him weren't going last but it was hard for me to completely ignore James getting married in a couple weeks.
To be perfectly honest the aspect of the book I liked the best was all of the "British talk". As dorky as it is I would grin whenever someone would say bugger, sod off, or love. Delightful englishisms. (is that a word, it sounds like it could be and if it isn't is should be).
Having James's fiancée, Fleur, be a nutty, possessive crazy was a bit much. I know the author had to come up with someway to end that relationship, I'm just saying it was a little over the top the way Fleur acted in her little speech to Holly the night before the wedding.
This book was ok, definitely didn't impress me though. Holly's mom, father, and bestfriend Lizzie were great characters who added a little something extra. This book had some components which didn't mesh all that well; Holly's boyfriend Ben, Teresa, Robin, Dr. Kirkpatrick. These characters were clearly added to beef up the story but for me they distracted and took away from the main couple. The ending was totally abrupt; James said he had feelings for Holly, they kiss and then bam no more story. I wish the author would have taken out all those unnecessary distractions I mentioned earlier and added in James's side of the story, I'm not a big fan of one sided stories.
Next to be read: "Smart Mouth" by Erin McCarthy. I guess I'm in a copper mood.