I initially picked this up thinking I’d slip it in under No.22 on my challenge, but since it’s probably the least explicit Sandra Brown book I’ve read (there are only like, three steamy scenes in 416 pages), I’m going to hold off until I find a book worthy of the Erotica genre. In other news, Friction is the perfect book for soaking in a jacuzzi, lounging in a sunny backyard, and cozying up with a glass of wine on a rainy day (all of which were things I did while reading this). The thriller bit was thrilling, the romance bit was romantic, and the characters were satisfyingly maddening in their stubbornness, so I’d say it’s a pretty decent yarn.
Also, did you know that she’s written, like, eighty books? And that she has her own app? This lady knows what she’s doing.
Associated Press said: “Full of surprises and terrific characters, Mean Streak is one of Brown’s best novels.” I’d say the main twist was a bit far-fetched, and the ending a bit too neat, but she can definitely spin a yarn, I’ll give her that.
This seemed like fun, so I stole it from HiddenStaircase. It’s rather self explanatory.
Author You’ve Read The Most Books From
Either Janet Evanovich or Sandra Brown. Don’t judge me. I am a voracious reader of all sorts.
Best Sequel Ever
A Wolf at the Table by Augusten Burroughs. Though technically not a sequel, it was the second book of his that I read about his family, and it is amazing. The portrait he paints of his father is chilling. And yet, I read Look Me in the Eye by his older brother John Elder Robison and, according to him, their father is totally sane. Nonetheless, they’re both great books.
Unabrow: Misadventures of a Late Bloomer by Una LaMarche. It’s absolutely hilarious. Also: a manuscript for work, Angela’s Ashes by Frank McCourt, and The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley, though I admit I haven’t picked up either of the last two in a while.
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BLARGH. Why are her characters always so asinine? Not worth a number on my challenge.
PS. Quick tip for authors: don’t describe clothing in detail. No one cares. Unless it’s a chastity belt. Then some people might care.
Terrible. Not even worth the 1.5 hours I spent reading it. She can do so much better.
I needed a mental break. This did the trick.
Typical. Familiar. Feels like she may be running out of story lines.
What’d I just say? She writes a good (and damn steamy) yarn.
Yeah, I read Sandra Brown. A lot. What of it?