Janine made me do it.

I just did something I haven’t done in many years–bought a contemporary romance novel. Not historical. Not set in the UK. No magic or fantasy around.

And I freaking hate the cover.

Why did I buy the kind of book I don’t read with a cover I hate?

Janine on Dear Author made me do it.

You see, I often like what Janine likes, and she has pointed me to some really good books. Even if it’s not the kind of book I ordinarily read.

Even if I hate the cover.


Cross-country bike trip with camping*?

Janine liked it?

I am so in.

Ride with Me: A Loveswept Contemporary Romance. It’s a Loveswept Romance, which is what two of my romances were, back in the last century.

Some of you have been around long enough to remember back when I was a bike-riding person*.  I need to get my bike fixed so I can ride again. But that’s a different subject.

Do you have a reviewer or friend who can convince you to read something even when it’s something you don’t usually like?

$20 Amazon Gift Certificate to one lucky Amazon reviewer!


And I have to remind you–it’s here! The chance for you to win a $20 Amazon Gift Certificate for leaving an Amazon review of Scandalous (available at Book View Cafe, Amazon, Kobo and BN) before February 14. Details here.



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  1. Elisa
    Jan 26, 2013

    I love reading books after someone I trust recommends them. Looking forward to your review :)

  2. denise
    Jan 26, 2013

    Jen at jennifervido.com…I don’t have to buy them, either. She gives them to me. She’s one of my dearest friends. And, when she reviews a book or gets a book I really want, she’ll let me have first dibs.

    BTW, saw the trailer for the new THE GREAT GATSBY movie–you will love the costumes!!!

    • pooks
      Jan 31, 2013


      I wasn’t interested before.

      Now I am ready to go stand in line for a midnight showing!

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