Code Red by Amy Noelle
Genre - Romantic Comedy
Length - Novel
TBR Reviewer - Daniella
Rating: 3 Stars - It was a good read.
Heat: 3 handcuffs - Blush worthy.
After being hurt by a bad romance in college, Nicole has sworn to never have her heart broken again by a man. She and her group of friends created Code Red, meaning if one of them meets a good-looking guy with the potential to break their hearts, they call the code and everyone comes to the rescue.
A few years later, Nicole has created a structured life for herself, with a good job, close contact with her best friends and her two cats. Most of her friends have succumbed to their last Code Reds, but Nicole is still single and happy with that. That is until Joshua Daniels is transferred to Nicole´s office and assigned to work with her on a special project. Joshua is everything Nicole doesn´t want to let herself fall for. When Nicole calls the Code Red, her friends don´t really seem to want to save her this time and Joshua seems determined to show her that Code Red isn´t needed at all.
The story is a romantic comedy, with a great male lead and funny banter between the characters. I picked this book, because I wanted just that. The book is very well written, with well developed character and while I did enjoy large parts of the book, the story as a whole didn´t do it for me. I think the big part of this was Nicole. She came through as very immature, who constantly pestered her friends with whiny texts and e-mails, and it felt like she couldn´t take a step in any direction without fretting about it and going through everything in detail with her friends. Joshua was great though, a really good guy and a gentleman. He won´t run away when Nicole tries to push him away, but at the same time he won't just give in to her,
without her opening up and letting him in to her life. I also loved the little side story of Jen and Ryan. Jen had really been hurt badly and deserved a good guy.
This is a lighthearted, fun book.
Contemporary, Chick Lit - novel
TBR Reviewer: Luta Wolf
Kevin Smith is chilling with the guys on vacation talking smack about how cool it would be to have seven wives to fix up his house, never realizing it will come back to bite him, hard. When he saves a bag woman from a masked man and is granted one wish, he must find out the hard way to be careful what you wish for. Can one man make it work with seven wives or will Kevin find the true value of one woman?
This plot is pretty unique and a bit on the daring side, enough so that it completely intrigued me and I couldn’t put the book down. I had to know which way the author with go with this. While the pace of the book is pretty slow to begin with when it picks up it becomes more than entertaining and completely hysterical. There is a bit of a Dumb and Dumber sense of humor in the book that has you covering your face with your hands and going “ Oh Gawd Kevin!”
Despite Kevin being a bit of a typical 'smack upside the head' male, you can’t help but sympathize with him. I mean seven women all on their monthly and one lone man. Yet even though you might find yourself sympathizing there is still a part of you that can’t help but feel slightly vindicated as we watch Kevin get his. As his character grows and develops there an even deeper sense of connection and vindication all though in an all together better way.
There are some editing issues that threw me out of the book but still I have to recommend it. If I had to compare it to anything I’d lean towards What Women Want. That chick Lit that inspires, brings forth emotion, a little romance, and humor that’s sure to leave you rolling on the floor.