I expected a unique book, and that is exactly what Jane Tara delivered. Well written, in a modern and fun voice, that made this one of the better reads of the year, Jane managed to grab my attention from the beginning, and never let it go. A light-hearted romance that is a part of the Shakespeare Sisters Series, but can be read as a standalone book (but why would you? This book will make you want to read all of them!) Jane Tara is a fresh voice in the sometimes stuffy world of romance. Well done!
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
This was a really cute book! I haven’t read the first book in this series, but was in no way impacted by that. There are a bunch of love stories interwoven in this little gem. I found myself eagerly turning the pages to see who we would follow-up with next. The romantic in me wished their stories were simpler, but the reader in me loved the drama. There’s some smut, but not too much (or enough, if you’re exclusively looking for that).
The main story follows Taran and Calypso on their tumultuous journey back to love. That sounds horribly romantic, but it really is true. Their friends and family were fun to watch pair up or work things out and I really want to know what happened to everyone. The one thing this book is missing is a comprehensive epilogue that tells me where everyone ends up. Maybe that’s for the next book? One can hope.
A new review on Goodreads led me to the book review site for Sallyfromoz, where reviews for both my books have been posted. Sally is also taking part in the Australian Women Writer’s Challenge 2013, so supporting Aussie writers. Here’s the review. It’s made my day.
TROUBLE BREWING is the second book in a series about the Shakespeare women and like the first one I had such fun reading it. The first book, Forecast, was set in the USA; now author Jane Tara takes her readers over to England to meet the other women in the family. As with the first book there are quite a few back-stories going on which did leave me wondering how any future books are going to play out as all of the Shakespeare women on both side of the Atlantic now seem to have complete stories. But no matter TROUBLE BREWING has romance, anger, passion, sadness, babies, magic and even fairies – both good and bad – cool! Life is not all magic and roses – and there are some things that magic can’t cure. Like all people, real and fictional, when faced with loss and everything is beyond your abilities to change life falls apart; it is how you put your life together that counts. All the characters go through a crisis in one form or another. It is how they react, cope and still keep their sense of humour and the book light that demonstrates Jane Tara’s talent. I really enjoyed the journey the book took me on, loved the characters and want more!