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Thursday, April 11, 2013

Book Review - What She Wants: An Icicle Falls Novel by Sheila Roberts

What do women want?
Jonathan Templar and his poker buddies can't figure it out. Take Jonathan, for instance. He's been in love with Lissa Castle since they were kids but, geek that he is, she's never seen him as her Mr. Perfect. He has one last shot—their high school reunion. Kyle Long is equally discouraged. The pretty receptionist at his office keeps passing him over for other guys who may be taller but are definitely not superior. And Adam Edwards might be the most successful of Jonathan's friends, but he isn't having any success on the home front. His wife's kicked him out.

When Jonathan stumbles on a romance novel at the Icicle Falls library sale, he knows he's found the love expert he's been seeking—Vanessa Valentine, top-selling romance author. At first his buddies laugh at him for reading romance novels, but soon they, too, realize that these stories are the world's best textbooks on love. Poker night becomes book club night…and when all is read and done, they're going to be the kind of men women want!

 Sheila Roberts has done the incredible - she has turned around a contemporary romance and presented it from the guys' point of view - and it is absolutely fantastic!

Jonathan Templer and his friends don't have a clue on how to get a woman until Jonathan stumbles on a great idea on how to change this - by reading the romance novels and applying what he learns from the heroes in those stories to his everyday life - and it works!  Sort of! 

This is one of the most fun romances that I've read in a long time!  It is hilarious to follow the guys' antics!  Sheila has done a terrific job with this lively tale, and it was fun revisiting the charming town of Icicle Falls!

I highly recommend this novel for fans of humorous, contemporary romances!  You'll have a great time reading it!

Sheila Roberts lives on a lake in the Pacific Northwest. Her novels have appeared in Readers Digest Condensed Books and have been published in several languages. Her book Angel Lane, was an Amazon Top Ten Romance pick for 2009 and her holiday perennial, On Strike for Christmas was made into a movie for the Lifetime Movie Network. You can visit Sheila on Twitter and Facebook or at her website (http://www.sheilasplace.com).

I purchased this book for my personal collection.


Mary (Bookfan) said...

Wasn't this fun?! I really liked it!

Sharon Galligar Chance said...

I thought it was really cute too! We need to hear from the guys every once in a while (wink!)

Sheila Roberts said...

Wow, Sharon! Thanks for the wonderful review. You made my day. And I'm so happy people are enjoying this book. Of all the books I've written, this one (well, and Love in Bloom) is my favorite.

Sharon Galligar Chance said...

You did a great job on this one, Sheila! Thanks for stopping by!

Teena in Toronto said...

I enjoyed this book :)