Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Beauty and the Best by Judi Fennell

Jolie Gardener's new boss, reclusive widowed artist Todd Best, who hasn't produced anything since the death of his wife two years ago, is a pretty interesting guy. He: a) shows up buck naked on her first day on the job, b) asks her to pose for him - in the nude! and c) discovers she's an aspiring romance novelist who finds the tragedy of his lost love inspiring, thereby throwing her out of his house, his life...and his heart. What's a girl to do? Fall in love, of course!

Seriously, I had so much fun with this book!  Judi's writing style pulls you in right away and keeps you entertained.  It's like listening to the quirky friend in the group telling an awesome story.  Jolie's story is laugh out loud funny with embedded, insightful life perceptions.  The characters are likable and it's easy to sympathize with them. They're not too good to be true and at the same time, not so wretched that you can't believe there are actually people like that out in the world. They're just perfectly flawed. Judi's portrayal of angels is just fascinating and it keeps getting better with each book.  Poor Jonathan is just so sweetly clueless!  This is the most heart-warming, feel good book that I've read in a long time.  

Fans of Judi's work will definitely want to pick this one up.  It's perfect for anyone needing a little romance, a good laugh, or just a little hope that maybe life has a happy ending for you too.

*I received this book in exchange for an honest review.  Shawn

1 comment:

  1. Um...thank you for adding another book to my TBR pile. This one looks fab.



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