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Friday, March 18, 2011

Love on Assignment by Cara Lynn James

Love on Assignment by Cara Lynn Jones is a story of a woman who goes undercover as a nanny in an attempt to discover negative attributes of a rival of her boss. Her dream is to become a reporter, pretty lofty for the year 1900. She struggles with the moral aspects of her deception and soon she finds herself falling for the man she is supposed to dishonor.

This is totally one of those guilty-pleasure books. Completely predictable from start to finish, but for some reason you just keep reading and reading and reading. Or maybe because I received the book for free for review purposes I felt I had to keep reading it. I am not a historian, but even I could notice the problems between the time period the book was set in, and the situations being discussed. And don't get me started on the use of adjectives. Or should I say over use of adjectives. It's one thing to want to paint a picture for your reader. It's another thing to paint the picture and then run it over with a large truck. Several times.

If you desire a book to read beside the pool or at the beach this summer, this might be the right match for you. It is easy to put down and pick up again after you tend to a crowd of screaming kids.

Disclaimer: As a member of Booksneeze I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review on this blog. I received no other compensation.


Susan said...

Ah, not much better than watching TV, then?

Hannah said...

I read this book for a book report for school and i absolutely loved it. It was sweet and once you started reading it , it was kind of hard to put down. I would recomend this book for young teenagers who dont enjoy novels and stuff...easy reader!