I decided to give this book a whirl because I saw a few internet posts from the author saying it was a great seller for her, and she wasn’t sure why.
I think this is one of those classic cases of a beauty queen thinking she’s ugly or something… or maybe she just doesn’t have a mirror (or reading glasses in this case.)
Crossing Hathaway is a Contemporary Romance (not my favorite genre) But it had just enough of an “out of the ordinary” twist for me to make it interesting, and for me to really feel the peril that our Main Character is in.
Eva is an IT specialist who has to spend a week working for the obnoxious owner of her company when her immediate leader has to leave for a family emergency. She ends up dealing with more than a jerk boss, though… In the end, her life is at stake. Heart pounding!
Jocelyn Adam’s writing is extremely fluid, and far too easy to read. For instance, you sit down to read for ten minutes, and two hours later you realize you are still reading. It’s one of those “annoyingly good” things.
And I imagine that the Tiramisu scene has probably had some chatter on the internet and other Romance circles. I believe this is the longest love-making scene I have ever read… and it didn’t even seem like overkill. I honestly don’t think I will be able to order tiramisu at a restaurant again without a snicker.
The chemistry between the two main characters and the MC’s best friend is flawless. I easily could place myself in her situation. I believed it all.
Was this the perfect book? Well… no. For one thing, there were no explosions, but I’ll forgive her that because the rest of it was so dern good. There were two flaws though. The more minor flaw was that I saw the climax coming from a mile away. I was concerned about what was happening, but since I’d figured it out, I was just waiting for “it” to happen. The good thing was that the book didn’t end there, like I thought it would. It kept going in a way that I didn’t anticipate, and I felt completely satisfied with the ending.
The only real flaw that bothered me (and this won’t bother most at all) was the Main Character’s mouth in the beginning of the novel. Her language did clear up by the end, and the author was probably using it as a plot device, but it didn’t resonate with me. Okay, yeah, I may be a prude, but I can understand if someone stubs their toe and says “oh Sh*t”, but curses just hanging out there for really no reason at all bothers me. In fact, I mentally deleted them completely, and the narrative read fine. It almost seems like they were inserted after the fact, which I found odd.
So I’m going to dock this story one star just for that, but feel free to give it five stars in your mind if you don’t mind erroneous cursing.
Oh, and Jocelyn Adams – If you are still wondering why this novel sells so well – it’s because it is AWESOME. And well… Tiramisu probably has a lot to do with it, too. 😉
Purchase link: Crossing Hathaway
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