Rewriting Monday
Grade : B

If you enjoy sweet romances set in small towns, Rewriting Monday may be just the book for you. While slow-paced, I found the book to be an enjoyable read, with a cast of interesting characters.

Pepper Malone was a successful journalist in Chicago when she got too close to a source and ruined her career. To escape threats on her life, she’s hiding out in the small Texas town of Bailee and living in her aunt's trailer while she recovers in a nursing home from a broken hip. Just as Pepper’s down to her last few dollars, she applies for a job at the local newspaper.

Mike McCulloch never wanted to be involved in the family newspaper since he planned to leave Bailee after college and never return. However, when his brother and sister-in-law were killed in a car accident, Mike ends up not only as the editor of the family newspaper, but also as the sole caregiver for his young niece. Mike jumps at the chance to hire Pepper, although he has only mundane local stories for her to cover.

Pepper soon discovers that someone is threatening Mike and the paper and, within a matter of days, they’re threatening her as well. As the two deal with a number of disturbing incidents, they begin to get closer. Mike thinks Peppper is as alone as any human can get, and begins calling her at night to check on her.

All of the primary characters in this book have dealt with a lot of sadness in their lives and are private people. I found Pepper and Mike to be interesting characters and liked the way their relationship builds very slowly. Pepper isn’t a forever kind of woman since she’s never met a man she couldn’t walk away from. In contrast, Mike’s not a one-night stand kind of guy; he’s also shy, with only limited experiences with women.

There’s an interesting secondary romance between the owner of the local café and an FBI agent. I also really enjoyed Mike’s relationship with his niece.

If you want a lot of hot sex – or actually any sex – in your romances, this definitely isn’t the book for you. However, if you occasionally like a slower-paced story, you may enjoy this book as much as I did.

Reviewed by LinnieGayl Kimmel
Grade : B

Sensuality: Kisses

Review Date : May 6, 2009

Publication Date: 2009

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LinnieGayl Kimmel

My first memory is sitting with my mother on a blanket in our backyard surrounded by books and she is reading one of them to me. My love of reading was encouraged by my parents and it continues to today. I’ve gone through a lot of different genres over the years, but I currently primarily read mysteries (historical mysteries are my favorites) and romances (focusing on contemporaries, categories, and steampunk). When I’m not reading or working, I love to travel, knit, and work on various community projects.
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