Monday, March 8, 2010

Magic Hands by Jennifer Laurens (It has a teenage jock who does women's nails in it)

Magic Hands Magic Hands by Jennifer Laurens

Publisher: Grove Creek Publishing
Publish Date: February 1, 2007
Paperback, 216 pages

My rating: 3.25/5.0

FTC Disclosure: ***I received this book through Around the World Tours.***  I also do not receive money through the links provided to  The Amazon Associates program does not pay out to residents of NC.

This is my third Jennifer Laurens book and it's another book I enjoyed. However I did not like this one as well as Nailed or Heavenly.

The story was enjoyable - popular girl who stays away from jocks and really dating in general,catches the eye of the biggest jock and most popular boy in the school. Of course, she doesn't want anything to do with him, at first. Then she becomes intrigued by him, especially since he is doing a very non-jock guy job of doing nails. And he's good at it.

It's a cute story and I really like the characters of Cort and Rachel. The nail salon job also makes things interesting. I enjoyed reading the book, but just was left with a less than fulfilled feeling. The characters grew some but not a lot and everytime I thought the plot was going somewhere it went there but a little too quickly. Things moved the story along but nothing was really that consequential. I'm used to a little more meaning and meat to Ms. Laurens' stories.

That said I did enjoy the book and wish it could have been longer to develop things with Cort and Rachel more. I also liked that this book made virginity out to be a prize, without the characters seeming like saints.

It's a good book and an entertaining read for an afternoon.

Mailbox Monday - March 8

Mailbox Monday is hosted by Marcia at The Printed Page.  I'm not able to link up this week because of a death in the family but I am able to post what I received this week.  I will also check out your mailboxes when I get back.

 It's been another good one and I wish I could start all of them right away!




Mailbox Monday

Beauty Unleashed
Start Here: Doing Hard Things Right Where You Are
Scattered Petals
A Golden Web
Raven Stole the Moon: A Novel
Swoon at Your Own Risk
An Absence So Great: A Novel
White Cat
Dead Reckoning
Here Burns My Candle

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