Thursday, February 26, 2009

Review: Kids+Cops=Chaos / Moonstruck by Jennifer LaBrecque, Sandra Paul

Title: Kids + Cops = Chaos / Moonstruck
Author: Jennifer LaBrecque, Sandra Paul
Read copy: Mass Market Paperback
Published: May 10, 2001
Publisher: Harlequin
ISBN: 0373441185
ISBN-13: 9780373441181

Kids + Cops = Chaos by Jennifer LaBrecque
The lawman meets his match...
Detective Sloane Matthews has taken on some tough cases in his career, but this one is a beauty! His assignment—to infiltrate the chief suspect's home by posing as...a nanny? He's not impressed, but after all, how hard can it be? That's when he discovers the three kids in question are little devils in disguise! Sloane is definitely in over his head. But he doesn't realize how much trouble he's in—until he meets the kids' absolutely gorgeous Aunt Jo....

Moonstruck by Sandra Paul
Baring it all?
Dee Evans is the model employee. But with one impulsive, nearsighted action, she mistakenly moons her straitlaced boss, Jason Masters—and from the company van!
Incredibly sexy and hot tempered, Jason is furious that an employee dares to be so disrespectful, and instructs Dee to get to the bottom of this. Now Dee has to lead Jason in a careful dance of truth and distraction. But what will happen when he uncovers the naked truth...?

My rating:

Two quite good and rather cute little stories in this book.

The first, Kids + Cops = Chaos by Jennifer LaBrecque, was the best of the two, though. It was hilariously funny, mostly thanks to the three menaces (read: kids), sweet, and rather "down to earth" for a romance.
The characters were well developped, allowing for even greater depth as the story progressed and the two leads learned some pretty important lessons. And the grandma...She was a real hoot. Everybody should have a grannie like Nora.
The sliver of suspense was like a cherry on the cake, rounding the story nicely. Very well done.

The second, Moonstruck by Sandra Paul was still funny with the whole mooning accident and the moonee's persistent search for the perpetrator, but I just didn't quite "feel" it, mostly because of the lead female. It just wasn't believable.
It was good for a few laughs, but unfortunately nothing more than that.


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