Monday, September 18, 2006

Ladies' Man *****











(Contemporary Romance)
Ladies' Man is one of Suzanne Brockmann's earlier work. This is one of the books that was hard to find and originally published in 1997. It was intended to be a free bonus book for Loveswept mail-order subscribers. When the promotion was discontinued, Bantam Dell decided to re-issue it this year in 2006. Thanks to the re-issue I now own a copy *grin*

I have read a few of Suzanne Brockmann's earlier work and I love most of them. There is going to be something about each book that I won't like, but at the end, she always manage to make me fall in love with the them anyway. I admit, I always seem to have a little trouble getting along with a few of Brockmann's heroines. I guess maybe it's because they're alway treating the heroes indifferently. It becames so annoying that you just want to yell at them. But when they redeem themselves at the end, you end up forgiving them. But with Ladies' Man it isn't the case. I didn't have that much trouble with the heroine and I thought that she was somewhat likeable. My only small problem is that I wish she didn't focus on the age difference too much.

Ellen is a Yale professor and single mom, who decided to spend the summer in New York City with her kids. And she was to stay with Uncle Bob Osborne, a well known late night television host.

Sam Schaefer , a NYPD detective, was sent to Kenny airport to meet Alma, Ellen's Great-Aunt, due to arrangements made by a famous writer, T.S Harrison. He met Ellen and decided that he liked her. Since Harrison was supposed to be there to write a biography about Bob Osborne, everyone assumed that Sam was T.S.

Sam and Ellen had a great time together and a one night fling in the limousine. But the next day Ellen felt that they made mistake and tried to avoid him. The only problem is that Sam wasn't going to let her go and he intended to get her to admit that their relationship is real.

A stalker had been crank calling and sending threat letters to Ellen and her family. Sam wasn't sure who the stalker was after, but he make sure to protect Ellen and her family. And what happens at the ending was very emotionally moving (to me that is *grin*)

Ladies' Man was fast, sweet, sizzling hot and romantic. I loved it. But not as much as I loved "Letter to Kelly" and I think readers should try it :)

14 comments:

Melody said...

Julia, glad to see you've done a review on Ladies' Man. :-) It has been fun huh? Reminds me the time when we read Black Ice together.

Melody

Julia said...

Melody...do you have to bring in Bastien to this? LOL !

Yes - It was lot of fun when we are discussing books together :) Like we did with "Ladies' Man" and "Black Ice" :) Thank for the fun!

Julia

Melody said...

Of course I have to refer to Bastien whenever we are reading books together. It's one of those "classic" times! LOL.

Melody

Julia said...

Okay so Bastien is our "classic" hero of all times than LOL !

I can't wait to see what "darn book" we going to read next ;)

Julia

Melody said...

LOL! Perhaps a vamp book? Just teasing you...I know how you feel about them!!!! ;-P

Melody

Julia said...

*gasp!* are you ready to die ;)

Julia

Melody said...

Don't forget that vamps are immortal!!!

Melody

Julia said...

*scoff* that not gonna stop me..don't forget vamps can die by stake of wood to the heart or sun light hehehe

Julia

Melody said...

That shall depends, hehe...
Don't forget that writers can play as god to their characters, and in this case they will resurrect! LOL.

Melody

Julia said...

But you're forgetting...this me. You're my character... I'm playing the god..which mean I can make you die *LOL* !

Melody said...

Tsk tsk...I didn't know you can be so ruthless! LOL.

Melody

Alice Teh said...

Ah... Bastien... the good memories of reading the Ice Series... ahhh...

LOL. OK, earth calling Alice.

Great review, Julia! I don't mind if there's such a younger, rugged, handsome, wonderful guy falling for me. Hehe...

Julia said...

Hey Alice! Glad to see you have join in the fun with Bastien debate hehehe.

Thanks for your comment on this review. I weren't mind reading books with younger dating older people but I get annoyed when a character repeatedly meantion the ages different from pages after pages, over and over again LOL

Alice Teh said...

Yes, Julia. The constant 'reminder' can be quite annoying. LOL.