Thursday, December 30, 2010

Book Review for 'Last Tango In Jacksonville' by William Rue

Last Tango In Jacksonville was written by William Rue and was published by CreatSpace in 2010.
Paul Sommers' wife Cordie has walked out on him and their children to be with a man she met while in rehab. Now Paul has decided that a trip to Jacksonville, Florida to visit his wife's oldest and dearest friend is his next step. Laura Chambliss is beautiful, divorced and ready for action, and Paul has obsessed over her for the last 15 years. After arriving in Jacksonville, Paul finds himself unexpectedly embarking on a wildly dangerous but erotic journey in which he and Laura explore the deepest and most sensual desires imaginable.
But when Paul's wife finds out about the affair, things begin to fall apart and Paul begins to loose touch with reality.
First, let me say that this story is definitely rated 'R', with very explicit sexual situations. That being said, it was also humorous and heartbreaking at the same time. The emotional side of the story was well written and intriguing. The comparisons of Paul's relationships with his wife and with his lover are wonderful. I loved the story and it was easy to follow the action.
Last Tango In Jacksonville is a great read and should be on every one's reading list. Just remember that it is very sexually explicit, but a great story of love, lust and tragedy. I am giving Last Tango In Jacksonville a 4 spider rating. Please check out this interesting read.
T Lane

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Book Review for Beth Hoffman's Saving CeeCee Honeycutt

New York Times Best Seller, Saving CeeCee Honeycutt was written by Beth Hoffman and published by Pamela Doorman Books/Viking in 2010. It is available for purchase at
Twelve year old Cecilia Honeycutt isn't your average little girl. Due to her father's job and his absence, CeeCee has spent the better part of the last few years caring for her mother. Camille Honeycutt is young, vibrant and the newly crowned Vidalia Onion Queen. The problem is, Camille Honeycutt isn't a beauty queen anymore but a mother with a seriously deteriorating mental condition. As Camille's mental health continues to unravel, CeeCee is forced to take care of her mother alone. When Camille is tragically knocked right out of her red pageant shoes and killed by a Happy Cow Ice Cream truck, CeeCee's father decides that the child would be better off with her aging and eccentric Aunt Tootie from Savannah, Georgia.
What CeeCee discovers in the deep south are lessons and friendships she might never have known without the tragic circumstances of her life.
A wonderfully warm tale with a thick southern drawl, Saving CeeCee Honeycutt made me laugh and sometimes even cry. Insanity, racism and even child neglect pull at the fringes of Hoffman's novel but somehow she finds a way to make Saving CeeCee Honeycutt different by focusing on the things we don't expect...good times, good friends & happy endings.
I read Beth Hoffman's book in the dead of winter but could somehow still smell the Magnolia blossoms and feel the thick, humid heat in the air as I turned the pages of this wonderful southern charmer. I am giving Saving CeeCee Honeycutt a 4-spider rating and recommending it to anyone looking for a different, lighter spin on the southern novel. Saving CeeCee Honeycutt is a real gem and sweeter than molasses.
CK Webb