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There are some romance scenes between Rose and Joe, but they were tepid in my opinion. View all 4 comments. The character was all over the place with being very naive about everything, but also deciding that since she keeps having a vision that she is going to die, she is going to complete twenty-eight and a half it's only twenty-eight wishes which include things like drink wine, drink beer, kiss a man, do more with a man, etc. Gag me with a spoon. Too good, in fact, and at every turn, I kept expecting it to go downhill. Noelle Marie.
I did like her though, and I felt quite sorry for her with everything that was going on. We then had a neighbour who helped Rose, more Downloaded for free from Amazon. We then had a neighbour who helped Rose, more visions, and quite a bit of mystery over what was going on and who was after Rose.
The ending to this was a bit of a cliff-hanger. This book is hugely popular by most reviews I've read but sadly I found the book whilst light hearted also impossible to believe, it was a bit too much on the sickly sweet side, I think when the words "crappy doodle" were spoken before my eyes, printed in text I knew then it was time to cut my losses and go. It does have some humour and I can imagine fans of slightly offbeat southern romantic chick lit would love this, I decided not to finish with half a book to go, each to their own.
Gag me with This book is hugely popular by most reviews I've read but sadly I found the book whilst light hearted also impossible to believe, it was a bit too much on the sickly sweet side, I think when the words "crappy doodle" were spoken before my eyes, printed in text I knew then it was time to cut my losses and go. Gag me with a spoon. I was one of the few folks who had the opportunity to review this book as an ARC.
Not being familiar with Sookie Sackhouse or any of the southern mystery genre I knew it might be a stretch for me to get into this novel and character. However, Denise Grover Swank hooked me right into the story from the first sentence! I think the first time I read it I read the whole thing in one sitting. The quirky southern heroin has just the right mixture of everything! Seriously, she is funny, heartwarming, a I was one of the few folks who had the opportunity to review this book as an ARC.
I find myself picking up this book more then once a week and reading chapters all over again. Just to visit Rose and her crazy Mamma. For a debut novel, Denise Grover Swank has set the bar high for future Rose Gardner Mysteries and any other series she chooses to share with the world who will eagerly read.
View 2 comments. Apr 21, Jacob Proffitt rated it liked it Shelves: This was a really tough read for me. Rose is 24, but she has been sheltered more than a first edition Star Wars action figure still in the original packaging.
The story starts when the wrapping comes off and we get to see her make lots of poor choices. Only not the ones you'd expect for someone so sheltered first exploring the world. She doesn't go on a wild bender, trashing hotels and scaring small children.
And it might have worked fine if at least some of those decisions didn't feel manipulated to drag out the story more. Most of my frustration had to do with Joe and Rose each deciding not to level with the other. And every single one broke the same way i. Half of those points followed the same script: In each case, all person B had to do was say "oh? I nearly tore actual hair out in frustration each time after the first.
What kept me going is that Rose is an interesting character and Joe was great for her and I really wanted them to get together and conquer bad guys. Also, I was listening to this on audible and Frances Fuller delivers the whole thing with the kind of Southern lilt that I find deeply alluring. It's a weakness, I know, and it worked to the book's benefit in this case. Anyway, I'm going with three stars, though my frustration makes me want to go lower.
But the story was interesting and I was engaged by the plot and character developments, and I'm more than a little interested in seeing where the series goes from here I truly hope Swank doesn't screw up the relationship between Joe and Rose. A note about genre: This is really hard to categorize genre-wise.
It's not straight romance and the suspense isn't strong enough to be romantic suspense. The plot holds together and at least one final twist was a neat little blind-side so I enjoyed that. It's clearly not NA so I haven't tagged it as either, but I worry because it does read rather young.
There's some mild steam, though no explicit sex. Sex clearly happens, but Swank pulls the curtains pretty quick when it actually manifests.
So not enough steam for Steamy, but too much for Chaste. So I went with neither tag. I generally find that frustrating, but in this case I thought it worked pretty well. Rose is off her leash and experimenting but we don't need the details because details aren't important to the relationship development. That does contribute to the YA feel, but at least it's consistent in that tone I love a great mystery!! And Twenty-Eight and a Half Wishes was just that.
Rose was instantly likable. She was quirky, nieve and sheltered - with a crazy mom. What does one do with a character like that? Have her think she's going to die. Instantly I was pulled into the world. All the characters were unique and had their own quirks.
Rose's character grew through the story and was believable. She reminded me a little of Janet Evanovich's character, Stephanie Plum, the way she had c I love a great mystery!! She reminded me a little of Janet Evanovich's character, Stephanie Plum, the way she had crazy stuff happen to her, her reactions, her penchant for getting into trouble, her humor.
And Muffy added enjoyment to the story, as well. Can't forget Joe ;o Lots of twists and turns and "oh no she didn't's" in this story.
Enough to keep me turning the --pushing the page button on my Kindle.
Swank's writing is superb. I love her voice. Read this one, folks!!!! Jun 02, Obsidian rated it it was ok Shelves: This book was not that engaging. We follow Rose Gardner through several hundred pages and get to read how she reacts to everything around of her, instead of taking any ownership or showing any intelligence after she starts being investigated for the murder of her mother.
There is a paranormal aspect to this book, but honestly it isn't treated consistently through the book, and it added nothing, so for anyone looking for a paranormal cozy read, I would skip this one. It would be easy to become sy This book was not that engaging. You hear about her horrible childhood due to her mother and even with everything her mother has done to her and her sister Violet.
However, Rose is passive aggressive with everyone after her mother dies. She starts feeling resentful of her sister Violet because she is trying to keep her safe and wants her to come and live with her and her family. Rose in her infinite wisdom decides to stay at the house she shared with her mother even though it's a crime scene, the house keeps getting broken into, and she is also suspicious of her next door neighbor Joe who is hiding something. The character was all over the place with being very naive about everything, but also deciding that since she keeps having a vision that she is going to die, she is going to complete twenty-eight and a half it's only twenty-eight wishes which include things like drink wine, drink beer, kiss a man, do more with a man, etc.
Yes of course she's a virgin. I don't like it when authors paint a heroine as too stupid to live TSTL but man oh man Rose pretty much checked off every box. Oh and she does know who is going to kill her, so instead of her doing anything proactive about that, she stays focused on her wishes. And then when the cat is out of the bag with Joe with a dumb story-line she goes to the bad guy, pretend she has what he wants, and drinks with him, makes out with him, etc because Joe said this is a good plan.
Okay I have to move on here or I will be here all day. The other characters in the book for the most part are really flat, except for Violet. I really wish that we had Rose spending more time with her sister since when that happened you got more backstory into both of their childhoods. You get why Violet just cut off their mother and didn't look back.
Every other character was a mess though. Joe was almost as dumb as Rose. When you find out what he has been hiding The writing was not great.
I hated how Rose "spoke" through this whole thing. Sometimes seeming world weary, and then other times saying things like crappy doodle. I hope you enjoy reading about the devil, how she has a demon, and how she's going to hell all of the time, because that gets brought up a lot. I also didn't like how somethings were described in this book.
There were a lot of weird metaphors being thrown around that took me out of the story. The flow was painful. Nothing happens in this story for a good 85 percent of it. If you are expecting Rose to be investigating what happened to her mother, or trying to thwart the bad guy, keep waiting.
I like cozy mysteries for the most part, but this one was too draggy by far. I think it's because the author decided to throw in a part of Rose's past that involved her parents and that took a while to get sorted out in the story. There are some romance scenes between Rose and Joe, but they were tepid in my opinion.
When the big losing her virginity scene with Rose happens it is just referred to off scene so to speak. And of course, no pain, because you know, first times are always super awesome.
The setting of this small southern town really didn't work. I didn't get a sense of the place or other characters in this story. At times Rose acts like it's so small and nothing is there, but yet she can rent a corvette there.
The ending left me kind of appalled because there is a last sentence in this book from Joe spoken to Rose, and I hope she punches the guy in the face. I was actually kind of appalled by it just because of the whole thing they went through about not telling each other the truth. I felt like this was a bad Lifetime movie of a book. After seeing the star reviews I decided to give it a read. So, I started it about a week ago but couldn't finish it so I came back to it today.
I just couldn't get into the story that much and didn't feel really believable at points. I felt the heroine was always too quick to forgive and trust even when knowing something wasn't wright with the man she liked. I did in fact enjoy Rose getting Miffy, I want a miffy who'll protect me like that.
This is my first read by Denise Grover Swank, maybe it was a wrong choice but it won't put me off of reading another one of hers, I'll definitely be trying some of her other books. View all 6 comments. No spoilers Loved it, loved it, loved it. Okay, what did I love about it?
The story was fast paced, and didn't stop until the last page. I loved the evolution of the main characters, and how the story started out nice and slowly, explaining everything in order as it went, building to a crescendo. The writing was smooth, and you forgot you were reading a book - it sucked you in from the beginning. The only reason I stopped reading it at 4. Dang old age! I haven't found a new favorite author for awhile, but this young lady has definitely ticked all of the right boxes for me.
In fact, I've just decided I'm going to create a new shelf in Goodreads called 'Favorites' which will make it easier for me to find and reread.
Because I will read this one again.
There were only two things I didn't like about this book. Must search for more of Ms. View all 5 comments. We had this local author in for a signing at the indy bookstore where I work and so I decided give one of her books a try. This book sucked me in from the first page.
It's laugh out loud funny in parts but it has it's poignant moments too. Told in first person POV, it's narrator is a small town girl who everyone thinks is crazy so she doesn't have any friends and she has lived her whole life under her mother's thumb.
When her mother is murdered she busts out of her shell. There is a romance here We had this local author in for a signing at the indy bookstore where I work and so I decided give one of her books a try. There is a romance here too and it's a pretty nice one. There were a couple of things with the police procedures that I was a bit skeptical about but I let them slide because that was really not the gist of the story.
The narrator's voice is superb. I loved her. Talking to her dog on the way to rescue the hero: We're surely goin' to hell now. Can't wait to get in to work today to pick up book 2. Apr 22, Cheryl rated it really liked it. I laughed, I cried, then I laughed some more.
I almost wet my pants with a giggling fit at the poor Muffy poop scene. Great read. Nov 05, Abbie rated it really liked it. Actual rating - 3. This was a decent enough read. It felt a bit long at times though, and my interest dipped now and again because of it, but it wasn't anything major. Overall, A generous 3. Nov 16, Christy rated it really liked it Shelves: I picked this book up quite by chance, as it was free on Amazon Kindle.
I read the premise and thought "Why not? I enjoyed it more than I'd anticipated. Rose is a well-written, believable except for perhaps exclamations like "crappy doodles!
It's I picked this book up quite by chance, as it was free on Amazon Kindle. It's a shame her freedom has been gained not by her moving out and telling her mother where to put her insults and demands, but from her mother's violent death.
It's even more a shame that she's the prime suspect! Hunk next door, Joe, is a big help, and seems to be the kind of man any damsel in distress would need, and just what the doctor ordered for a woman who's never even kissed a man before. For a little bit I was worried that Rose was just going to swoon into his arms and go from being controlled by mum to being overpowered by the first man who comes along, but I was pleased to see her holding her own, finally gaining confidence in her independence.
The part I am not usually a fan of - her supernatural psychic visions - was still tastefully written and despite being a major part of the book, wasn't overwhelming or over done, especially since for the most part, her visions are completely innocuous and very amusing. Despite the serious nature of murder and crime, the book was overall light-hearted and very funny as it focused more on Rose trying to live her life and do the things she's always wanted to do, even if those things are as silly as buy a cellphone, watch Cable TV and dance in the rain.
Even though the main character is a 24 year old girl, I'd still call it a bit of a coming-of-age novel since emotionally she's like a teenager getting their first taste of adult independence, stunted by her mother's cruelty and control. On the downside as the end approached it became clear that this book was free in order to reel you in to buying the rest of the series; a tactic that I understand from a business perspective, but tends to leave me feeling unfulfilled and frustrated when the book doesn't have a solid ending.
I'm on the fence as to whether I will continue to buy this series, but overall I found this a decent read. Everyone it is a great Mystery Romance with some Paranormal!! I read this book a few weeks ago and wanted to do a review, only I wasn't sure how. I have wrote and re wrote this review. I still don't think what I have to say gives this book justice but, I want people, readers to know how much I loved in this book.
I was warned that I would get anything done. So knowing the reader I am-I get totally lost in my books especially great ones-I cleaned, had laundry caught up, as much as one can, and dinner made early.
I even gave the kids their baths and put them I read this book a few weeks ago and wanted to do a review, only I wasn't sure how. I even gave the kids their baths and put them down early. I was prepared to start the book. Somewhere around 2 or 3 in the morning, when I my husband woke up and realised I wasn't in bed and came to see why I was still up, and several gripping chapters into I went to bed.
I often dream about the characters I read about. I was glad to dream about Rose and Joe. The next day I woke up early to read and did so until breakfast and continued through lunch. I did stop and feed my kids and then sat right back down with out eating. And I thought about them for the next day or week.
About the book. I my opinion it was greatly written and very captivating. The personalities of the characters were intertwined into the story. Everything Rose did you knew was something Rose would do. There were no wavers in their personalities or plot. I never found myself thinking, "now that doesn't seem like Rose or MaMa. Everything tied together and plot twist was revealed. And let me tell you, there where some twist!
Denise kept the mystery through out the book and touch of paranormal was perfect. Rose and her visions were central to the story but not always correct. They sometimes showed her things that made no sense and sometimes showed her things that happened very differently. I don't want to say to much about these visions and give anything away.
Rose and Joe's relationship is a rocky one and has as many twists as the plot its self. I know I will be picking this book up again soon.
Actually I'm needing something to read right now! I think I'll read it again. And if you haven't read it. Kindle freebie!! I'm going in blind on this one.
No checking out reviews or blurbs. I'm going to embrace the mystery of not knowing and let myself get surprised and swept along by Ms Swank. Posao i petak? Rose naime ima vizije. Bar do tog petka i trenutka kada se susrela sa Danielom Posao i petak? Bar do tog petka i trenutka kada se susrela sa Danielom Crockerom. Jer njene vizije se uvijek ostvare- ali ovaj puta ne onako kako je ona zamislila.
Mislili ste da je to kraj? Jan 08, Grace rated it it was ok Shelves: Lo and behold, after charging my kindle up, I found this book that I must have gotten off Amazon at some point waiting for me. Surprisingly, for a freebie, this one started out pretty well.
Too good, in fact, and at every turn, I kept expecting it to go downhill. Written in first person of the most Southern persuasion possible her inner s Lo and behold, after charging my kindle up, I found this book that I must have gotten off Amazon at some point waiting for me. Written in first person of the most Southern persuasion possible her inner swear words are Crappy Doodle , Rose was the most downtrodden, persuadable person alive with occasional "visions" that she's been convinced are the work of the devil, until she sees her own death and faints, knocking herself out at the DMV.
From then on, she decides to turn a new leaf, which is somehow tied to the sudden murder of her meaner-than-heck momma, and the new good-looking?? The mystery behind Rose's mean ol' momma was pretty cool. The mystery behind her next-door neighbor -- less than cool. Lynn Cahoon. Rough Hard Fierce. Skye Warren. The Fix Up. Kendall Ryan. Shopping for a Billionaire Boxed Set Parts Julia Kent. Let Us Prey.
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