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Thursday, March 25, 2010

Something Better by Gail R. Delaney

Something Better by Gail R. Delaney
Publisher: Desert Breeze Publishing
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Full (228 pages)
Heat: Spicy
Rating: 4.5 Books
Reviewed by Fennel

Andrea Parker made a career out of romance, except hers was the kind that happened between the pages of a book. Or, now, on the big screen when her best selling novels are adapted to film. Just because she writes romance doesn't mean she believes in happily ever after.

David Bishop's face---and okay, yeah, much of his body---is known world wide as the Hottest Bachelor in Hollywood. But just like the rest of the world, he is smitten with the brilliant and talented Andi Parker. Little did he know the easy part would be convincing her to give him a chance

Just like in the novels, enter the 'dastardly bastardly' villain to screw up their potential Happily Ever After.
Gail R. Delaney fans will be celebrating the fact that after three years Gail has written another book. And what a book! In an interview I read recently, Gail mentions her list of things she’d never do. Happily with Something Better Gail has ignored her list and written about a best-selling author AND a Hollywood star!

Andrea Parker, divorcee and single Mom has found her niche in life. She has her successful writing career, her son Jake and her staunch friend Maggie. What more could a girl want when life is so good to her now? Not the hunk-of-the-month mega-Hollywood star, that’s for sure, even if she fancies the pants off him. She’s a romance writer and can put her fantasies into a book. Life’s too good to mess with, but that’s before she demonstrates a kiss to an eager actress.

David Bishop, Hollywood’s Golden Boy meets his match when author and script coordinator Andi Parker demonstrates how to play a scene of reunion between himself and his leading lady. According to the song, A Kiss is just a Kiss, but whoever wrote that line hadn’t been kissed by Andi Parker. And that’s all it takes for his well-ordered life to unravel.

Gail provides plenty of hang-ups, conflicts and agro in the story, but they are so well presented they are seamless and add to the pace and promise, and the major problem goes by the name of Lawrence, or Bonehead, or Pinky!! To find out why, you’ll just have to keep turning the pages, and once you’ve turned the first, you’ll be reluctant to put the book down until you’ve turned the last page.

Gail R Delaney’s writing is fast paced, smooth, and vivid. Near the end of the book there are several small typos that detract from the pace, but by then you are so involved with all the characters and action you can skip over them without being completely hauled out of the story.

Let’s hope Gail doesn’t wait for another three years to give us her next book.