Saturday, April 14, 2012

Review: Double Mocha, Heavy on your Phone Number By June Kramin

Title:  Double Mocha, Heavy On your Phone Number
Author: June Kramin
Publication: Musa Publishing
Publication Date: December 15th, 2011
Review Rating: 2
Review By: Megan Duncan
Review for: The Romance Reviews

                  Double Mocha was a great book to curl up to on a boring Sunday while drinking your favorite beverage.  An easy, fast paced read where you can jump pages and not feel like you missed out on anything important.
                Unable to make it home in a snowstorm, Ellie seeks shelter at an old farmhouse. When the owner’s grandson shows up and happens to be the man she had given the brush off to twice, it takes all they have not to kill each other during the snowed-in days that follow. The last thing Ellie plans on is the relationship outlasting the storm. Bix’s persistence at a relationship and attempts to help her at her job with his computer skills proves to be more than Ellie can continue to push away. She finds herself where she never wanted to be after losing her fianc√© a year ago. In love again. When Ellie’s twin sister shows up and puts all their lives at risk, they must now weather a different kind of storm together.
                As I was starting in on Chapter one of Double Mocha, I was completely taken aback by the hero’s name, can you just imagine calling out  “Bix.  Bix…oh yeah oh yeah.  Bix…ri…right there!  Oh Bix!” in the throes of passion? Excuse me while I commence into a fit of giggling.  Now, there’s nothing wrong with that name.  Nothing at all!  But as a hero in a romance?
                As I started getting into the middle of the book, I couldn’t help but notice it read like everyday life.  Nothing really was going on!  There was no sexual tension or even chemistry that I could see…or feel between the two main characters.  There was no big argument or climatic event, and it only got interesting when Ellie’s twin sister arrives in town.  But only a little.  I really found it hard to keep reading until the very end….I really did.  But I did love Bix’s persistence with a relationship, it could have been annoying having someone chases after you constantly, but Kramin handled it in a way that was endearing.

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