It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare, it is because we do not dare that they are difficult. - Seneca

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

GETTING PERSONAL by Diane Amos ...

Sometimes good intentions aren't enough. No one knows that better than Monique St. Cyr, parochial school dropout, dieter extraordinaire, and want-to-be investigative reporter with pit bull tenacity and a habit of leaping headlong before she looks.

Monique, obituary writer for a tabloid-style newspaper in Portland, Maine, lives next door to her mother, Anne Marie, an erotic fiction author. Anne Marie enlists Monique's help to do research for her next book about couples who meet filling out several personals for her daughter.

Monique is swamped with emails, and her life gets even more complicated when she meets Jake Dube, a policeman with a wicked grin and a heated gaze.

From Booklist

Monique has goals and dreams just like everyone else. Some are modest in nature; some are pie-in-the-sky, but all are hampered by all-too-familiar issues. Monique is an obituary writer but wants to be an investigative reporter. She has a houseful of abandoned pets, a slight weight problem, a tendency for fibbing; she can't cook, and lives next door to her meddling mother. Monique also would love to meet a good man, but has no intention of marrying until she's a success in her chosen field. Quirky Monique charges headlong into life and often gets into trouble. It doesn't help that her novel-writing mother corresponds online with prospective dating partners for Monique in the name of research. The first time she has a brush with the law, she meets hunky cop Jake Dube. Although he's very interested and they develop a steamy relationship, those pesky issues prevent Monique from giving her all. Warm and lighthearted, Amos' novel will charm readers with its vivid characters, especially the spirited and all-too human Monique.

Romance Reviews Today—Perfect 10 (partial review)
GETTING PERSONAL is a delight! The book is filled with a cast of characters that provides plenty of chuckles and laugh out loud humor—the parrot who spouts obscenities, the "private eye" who works at Radio Shack, the parade of men who respond to the online ad, and Monique's mother, flower child turned erotic writer, to name a few. And then there's Monique herself, a quirky gem of a character who is a times side-splittingly funny while still exhibiting enough vulnerability and emotion to make her fully dimensional. Jake is the perfect foil for Monique's craziness; where she's impulsive and plunges headlong into trouble, he looks before he leaps and is somehow always there to pluck her out of the messy situations she gets herself into.

For a wonderfully funny, entertaining story, I highly recommend GETTING PERSONAL.


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*Check back tomorrow to read an excerpt from Getting Personal, AND for a special treat!*


Eliza Knight said...

Sounds fascinating and humorous!

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Sky Purington said...

This sounds like a fantastic read, Diane! Beautiful cover as well. :-)

Brenna Ash said...

Love the new cover on this one, Diane! Another one to add to my TBR pile!

Pat McDermott said...

What a great set up for a story! So many things can happen. Sounds like a great romp, Diane.

Diane said...

Yes, this book is hot and also humorous. Starting tomorrow, it's FREE on Amazon. Keep that in mind and let your friends and family know.

I'm very happy with the new cover!

Thanks to everyone for stopping by.


Hot Ash Romance Novels said...

I read this book in it's first printing. (MUCH better cover this time, Diane. wink)

The story was great. I loved the characters and the chemistry...and wasn't there a parrot with a potty mouth?

Diane said...

Yes, there's a parrot in both this book and the sequel, Mixed Blessings. I LOVE this color! The other brought tears to my eyes :-)


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