Nor do we require a farce that might have been more appropriate as an outright R-rated romp but instead awkwardly chooses to be a PG bring-the-kids outing. Now-penniless, the mooch moves in with estranged sister Sara Salma Hayek and decides to tutor his shy and fatherless year-old nephew, Hugo Raphael Alejandro , in the art of being a junior Casanova. That means we are subjected to questionable cross-generational humor of varying degrees of silliness and stupidity. Not because there are already three other Robs in the cast, but because the onetime Brat Pack member clearly has perfected the knack of not taking himself too seriously.
As for Hayek, she is always a welcome sight, even when wasted as a straight woman. Who knows? I liked this book. I wish it had been longer. Jan 21, Haley rated it it was amazing. Loved another one of Marcia's books- I'm not surprised! Jan 08, Caron Pescatore rated it really liked it. I so liked this book! It's almost embarrassing how much I liked it. Then Rome and Alec--the heroine's beloved older brother--constantly call each other dude, bro, and use other stereotypical "California Speak" even though they live in a small town in Washington State. Nevertheless, despite all the juvenil Dude!
Nevertheless, despite all the juvenile speak, I really liked the book.
To be honest, I don't read a lot of contemporary romance books nowadays; I'm more into historical novels. But every once in a while the mood strikes and I find myself perusing the contemporary romance section on Amazon. Actually, this particular book popped up during a freebie search in the historical romance section--I don't know what was up with that. Anyhow, I'm a big fan of Ms. McClure's historical westerns, so when I saw that she was the author of this book, I figured I'd give it a try. I'm so glad I did. Does the book have issues?
Yes it does! For one thing, it could do with some editing. There's the usual grammatical errors that seem to be typical with most e-books nowadays--missing words here and there, incorrect word used here and there, and the like. One of the bigger mistakes I found was that in one part of the book one character's eyes were described as being green, then later, when we finally meet her, we're told they are such a dark brown as to be almost black.
The story is super clean. There are kissing scenes which are more in line with teenagers having a heavy make-out session. Rome and Alec are both portrayed as "gentlemen" and I'm pretty sure--although it's never specifically stated--that both the heroine, Tierny, as well as Rome's little sister, Celeste, are virgins. Pretty amazing that! TWO virgins within the same vicinity in the 21st Century. As a matter of fact, for all I know Alec and Rome are both virgins too.
Alec firmly believes that Tierney is making a mistake and is only marrying the man because of pressure from their overbearing, socially conscious mother. Tierney breaks off her engagement, but she and Rome don't meet again until Alec gets her to move to Washington where he lives.
From the point of their second meeting the story that unfolds is one about the regular everyday development of not only Rome and Tierney's relationship, but also Alec and Celeste's. Although we're never told, it seemed as though all the characters were of ages somewhere in their twenties, although to be honest, they acted more like teenagers.
LOL Anyhow, other than the developing romance between the couples Rome and Tierney being the focus there really isn't anything else going one in the story--there is one aspect dealing with Tierney's boss' creepy husband, but that's minor. There's no intrigue, mystery, suspense, misunderstandings between the couple, or anything else of that nature.
The story that unfolds is sweet and uncomplicated. So bottom line, I really liked this book. Parts of the story are a little corny, while other parts seem downright juvenile, but if you enjoy reading YA novels, or if you are in the mood for something that is light, fluffy, innocent, and sweet, you may very well enjoy this book. Happy reading! Dec 26, Cheryl Mclaws rated it did not like it. I'll try to be gentle with this, while still being honest. I've been an MLM fan for years but, lately, it seems like her writing has really gone down hill.
The repetition and ridiculous and constant gushing of the heroine in this book really turned me off. Every two pages, it seemed, we were once again told the story about Rome at the bridal shower which was completely unnecessary. Why did it have to constantly be brought back up?
It was really annoying. I hate when authors treat me like an idiot and can't remember something that's happened three chapters ago and continue to remind me about it over and over again.
One Classic Latin Lover, Please book. Read 88 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Tierney's smile broadened as she read the front of. uzafifirived.tk: One Classic Latin Lover, Please (): Marcia Lynn McClure: Books.
Also, the constant references to Latin lovers was a bit over the top. I understand that was Teirney's "thing" but it was way too much.
And speaking of Teirney--here we go again with another really young, and immature heroine who, in my opinion, doesn't really deserve the hero she gets. Why do these guys put up with these ridiculous girls?? Write a heroine who isn't still in her teens!! Someone who's had some life experiences and can really be a good match for the incredible heroes you create!
Oct 16, Suzana rated it it was ok. I think this will be the last book I read of hers. I'm puzzled how a good author gets worse instead of better the more they write. More swearing and worse than the last one - disappointing! It's frustrating to try to read a book with duel descriptions per page of a character or the scenery, mostly about the hero. I found myself rolling my eyes, both mentally and physically, because how many times are you going to describe him exactly the same.
I got it the first time! And how many times are you I think this will be the last book I read of hers. And how many times are you going to describe the heroine's wish? Again, I got it the first time. It's almost like she ran out of words and to get a full-length novel so she can charge more, she just repeated herself over and over, and over again. Sep 05, Michelle rated it it was amazing Shelves: romance. Dead brain cell rating. I debated about whether or not to list that I've read this book. I usually find romance novels unrealistic and not very well written.
It's a simple, predictable chick-flick book. That said, it was fun. A clean romance?
Was there much substance? They were a close knit, loving family who showed genuine concern and affection towards each other and their good friends. It wasn't as clean as her other ones. This book seemed undeveloped, incomplete, and very juvenile. Big Sky Jackson Brodie Book 5. Honestly, if you have not read any McClure books, you are so missing out.
Several months after my initial review I came back and revised my rating from four to five stars. I still agree with everything I wrote above. But this book was just fun, and I have thought on it again Dead brain cell rating. But this book was just fun, and I have thought on it again and again with pleasure. Hence, it really deserves five stars because it makes me smile even months later!
Oct 25, Julie rated it did not like it. This book seemed undeveloped, incomplete, and very juvenile. What I thought was a cute part of the story quickly turned into a part that I wished had never happend at all because of the many times I had to hear about it. It was unnecessary. It felt like scenes were randomly thrown in an ok, I have been a fan of the earlier works, but latley Marcia's books have been a little annoying.
It felt like scenes were randomly thrown in and there was no real 'story' there I knida felt like this was a 'hurry up and write about alot of kissing and a handsome man so I can sell another book' kind of thing Not a fan of this one! May 29, Melody rated it it was amazing Shelves: mcclure-marcia-lynn. Read this book on an airplane to kill time, best flight ever!
I had only 12 pages left when I had to power down my Kindle- that was the only bummer to reading this! Would give all Marcia's books 11 stars if I could! Kind of fun to laugh out loud on an airplane too, hehe. Loved Rome's family, reminded me so much of my own! I loved the br Read this book on an airplane to kill time, best flight ever! I loved the brother sister relationships, they were just as sibling relationships should be!
Dec 18, Nichole Burklund rated it it was amazing. To be honest the name didn't catch me at first because my husband is definitely not Latin Swedish and I seem to picture him often as I read your books but I was quickly into the book and absolutely loved it!
Yes my husband could fit the profile of a Latin lover! Feb 13, Kimberly Krey rated it it was amazing. Loved this read as much as I do MLM's other romances. I'm someone who usually prefers her historical over contemporary, but this was so much fun with the 80s references, including Milli Vanilli and the ever famous NCMOS! Oct 02, Karen Phelps rated it it was amazing. Great I liked the characters in this book. I thought it was fun to read.
The book was upbeat and entertaining. The kids bond with their father once again since they left their parents. I liked the romance between the brothers and sisters of both friends. Jan 30, Laura rated it liked it Shelves: romance. This was not my favorite MLM. It seemed pretty slow, most of it focusing on the main characters inability to trust. An ok read, but not one I have to own. I really enjoyed that one! Oct 16, Erika B.
Hooray it finally came! I've been waiting for this one for awhile! Was it super cheesy? Of course! Do I love that? Nov 07, M. I needed something to cheer me up and this book was just the ticket! I love Marcia's characters and that they are quirky and different from the norm. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Readers also enjoyed. About Marcia Lynn McClure. Marcia Lynn McClure. Born in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Marcia Lynn McClure grew up influenced by the reminiscent stories of rugged, rural Colorado farm life fascinatingly recounted to her by her parents, grandparents, uncles and aunts…tales of runaway buckboards, mule-drawn plows and dust pneumonia; verbalized images of stream-flooded meadows, frozen over in winter, where a child could peer through the crystal clear ic Born in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Marcia Lynn McClure grew up influenced by the reminiscent stories of rugged, rural Colorado farm life fascinatingly recounted to her by her parents, grandparents, uncles and aunts…tales of runaway buckboards, mule-drawn plows and dust pneumonia; verbalized images of stream-flooded meadows, frozen over in winter, where a child could peer through the crystal clear ice in wonder at the small fish, snakes and mice sealed in the meadow grasses beneath; stories of hardship and tragedy, love and loss.
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