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Crazy Little Thing (A Bell Harbor Novel)
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
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This is a light, easy romance and started out as a fun story about Sadie who has recently split from her cheating husband. Her life is a mess because of the breakup so she goes to visit her Aunt Dody in Bell Harbour to give herself breathing room while she tries to figure out where she and her children go from here.

To begin with I thought it was amusing and her scatterbrained aunt Dody and her cousins' Fontaine and Jasper were quite entertaining but by the time I made it to halfway it was starting to wear thin. All the characters started to become caricatures and the constant snark and parry was tedious. I get that Sadie had trust issues but her coping mechanism of resorting to sarcasm just made her seem like a harpy most of the time.

If you like your romances to be a laugh a minute then this is the one for you. It does have it's moments and it's quite amusing at times but I didn't love it as much as I'd hoped for.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
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I had the opportunity to read this book in one day over two long train journeys and I found myself engrossed in it and grinning a lot - I managed to avoid laughing out loud, but only just. This is not because the story is unique or particularly challenging - it is a contemporary romance of a young woman, who has had a bitter divorce and who is trying to avoid men. She stays in a small town with her eccentric family and is overwhelmingly attracted by Des, a locum doctor, but the effect of her marital history makes her shy of men and frightened to commit. The story is completely predictable and the characters and setting are reasonably familiar.

What engaged me about the book was the style which was warmhearted and engaging. The writing is witty and realistic. For a change, the main character, Sadie, actually grows and changes through the novel in a believable way. The author avoids humour by humiliation and the situations she contrives for Sadie and Des are believable (if not actually realistic).

I've read a lot of this type of novel and this is one of the best I have read - I highly recommend it for a feel-good, lighthearted and amusing experience.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 20 July 2014
An enjoyable tale of family, friends, loves and emotions. It sweeps you along as Sadie gradually gets her life back together after her divorce of a year ago. At times it had me sighing in frustration for the missed chances for Sadie and at others laughing out loud at the fun this author brings to the gradual solving of the tale. Light hearted certainly but enjoyable in spades!
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22 of 26 people found the following review helpful
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Aunt Dody's house seems like a place for Sadie to retreat to ......but with toned sexy hunks about well Sadie's plans do not go according to plan.

I just loved reading this book, the blurb sounded like it would have lots of action, romance and a tale that you could follow. It has and more just what a girl needs lots of romance, chaos at times but something that keeps you wanting to read it. I think it would be great as a film, a romantic girlie film I know I for one would buy it.

I laughed and cried when reading this book as there are moments when you think that maybe Sadie might get her life in order then something else seems to appear. At times a bit like real life but in real life the hunks don't seem to appear. Maybe we all need a Aunt Dody.

A great book to escape with, well for me it was just perfect escapism.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
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A very enjoyable, light hearted and at times laugh out loud romantic read. I was first drawn to the book because of the main character, Sadie who seemed a little OCD which is a lot like me and was so pleased to see that the story had so much more depth to it. A really enjoyable read and I would definitely recommend especially for one of those rainy days where you want to curl up on the couch with a good book:)
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This book is a good read about Sadie who is trying to get over her divorce to her cheating ex-husband. She decides to spend the summer with her Aunt Dody and get her life back on track. Sadie is a bit annoying at the beginning but as the book moves on I did warm to her more. Desmond is lovely and seems to genuinely fall for Sadie but to be honest you do wonder quite why he puts up with her! The star of the book is Aunt Dody, who is warm, loving and a bit eccentric and is determined for Sadie to get some fun back into her life. Tracy Brogan writes a good story and has created here some interesting and quirky characters, I am keen to read some more of her books.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 30 December 2013
What a fabulous book! A slice of pure romance wonderfully written with a smattering of belly laughs for good measure, a joy to read. Can't wait to read another by Tracy.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 8 June 2014
If you are looking for a light hearted read this is the one for you. A story of love lost and love found with laugh out loud moments, I thoroughly recommend.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
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I used the title of this book for the title of my review because it describes the book exactly. It is delightfully and charmingly crazy. The plot itself could be described as mundane but the wonderful characters lift it to a completely different level. It is said that the path of true love never runs smoothly and the path was certainly not smooth for Sadie and Des. The antics of all the characters were warm and fun and even when it was way over the top, it was somehow believable. I feel I want to visit Bell Harbour Michigan and party with them all. It is sheer escapism at its best. The writing style is easy to read and the whole story is undemanding and pleasant. Don't be misled that it is light weight though. It does deal with serious issues too. I would recommend this to anyone who enjoys romance and family stories. Word of caution if you are reading it when travelling .......
there are many laugh aloud moments.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 21 December 2013
chose a four star rating because it's a nice little read.typical romance with a easy story.
some fine elaborate characters in it too.
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