Friday, January 3, 2014

Back from vacation but GONE TROPICAL!!!

With Robena Grant...

Her new book, Gone Tropical, met my new years resolution of making fun my bitch. It was a fun read.

It was especially fun to read as an American knowing that Robena is Australian. The book is set in Australia and I enjoyed learning some authentic lingo, food and customs while reading this contemporary romantic comedy.

Jake, our hero, orders a 'flat white' in the hotel café where he first meets Amy, our heroine.

This is what Wikipedia says about a flat white: "A flat white is a coffee beverage developed in Australia and New Zealand in the 1980s. It is prepared by pouring microfoam (steamed milk from the bottom of a pitcher) over a single or double shot of espresso (sometimes ristretto espresso). It is somewhat similar to the cappucino, latte and the café au lait although smaller in volume, therefore having a higher proportion of coffee to milk, and milk that is more velvety in consistency."

The supporting characters are colorful and fun as well. Sarge is Jake's cohort.

"Sarge snapped his fingers and leaned forward, eyes sparkling. "I've just had a bloody beaut idea."

The path that Jake and Amy take to find her embezzling snake of an ex-husband and fall in love with each other is definitely not a straight path. It's a crooked winding road full of potholes and obstacles.

But it's sexy. And funny.

And the book is a really enjoyable read.

Go for it y'all!!!


Speaking of enjoyable reads - Kristen Ashley's Law Man is today's* kindle daily deal for 99cents.

I read it. I read it again. I will probably read it again at some point.

*(Friday 1/3/14)

What do you think, dear readers, flat whites for everyone?

I just got a Fidalgo Bay gift certificate.


  1. Wow! This is fabulous, Judy!! I'm happy that you liked a story that I had so much fun writing, but more importantly, I thoroughly loved your blog post on this. You caught the tone in your post that I hoped to convey in the story. Kudos. : )

  2. I do like those Aussies. Thanks for the heads-up on this one! :)

  3. @Linda and LM - it's definitely entertaining and enjoyable.