Thursday, January 19, 2012

Julie and Romeo Get Lucky by Jeanne Ray

Julie and Romeo Get Lucky by Jeanne Ray

Julie and Romeo have worked past their decades-old family feud, falling in love, and combined their two flower shops to one business. Julie's biggest concern is her granddaughter's obsession with watching Charlie and the Chocolate Factory until Romeo blows his back out and is stuck in Julie's bed, unable to move. Then her daughter becomes pregnant with triplets and forced to bed rest, which she decides to take in Julie's home. Suddenly, Julie has a house filled of people stuck in bed plus her regular guests of her other daughter's entire family.

How Julie has enough patience to deal with all the demanding people in her house is beyond me. I would have snapped on the first day. This book was cute, but the continuous mentions of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory started grating on my nerves. Despite that, I think this was actually better than the first book. I'm not sure if there's a third one yet but I could see it easily following this book.

First Line: "I heard the Candyman's voice as soon as I opened the door."


1 comment:

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

Really? I couldn't get through it. Loved the first, though.