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Book Review: Going Rogue, Rise and Shine Twenty-Nine (Stephanie Plum, #29) by Janet Evanovich

Going Rogue: Rise and Shine Twenty-Nine (Stephanie Plum, #29) by Janet Evanovich was published on November 1, 2022.  The novel opens with Stephanie Plum arriving at the bonds office on a Monday morning, and office manager Connie Rosolli isn't there.  When Stephanie finally gets into the office, the file room has been tossed.  Then comes the ransom call, which sends Stephanie on the hunt for a mysterious coin that she needs to get Connie released. The Stephanie Plum book series is one that I've come to love and enjoy when I need a light read that will give me some laughs.  Right off the start, this edition has yet again made me think it's now being ghost written because Lula is asking if one of the people bonded out by Vinnie is Joe Morelli's grandmother.  Lula already know who she is, so this is what made me think that it's ghost written.  If the author just wanted to reintroduce Bella, there had to be a better way to do this. With that being said, I absolutely lov

Book Review: The Summer of Christmas by Juliet Giglio & Keith Giglio

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The Summer of Christmas by Juliet Giglio and Keith Giglio opens with up and coming screenwriter Ivy Green about to have her life turned upside down. In the midst of her getting an agent, Ivy's boyfriend breaks up with her. Will they get back together?
Thank you, NetGalley and Sourcebooks Casablanca for the Advanced Reader Copy (ARC) of The Summer of Christmas by Juliet Giglio and Keith Giglio. I was happy to read this book in exchange for my honest review.
When I saw the title of the book, the cover, and read the synopsis of The Summer of Christmas I was intrigued. After reading the novel, I wasn't disappointed. In the romantic comedy genre, I'd also classify it as a beach read.
The beginning of the book was a little rough as it felt a bit rushed and choppy because it jumped forward several years. There are also a few times that the wording in the book was odd, but I think that may be because I received an Advanced Readers Copy. Hopefully, these little oddities and transitions are ironed out before the official publication.

Growing up in the modeling and acting business, I loved the premise of The Summer of Christmas. It felt like home to me, if that makes sense. Although I was familiar with much of the terminology and what goes on behind the scenes of a movie set, the authors did a great job of explaining much of the terms that people outside of the business may not be familiar with.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Even though I don't read romantic comedies on a regular basis, I found it to be a super fun read. Although there were some predictable parts, it didn't detract from the storyline in my opinion. I gave The Summer of Christmas by Juliet Giglio and Keith Giglio three out of five stars.

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