Thursday, February 25, 2010

Daring Chloe

Laura Jensen Walker

Chloe has led a safe, quiet life. Adventure? No thank you! But when her fiancé dumps her the night before their wedding, her friends convince her to take the vacation of a lifetime … and timid Chloe blossoms into daring Chloe. A Chloe who just might be ready to face her biggest adventure of all. 

My Take:
This book had some definite positives and negatives.  Lets get the negatives out of the way first.  The end didn't feel complete, I really enjoyed the book until I realized it was over.  There were some little side stories that were left unfinished, some mini romances were left hanging.  The transitions between scenes could also feel very abrupt, and left you checking what you've just read to make sure you read it correctly.  Now for the positives:  This was a very enjoyable book, was it life changing?  Nope.  But that's okay, its just meant to be a fluffy fun novel.  The descriptions of food and art in this book just about make you drool onto the pages.  If you are a "foodie" or art buff, this is definitely a book for you.  This book centers around a book club, and it is just full of quotes from great books such as "Little Women", "Les Miserables", "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" and many more.  All of the literature references were a book worm's dream.  However if you aren't familiar with each of the books, you will understand everything just the same.  Overall, I enjoyed this book, the characters were relatable and it was fun to watch the growth of the main character, Chloe.  I rate this book a 3, Buy at a Used Book Store.  Its very entertaining, but it doesn't sick with you very long after reading it.  I do look forward to reading more books by this author, she is a very engaging writer.

Do you agree with my review?  Do you think I'm totally off base?  Either way I'd love to hear from you, be sure to leave a comment and tell me how you feel!

Did you enjoy Daring Chloe?  If so, It's About Your Husband is right up your alley, it's modern and fun!

Check out the rest of the Romance Section of The Book Buff, my favorite romance is Pride and Prejudice.

If this book were a movie it would likely be rated PG.  There is a reference to an accidental premarital pregnancy, but it is quite innocent and brief.

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litlove said...

Hi! I thought I'd come over and visit - lovely blog. I haven't read this book but it sounds like a fun and relaxing read, and I'll certainly look out for it. I enjoy a fluffy book every now and then, particularly in gray, cold weather!

The Book Buff said...

This is a good rainy day book, its very cheerful, and reading the descriptions of Paris is a great way to pass the time!

Life Arts Trainer said...

Wow!Hho said you are not a masters!I love the way you are writing.i amust follw you.Follw me too.

The Book Buff said...

I'm glad you enjoyed my review! I do love to write, but nope, I don't have a Masters :)

Juju at Tales of said...

I LOVE this book. I just recently reviewed it as well actually :)

The Book Buff said...

It was a fun read, I enjoyed it :)


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