Monday, December 07, 2009

THE BIG 5-OH by Sandra D. Bricker YOWZA! SMOKIN'!

The Big 5-OH is probably Sandra Bricker’s funniest most romantic story yet. Yep. You heard me. I didn’t think she could get any funnier or write a novel with even more romance in it than her other ones. But she’s outdone herself with this one.

Once again, my husband made me stop reading in bed because I laughed so hard I was keeping him awake. I was so bummed since I normally do most of my reading in bed. Then I thought, I can do this. I can control my laughter. I know I can. Well, I was wrong. I couldn’t contain myself. So when hubby gave me that look, I read him one of the scenes that had me guffawing uncontrollably, and the two of us laughed until our laughter sounded as wheezy as Snidely the cartoon dog.

In The Big 5-OH you will meet some of the funniest, coolest, orneriest, interesting characters ever. Take for example…

Olivia Wallace. All her life her birthday ends up with some sort of catastrophe or another. And she doesn’t expect the Big 50 to be any different. When her next door neighbor finally convinces her to take a vacation, to spend her 50th birthday, in Florida, Olivia heads out to Florida, where she meets some really interesting people and pets.

First we’ll start with Jared…aka…Drop-dead-gorgeous, M.D., neighbor extraordinaire.

Next there’s Boofer who has, well, let’s just say a problem that no one would want to subject themselves to. Not on purpose anyway. And the space collar it wears adds even more character to the pet’s many charms. And I won’t even mention the rest of the critters she encounters. Human or otherwise.

And we mustn’t forget the trespassing old man who swims laps in Olivia’s pool at the most ungodliness hour ever no matter how many times she asks him not to.

And…I think I’ll stop there. Read it for yourself to discover the rest of the cast.

Let me leave you with this thought…when I buy a romance book, I want it to be filled with romance. And if it has a good dose of humor in it, that’s even better. Well, this book, The Big 5-OH by Sandra Bricker is loaded with humor and sweet romance throughout the whole novel. So, if you’re looking for a great read, then look no further. The Big 5-OH will not disappoint.

Until next time...

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Debra Ullrick 2nd place winner in the 16th Annual Heartsong Awards Favorite New Author category
The Bride Wore Coveralls, 2nd place winner in the 16th Annual Heartsong Awards Favorite Contemporary Romance category
Déjà vu Bride, the sequel to, The Bride Wore Coveralls, Spirit Light Books
Dixie Hearts, Barbour publishing

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Unknown said...

Hey Debra! I just love your reviews. Every one that you've posted makes me want to run out and buy the book. I purchased Love finds you in Holiday Fla. just from reading your review of it. I haven't had a chance to read it yet, because of the holidays and all, but it's first on my list after Christmas.
Now, I just have to have The Big 5-OH! Once again wonderful review!


Unknown said...

Hey Debra! I have The Circle of Friends Award waiting for you over at my blog on over and pick it up!