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Wednesday, September 10, 2008

REVIEW for Scot on the Rocks and BOOK GIVEAWAY

PLEASE NOTE THAT I WILL BE GIVING THIS BOOK AWAY AS A BOOK GIVEAWAY. To enter, please leave me a comment on this post (make sure I have a way of reaching you). If you post about this on your blog, I will enter you twice! Contest is open to ALL and closes on September 20 at 6:00p.m. (EDT)

TITLE: Scot on the Rock

AUTHOR: Brenda Janowitz

DATE: 2007

GENRE: Chick Lit/Red Dress Ink

RATING: 4 stars

Adam at Harlequin was kind enough to send this book to me. Thank you Adam!

I am such a fan of chick lit, so I was absolutely thrilled to read Scot on the Rocks, written by the very marriage-focused Brenda Janowitz.

First off, I have to comment that I loved the cover! Yes, you will often find me commenting on book covers - which are, in my opinion, very important! This cover made me want to either eat or wear it!

I loved the premise of this book. Our main character Brooke had her heart broken by Trip - but that's okay - she is soooooo over him! So much so, in fact, that she is planning on attending Trip's wedding to "some girl". Brooke is all set for the big day, especially since she can show off her absolutely wonderful boyfriend Douglas, who should be proposing himself ------ any day now!

You can see where this is going and I loved it. What follows is a hysterically funny and, at times, extremely touching story of how Brooke will do anything to prove to Trip and to EVERYONE else that she is desirable, happy and in love. Sure, this book is a little over the top, but so what? Its chick lit and the goal is to tell an entertaining story and the author manages to do this beautifully.

What I also liked about the book was that there are some very touching moments. I felt how painful it was for Brooke to have to deal with her ex-boyfriend and his apparent joy, when she could not seem to get it together. I also cheered for Brooke as she finally gets to the place she needs to be.

I gotta say, between Trip and Douglas, I was betting that Brooke would give up on men altogether :) and I thought I had picked all the losers!

This is a great, funny and touching read. I highly recommend it.


Anonymous said...

Chick lit is my absolute favorite too. It's just relaxing entertainment!

Alea said...

I'd love to enter your giveaway! I do agree, pretty cover :D

aleareads @ gmail . com

Traci said...

Chick lit is my dirty little secret. This one sounds really good, and I totally agree about the cover. Please enter me!

Thank you,

(tracisharpton at msn dot com)

Chesh said...

I would love to win this book. It sounds really good.

angelleslament @ gmail.com

Unknown said...

Sounds like a fun book. Count me in!


Gwendolyn B. said...

I need a fun read! Hope I win! Thanks for the chance.
geebee.reads AT gmail DOT com

Anonymous said...

Count me in! I love chick-it books, it's a guilty pleasure.


Ladytink_534 said...

I've heard of this! I think I even have it on one of my wishlists somewhere. The cover is what caught my eye too.

Crystal Adkins said...

I would love love love to win this book! It sounds so awesome!!

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a fun chick lit to read. Please enter me in the giveaway.

I also blogged about this giveaway here:


- Carmen T

Anonymous said...

Throw in there as well! I just love the cover.

aimme21 at yahoo dot com

Cheryl said...

Ohh this sounds like a good book. Please enter me. Thanks

clbstitch at yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

I'd be grateful if you could enter me in this one. I've just read your most recent posts and I really enjoyed your interview with Claire Lazebnik. I will have to check out some of her books.

photoquest said...

Please enter me in your drawing! This sounds like a wonderful book and I too am a sucker for book covers!! This one makes me want to go bake something LoL!!

Rebekah (monkeygirlsmama) said...

Oh, please enter me. I have been wanting to read this book. I love curling up with a good chick lit novel, and this one sounds particular good.


littleminx at cox dot net

Anonymous said...

The books cover makes me crave some cake right now!
It would be kinda cool to eat bitesized wedding cakes...

Anyway chicklit, when its a little too over the top, can totally be a turn off. But it's nice to hear that there are other issues that help to level the whole over the top issues in the book :)

Bunny B said...

I'd love to win! Sounds fun! Thanks :)

bunnybx at gmail . com

Wendi said...

This book sounds great! I recently stumbled onto Brenda Janowitz's website, and would love to win this book to read and blog about - please include me - it sounds like a lot of fun!!

I've added your giveaway to my blog under the giveaway sidebar at:


Come visit!


Eva S said...

I'd love to read this book!

eva.silkka at gmail.com

MonieG said...

Sounds like a great book. Please enter me to win. I've added your giveaway to my blog Reading With Monie. Thanks!

buddyt said...

Hope you don't have cuase to regret the "open to ALL"

Please enter me in the giveaway but I am from South Africa

Unknown said...

Sounds like a fun read! Please enter me in your contest - thanks!


Anonymous said...

I'd love to be entered :) Thanks!

preferred.stock at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

Looks like another fun read. Thanks.

Krysten Lindsay Hager said...

If you judge a book by its cover then I'll love this one00how cute is that? sounds like a good read, too!
KrystenLindsay{at}gmail dot com

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