Happy Friday morning My Friends!
Today is going to be a glorious day, filled with fun, sun, and happiness. Things have been getting crazier but all for the better. I will get to the updates about my life later.
Today, instead of a list I have another review for you. On this Friday, I had the pleasure of reviewing a book by John Morris. Just a quick shout out to Tribute Books for another great opportunity! Sit back, grab your coffee and Happy reading, friends.
Morgan thought he had it made. He owned a cozy if dilapidated house in Aspen’s otherwise-fashionable West End, had lots of friends, a great business, threw the best parties in town.
Then his beautiful-but-aloof neighbor Risa sued him for a million bucks-- for killing her dog. (Seriously. And he hadn’t even been there.) She was asking the judge to throw him out of town, too. (It’s a local tradition.)
For Morgan, the money didn’t matter. He didn’t have a nickel to his name. But he couldn’t imagine not living in Aspen.
His only hope: to win a 2-million dollar golf tournament (held on the sly at the local links) and pay Risa off.
Either that or discover her deep, dark secret and blackmail her.
This book was very intriguing to say the least. The spurts of humor mixed in with a (almost) real situation kept me guessing what was going to be on the next page. The main character Morgan (the look alike to Matthew McConaughey) was easy to like. He seemed popular, laid back, and loveable. Risa (the look alike swimming suit model), on the other hand, wasn’t so lovable in my opinion. She was quick to snap for no reason, jumped to assumptions, and always thought she was right. It would take a lot to fall in love with her, which was a goal of Morgan’s. To have her fall in love with him would hopefully eliminate the One Million Dollar lawsuit over Risa’s dead dog that was headed his way because he was being accused from the (Not so) endearing Risa.
There were a couple of hiccups that I did find however. One of them was the lawsuit. Suing someone for one million dollars over a dead dog seems pretty far-fetched (pun intended). The fact that we found out who really did kill the dog at the beginning sets the lawsuit into an ever more unreasonable setting. I know pet lovers treat their pets like family, but this seems irrational. Especially since there was no hard evidence other than being in the wrong place at the wrong time. That aside, I also found the relationship between Morgan and Risa hard to grasp. There was no chemistry and one minuet they were kissing (for really no reason) and the next she is throwing Brussels sprouts at him. I am always up for a heated argument when there is a plausible cause, but it was so hot and cold and both of them were still, in a sense, complete strangers. I just couldn’t find the spark I was looking for. Lastly, the comparisons drawn between the characters appearances and celebrities threw me off. This may not be so for other readers, but I love to form characters in my mind as to what they look like. I found myself not being able to do this here because there was a celebrity matched up to almost every character. There was a slim Bill Clinton, a prettier Nicole Kidman, Hugh Grant, and so on. Once a name was associated to a character, I automatically put that celebrity’s face with their name. I felt I was reading a celebrity gossip novel formed around a golf tournament.
All hiccups aside, I did find the humor the author placed in the novel as very welcoming. Anyone who has a busy out of control life will appreciate the stress that Morgan goes through and how he deals with one of a kind situations. If you’re looking for a fascinating book that will keep you guessing every step of the way, this one is for you. The ending is well worth it.
About the Author:
John Morris lives in Aspen, Colorado, with his loving wife and two wonderful children. Having worked many of the same cowboy / construction / bartender / ski-patrol jobs as his fictional counterpart Morgan, he can vouch for how easy it is for a good-looking guy to get in trouble there.
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Read On, Friends. Read on!