The Sooner the Better–Debbie Macomber

I was pretty wary when I started this one. I’ve only read Jude Deveraux’s books when it comes to romance novel and she doesn’t waste her time describing peoples sex organs.  (Although she does get a little down and dirty sometimes, she describes the actions of love and not the tools.)

So when I started this book you can understand that I was terrified of having to read something so gross because I’ve always had someone to guide me through the romance books to ones that I would like.

Now I was taking on that title because Nikki and I are running out of Jude’s books and need a new author. I took it upon myself to branch out since she is addicted to the Sookie Stackhouse books right now and doesn’t have time to waste reading eighteen pages about boning. (Which she did in a Nora Roberts book not too long ago…Yikes.)

This book is about a past character, I’ve never read anything else of hers, but she explains in the beginning that she wrote this for all her fans who have asked what happened to Jack Keller.

Jack is an ex-mercenary who travels the world by boat (mostly the Mexico region) and is friends with Thomas Dancy, Lorraine’s father. He is about 15 years younger than him though (I was afraid that I would be reading about a 50 year old guy trying to hump a 30 year old woman. Yuck.)  Lorraine is a magnet for danger and ends up being framed for stealing one of Mexico’s most famous cultural pieces. Now she’s being pursued by Mexican police, the real art thief who has a murderous streak, and somehow ended pissing off a drug lord in the meantime and how he’s trying to murder her as well.

Thomas Dancy asks Jack for his help in getting his daughter back safely to America, Jack has a boat and can easily slip through the borders. This is where the real fun begins.

Like I said, I wasn’t sure about this book, and some parts seemed a little over the top when it came to the love stuff. But maybe because I’ve never been in love I thought it was a little ridiculous. The writing is very good however and it was a pretty awesome storyline, so I will definitely be reading more of Debbie Macombers’ books in the future.

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