Title: Valentine’s Day is Killing Me
Author: MaryJanice Davidson, Leslie Esdaile, Susanna Carr
Publisher: Kensington 2006
Rating: 3 / 5 stars
Reading Challenges: Support Your Local Library; February Romance Month; A to Z Titles: V
Another short story compilation, this time Valentine’s Day themed. Like almost every compilation I pick up, I like some of the stories, and not some of the stories. This one included:
- Cuffs and Coffee Breaks by MaryJanice Davidson — Already love Davidson and this story was a fun adventure “who dun it.” The only think that I didn’t like was the logic with the crime featured. It seemed a little convuluted, more like a plot device than a real crime. The two main characters were fun and likable. Overall I did like this story.
- A “No Drama” Valentine’s by Leslie Esdaile — Just could not get into this story at all. Maybe it was the writing, maybe the characters, maybe the plot. I just didn’t enjoy reading this one.
- Valentine Survivor by Susanna Carr — Fairly interesting story, fairly interesting characters. I give this one a middle grade, not amazing, but not horrible. The main character was a little too neurotic for my tastes.
A fairly decdent Valentine’s Day themed compilation. Maybe I’ll pick up another one this month. Until then, I’m going to move to a book recommended by a friend. It’s a little heavier in tone, but she says it was amazing.