January 07, 2014

{Review} {Interview} The Merchant of Venice Beach (The Venice Beach Romance #1) @celiabonaduce {Hosted} @itchingforbooks

The Merchant of Venice Beach
Title: The Merchant of Venice Beach
Author: Celia Bonaduce
Series: The Venice Beach Romance
Publisher: Kensington Publishing Comp.
Release Date: August 1, 2013
Pages: 230
Format Read: Finished Print
Source: Publisher/Tour


The Rollicking Bun--Home of the Epic Scone--is the center of Suzanna Wolf's life. Part tea shop, part bookstore, part home, it's everything she's ever wanted right on the Venice Beach boardwalk, including partnership with her two best friends from high school, Eric and Fernando. But with thirty-three just around the corner, suddenly Suzanna wants something more--something strictly her own. Salsa lessons, especially with a gorgeous instructor, seem like a good start--a harmless secret, and just maybe the start of a fling. But before she knows it, Suzanna is learning steps she never imagined--and dancing her way into confusion.

Celia_Bonaduce.jpgAbout the Author
Currently a Field Producer on HGTV’s House Hunters, Celia Bonaduce's TV credits cover a lot of ground - everything from field-producing ABC’s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition to writing for many of Nickelodeon’s animated series, including Hey, Arnold and Chalkzone. An avid reader, entering the world of books has always been always a lifelong ambition.

Very delightful, sweet, funny read.  This book was fast paced and wonderful.  Friendships and love rock this story set in California.  Although this has a romance in it, it is more like Bridget Jones Diary with a cast of strong friends and less of why am I single. The one almost sex scene has a very funny twist, is not explicit, and ends with the heroine being embarrassed. So all in all this book was very comical at times and is just a fun light read. Great for the coming spring!  Or something to take with you at the beach.

"*I received a copy of this book for free to review, this in no way influenced my review, all opinions are 100% honest and my own."
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This is a new author for me but the book sounds great. It's a definite read for me especially since you gave it five stars. Thanks for the review and spotlight.

I really have to check this books out. From your review it sounds really great and the blurb also sounds good.

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