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Between the Panels

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In the interest of full disclosure, I feel I should state that I received a copy of this book from my friend who knows the author. Neither asked for a review, but I offered anyway.

Between the Panels is a contemporary romance the takes place over some months between Emma, and Scott. Scott happens to work at the local comic store, and the majority of their interactions happen there, and seem to involve Scott trying to get Emma to buy certain titles/trades.

Other than being short, Emma is how I would love to come off to people, especially guys I’m interested in. She is sassy, sarcastic, and comes off as confidant-even when she is feeling unsure or uncertain. Sadly, that is not me.

Scott seems like a honest to goodness nice guy. He seems content to let Emma control the relationship, but he doesn’t hold back with his witty/snarky comments either. Where is a single guy like Scott for me?

Sadly, this about sums up the book. Throw in nasty commentary about working retail (numerous times), some not-quite conflict (more of a disagreement/disgruntlement) with a roommate and you have the book. It is basically their interactions over time that turn into a relationship.

There is not real conflict they have to overcome, no real misunderstanding (if you squint, one with the roommate, but there wasn’t any real meat to it), nothing. Which (while I have it with the negatives), isn’t that bad of a thing. I have a stack of books I read when I’m feeling down/off/blah. They are the books I don’t have to think to hard about that give me a good feeling. Between the Panels has been added to that pile.

To sum it up: Between the Panels is a book about a snarky girl & the guy who give as good as he gets. Fluff. Not for everyone, but I liked it.

3.75 stars.

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Overdue Update

A friend of mine, Jamie, just started making her blog and mentioned it to me (when finished, it will also be a book review blog-but our tastes in books differ so there shouldn’t be much duplication between us in books posted). When I went to show her how I was organizing my posts, I was shocked to see my last post was in April. I still can’t believe how fast time has flown!
I’m going to go back and get the past promised reviews done (some day, hopefully sooner than later) in addition to a few others. Especially now that Jamie will help keep me on track. As you can see, so far for January I’m right on track for too many books, not enough time.

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(Right now I’m on a Yasmine Galenorn kick, who I have read before and I’ve decided to give her new books a try)
Thanks to everyone who has stuck with me through my (many) bouts of flightiness. This is a new year, and a time to start fresh!

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