Thursday, October 10, 2013

Take a Chance on Me

Weak at the Knees by Jo Kessel
: September 20, 2013 by Create Space
When you read this book you can't help but be transported across the world. The majority of the story takes place at a ski resort in the French Alps, which just makes me want to go skiing. Also, since the main character is English, there's all type of English words (using jumper instead of sweater or boot instead of trunk) that were a lot of fun for this American girl.

Not only are the locations exotic but the guys are as well. First there's Hugo, the rich Englishman whose everything a girl could want. Then there's Rod, the carefree young Australian skier, who you can't help but want to spend time with. Finally there's Olivier, the sophisticated, dreamy Frenchman, whose unfortunately already married. But still, don't forget about his younger brother Michel, whose still French and single.

Unfortunately, while the book had all the locations and characters that should lead to a fun book, and the bones of a good plot line, overall it just didn't quite work for me. Remember those times in school when you were told, "Show me what's happening, don't tell me." This is a classic case of that. There were times when it managed to work, but overall it just felt a little off.

It was a little predictable too, but that's not something I mind as much. I think that's what you expect in a romance book like this. Still, part of me wishes I had enjoyed it a little bit more.


Since today is my birthday, I'm giving you a birthday present in reverse. One lucky winner will receive their own copy of this book. US and Canada winners may choose an electronic copy or print copy. Winners outside of the US and Canada are eligible for a electronic copies only. Please use the rafflecopter form below to enter.

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In addition, there is also a tour wide giveaway for a bottle of Ch√Ęteauneuf-du-Pape wine. I actually did a report on these wines back in college, so I'm extremely excited about this giveaway! To enter, please fill out this google document

Disclosure: I was provided this book through TLC Book Tours. All opinions expressed are my own.


  1. #1: Happy Birthday! #2: This is exactly the kind of escapist novel I love to read. Predictable, but fun and entertaining. Lord knows I need more books like this in my life!

  2. Thank you so much for featuring my new novel Weak at the Knees on your fab blog Shoshana. Here's hoping your readers will 'take a chance on me'!!

  3. Thanks for sharing your thoughts on this book for the tour.