Thursday, January 03, 2008

LuAnn McLane's TRICK MY TRUCK BUT DON'T MESS WITH MY HEART - a review and a contest!!



UPDATE! Because of your incredible response to this post, LuAnn has added another book for giveaway - an autographed copy of TRICK MY TRUCK BUT DON'T MESS WITH MY HEART! Sweeeet, LuAnn! The drawing for both books will be Friday evening - good luck everyone - and huge thanks to you, LuAnn!!

LuAnn McLane never fails to entertain. Her books are sometimes quirky, always romantic, and never fail to have comedic touches that guarantee a fun reading experience! I wrote a while back about LuAnn's talent at writing first person and that talent shines in this book. The heroine in this book, Candie, comes to life on the pages as you witness her experiences, thoughts and emotions as they happen.
My review:
When Candie Montgomery returns home to Kentucky in an attempt to save her family's floundering used car business during her father's medical crisis, she is met by cold shoulders everywhere she goes in her small hometown. Turns out that everyone blames her for the earlier broken engagement of her twin sister, Sarah. Although she can't comprehend just how this misunderstanding came to be, she decides that she needs a "pretend" boyfriend to fool the townspeople and take the chill off; the luscious Tommy Tucker is quick to volunteer for the job. Candie is thrilled to have his help, but when his pretend kisses get progressively more intense, she begins to wonder who is actually being fooled. Tommy makes her feel beautiful and sexy, not the norm for Candie who has always felt that Sarah was the more beautiful twin.
Candie and Tommy are incredibly fun characters. The sisterly relationship of Candie and Sarah is especially sweet and realistically written, with each having her own insecurities and vulnerabilities. Secondary characters are a charming addition and Sarah's romance is a nice bonus.
I highly recommend this book - what better way to use those bookstore gift cards you received for Christmas? TRICK MY TRUCK releases January 2, 2008, so pre-order your copy today! Here are quick links to Amazon and Barnes & Noble for your convenience in checking it out!



The contest: LuAnn is generously offering up a copy of DANCING SHOES AND HONKY TONK BLUES and some other fun surprises as a prize - woohoo! I'm going to run this contest for one a week (US residents only, sorry), so tell your friends to stop by - your comment will gain you an entry - if someone comments and indicates that you sent them, that person will be entered and you'll get a bonus entry. I'll draw the winner some time in the evening on January 4, 2008.
Thanks everyone, for checking this out and special thanks to you, LuAnn, for allowing me to review this one for you and for being so kind as to offer a fun prize pack!
Laurie

37 comments:

flchen1 said...

Thank you, LuAnn and Laurie, for the chance to win, and for the new review! I've read some of LuAnn's other books and really enjoyed them-- this latest sounds terrific!

lamclane said...

Thanks so much for the fun review, Laurie. I had a blast writing about the Montgomery sisters ;-) I have an excerpt on my website if anyone is interested in a sneak peek.

tetewa said...

Enjoyed the review and would love the read!

Susan said...

Thanks for the review, Laurie. This sounds like a great book!

Wishing you a wonderful New Year!

Cryna said...

Laurie - what a great review - I just wanted to let you know.......

Hugs,

Phyllis said...
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SandDanz said...

Can't wait to get my hands on Trick My Truck! Great review! :)

Amy S. said...

Great review! Thanks for the chance to win!

Lisa F. said...

Thanks for the review Laurie. I've never been disappointed by any of LuAnn's books and I'm looking forward to this one.

noumena12 said...

Sand has too many books as it is! I really need this copy of Trick My Truck

LeeAnn said...

Laurie you always do the best reviews.

Judy F said...

Great Review. I loved this book. LuAnn has a great way of telling a story.

Jennifer Y. said...

Very cool!

I haven't read this one yet and I am looking forward to the new one!

Jodi said...

Great review. I know this will be one of the books that I buy with my gift cards.
I already have Dancing Shoes so please don't include me in the giveaway. I highly recommend this book!

Caitlin Hoy said...

Yay a contest! I love free stuff. I love LuAnn McLane books so I hope I win. Great review; can't wait to try the book. Happy Holidays!
Caitlin

Pamk said...

sounds like another fun read from Luann. Don't enter me in this contest. I already have this book or I would if my MIL hadn't stole it lol. Need to make a raid and get that one back

Cathy said...

The books look like they would be a lot of fun to read.

barbara said...

Hi Laurie--

Loved the review of Luann's upcoming release. Can't wait to read it.

Oh and don't enter me in the drawing I have already read Honky Tonk Blues and it was great fun as I am sure the new one will be. Just wanted to comment on your great review.

Happy New Year.

lamclane said...

Thanks so much for the Laurie for the review and to all of you for the comments.

Laurie please pick a winner for a copy of Trick My Truck too.

Laura K said...

This title sounds hillarious! Please enter me into your raffle. Happy New Year, ladies!!

Laurie D. said...

Wow, LuAnn, are you feeling the love? LOL It looks like everyone is excited for Trick My Truck! Everybody tell your friends to stop by - it'll better your chances of winning one of LuAnn's books!

Thanks so much, LuAnn!!

Anonymous said...

Great review. I like in Kentucky and love to read books about my home state.

CrystalGB

Stacia said...

Great review! This book looks like it's gonna be lots of fun. Looking forward to getting my hands on a copy. Happy New Years!

bluecat said...

Thanks for the chance to win LuAnn's new book. Happy New Year!

Anonymous said...

born in ga now live in tn! total redneck here

please enter me to win


blackroze37@yahoo.com

Jane said...

I loved your short story "Driven."

Maria V said...

My friend, Laura K, told me to get my b..t over here and put my name into the raffle. I have a "Trick my Truck" promo item. Now, I'd love the book. Thanks!

Lisa F. said...

Laurie, I forgot to tell you not to enter me for Dancing Shoes - I've already got that one. Thanks!

Barb V. said...

Great review Laurie! LuAnn never disappoints, and I know this new book will be no exception. My copy is stuck someplace in Amazon's shipping h*ll, and I want it now. Please don't enter me in the contest, as I have (or soon will) both books.

tara said...

LuAnn sounds like an author not to miss. So I am adding her to my "to buy to read" pile!! The ever growing mountain!! LOL
Crossing my fingers to win***wink**
hugs..
tara
waving to Laurie and LuAnn***
Oh and waving to all the other junky gals!!!

Phyllis said...

This is so nice of LuAnn. I look forward to reading them. Happy New Year...

readingissomuchfun said...

Very nice please enter me :-) Amy S sent me over.

Hugssss
LindaH

Anonymous said...

LindaH sent me over. Sounds like a great book. Of course, it might be because I readily admit that I am a redneck!

RachaelfromNJ said...

Hi Laurie! My friend readingissomuchfun aka Linda H sent me here. She REALLLLLLY wants this book! LOL :)

Great review, I'm interested too now!

Wendy said...

Hi, Laurie and LuAnn!

this is the first time I hear about your books, LuAnn and they sound great!

THanks for introducing a new author to me, Laurie! I look forward to reading her books. :)

Anonymous said...

AWWWWWWWWWWWESOME! HAPPY NEW YEAR LADIES!

I WAS SENT BY LINDA H.

LINDA B.

Anonymous said...

I HAD BETTER CATCH UP AS I G=HAVE NOT READ ANY! WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

LINDA B