Wednesday, July 02, 2008

LuAnn McLane's latest - A LITTLE LESS TALK AND A LOT MORE ACTION - and there's a prize!



LuAnn McLane has a new release, A LITTLE LESS TALK AND A LOT MORE ACTION - with a title like that, how could it be anything but great fun? I love LuAnn's writing style and her first person writing, including A LITTLE LESS TALK, is second to none.

Here's a great excerpt to tease and tempt!

My review:
When Macy McCoy watches her best friend Jamie Lee get married, she feels as though life is passing her by. She's been in love with Jamie Lee's brother Luke for years, but he's a well-known former football player, definitely playing in a different league than Macy. Or so she thinks. When a hair emergency brings a famous country singer into the small salon where Macy and Jamie Lee are stylists, Macy's boring life does a complete turnaround and suddenly she's rubbing elbows with Nashville singers and songwriters. She even lands herself a spot on a reality cooking show. The only thing missing in Macy's life is the one thing that she wants the most - Luke.
Luke Carter has admired his sister's best friend for quite a while, especially after spending a significant amount of time with her while helping with his sister's wedding preparations. Having turned to coaching football after a career-ending injury, Luke decides to focus on coaching job prospects while giving Macy room to explore her newfound life changes. It's not easy to keep his hands off Macy and while she might think he prefers tall, thin model-types, he finds Macy's less-than-statuesque curves the hottest thing around.
LuAnn has another successful romantic comedy on her hands with A LITTLE LESS TALK AND A LOT MORE ACTION, that's for certain! I've found that sometimes in first person writing, the male POV gets lost. I can't imagine how difficult it must be to make first person writing work by successfully covering all of the bases, but LuAnn does it flawlessly. This book has fun at every turn - characters that are devoted to one another while not taking themselves too seriously, lighthearted fun, and enough country music references and information about Nashville hotspots to fill a travel brochure. While it does offer an abundance of laughs and charm, it doesn't skimp on the romance or passion, and secondary romances are a great bonus for readers. Don't miss this fun read - it's perfect for the pool, the beach, or wherever you might be spending time this summer!

I'll make it easy for you to get your hands on your own copy - here's a quick link to Amazon, so if you can't get to the bookstore, scoot right over and snag your own copy - remember how important those first week sales are to authors!
LuAnn, I can't thank you enough for allowing me to do this review for you! Luke and Macy are absolutely adorable and their story is fun and charming - the most fun I've had reading for a long time!
Thanks everyone for checking out LuAnn's book!
Now for the prize - LuAnn has put up for grabs a copy of TRICK MY TRUCK BUT DON'T MESS WITH MY HEART - woohoo! I'll draw a winner from everyone who posts here (US/Canada addresses only, please) on Sunday, July 6th - please remember that it's up to you to check back to see if you're a winner! Thanks, LuAnn!
Laurie

33 comments:

Laurie said...

I actually have two of her books on my massive TBR pile. I like your review so I will move her books up and look for this book too.

lamclane said...

Laurie thanks so much for the wonderful review! I had so much fun going back to Hootertown. Macy is near and dear to my heart, that's for sure. She is all (sassy) but talk with such insecurities and it was fun allowing her to see herself in a new light. We woman seem to worry so much about our appearance that we forget that heart is so much more important!

Patty L. said...

I can't wait to get to the bookstore this weekend and pick up this book. I has been on my list for purchase for months and I'm so happy it's finally in stores.

r. said...

Dear Luann:

I'm a serious romance reader and can't believe I had never heard of you! YIKES! I just finished Driven By Desire and am a new fan for life. It's been a long time since an erotic romance had me crying and laughing at the same time! SERIOUSLY! Once I read someone I like, I have to immediately go out and get everything that author has ever written. You've got a fan for life!

Lori T said...

Laurie,

Great review. I love LuAnn's book and am really looking forward to getting this one. I will have to stop by the bookstore today on my way home from work...I cannot believe that I missed it when I stopped last night.

Have a great holiday weekend everyone.

Tee said...

I just finished this book! Read it in one day and said no housework, just laundry. I loved it LuAnn! Now I have to go get the others even though I do have to say you do not have to read them to enjoy this one. Can I have Luke???? LOL Anyone speical in mind when you wrote his character?

Barb V. said...

I'm so glad that we are finally getting Macy's story. Ordered the book from Amazon yesterday, and it's supposed to ship today. This one is going to the top of my TBR pile. (Please don't enter me in the contest, as I already have the book.)

diane said...

What a lovely interview which I enjoyed. This book looks so enticing and great. I look forward to enjoying this novel.

Sarita said...

I can't wait to read this book and other ones by Luann, I have only heard great things about her books!
Thanks for the review Laurie

Wendy said...

Hi, Laurie! fantastic review, I'm really looking forward to reading A Little Less Talk & A Lot More Action, it sounds funny and wonderful - love the cover too! :)

flip said...

These are great titles. The books must be fun, fun, fun.

Judy F said...

Hey Laurie and LuAnn. Great review and wonderful book. I just love Macy and Lukes story. Really well done.

Susan said...

Laurie,
Thank you for introducing me to another great author! I went over to LuAnn's website and can't believe how many wonderful books I've missed.

jenna said...

What a great review and a delightful book. Interesting to learn about a new author. Thanks.

flchen1 said...

Thanks for the review, Laurie--sounds like LuAnn's latest is another winner! Please don't enter me--I've had a chance to enjoy Trick My Truck and that was AWESOME!

tetewa said...

Enjoyed the review, sounds like another good one from her! I enjoy her reads there always so much fun and she always has such good titles for her books.

Jane said...

I've only read a short story by LuAnn titled "Driven." I can't believe I've never read any of her books.

Cryna said...

What a great review Laurie, and a fun book from the sounds of it. I have it on order from Chapters, so will be watching the mail closely.....lol. Love LuAnn's writing.

JT Schultz said...

I love the sound of this book. Great job on the review Laurie!

Phoebe Jordan said...

I haven't heard of this book or auther but I'm glad that I found about this wonderful book.

Laurie D. said...

Thanks for stopping by, everyone! If you've never read LuAnn's work, I can't think of a better time to give it a try than over the long holiday weekend!!

Anonymous said...

Hi Laurie,

Thanks for awesome interview.

Definately enter me for the contest!

Good luck everyone!

Terri W.

robynl said...

I want to get to know the characters better; please enter my name for the book.

Laura K said...

I have the magnet for the book, so please enter me into your drawing. Happy 4th everyone!

braible said...

Wow, this looks just great!!! Can't wait to read it. My TBR pile has gotten absolutely unruly lately, grown over it's boxes and out of control. And no sign of letting up with such great stuff being released!!! :)
Please enter me in the drawing.
Thanks for a great contest!!
Becky

Dina said...

Enjoyed the interview, please enter me too. :)

CrystalGB said...

Great review. LuAnn's books sound great. I love the titles. :)

Angie-la said...

A LITTLE LESS TALK AND A LOT MORE ACTION sounds great. I can't believe I've not heard of LuAnn brfore either. :(
I'll have to remedy that and check out one of these books!

Amy S. said...

A LITTLE LESS TALK AND A LOT MORE ACTION sounds great! Hope everyone has a great weekend!

blessedheart said...

Sounds like a fun and interesting read!

Rhonda :)

kimmyl said...

Happy 4th Laurie and a great review. I have never read any of her books. But after reading the review and checking it out on her website I would love to start reading her books. Thanks for sharing and please enter me.

ArkieRN said...

I love fun reads for the summer. They're great for poolside. Please enter me in the drawing.

Cindy said...

I LOVE LuAnn's books! She rocks and this one sounds like it is another great story. Can't wait to read it!!

As always, loved the review Laurie!