The Wrong Stuff by M.T. McGuire

The Wrong Stuff

K’Barthan Trilogy: Part 2

By M.T. McGuire

Genre: Humor, Science Fiction, Adventure

Five stars

The Pan, our fearless hero, has rescued the girl…well, almost, and now he has to finish the job. Like any good adventure, everything just grew more complicated. The Pan has saved Ruth, well…sort of. Now he has to keep Ruth the Chosen One saved and out of Lord Vernon’s clutches until they find the one destined to be her true love and ask him to please choose someone else. Snurd chases with laser and missile fire ensue, and several very bad, sometimes stupid choices (Sheesh, Ruth!) result in disaster; glorious disaster. Can Pan somehow woo Ruth, the chosen one, to forgive the trashing of her beloved London or the destruction of her life and any possibility of regaining it? Can he keep her out of Lord Vernon’s clutches long enough to find this mysterious new religious leader and get him to un-choose her? Will she let him? If he can, will she consider The Pan as an alternative?

MT McGuire has triumphed with another delightful installment to the K’Barthan trilogy. The Wrong Stuff is anything but wrong. Every good part of the first book, which I adored, has continued without any loss of awesomeness. Seriously, I LOVE it. I love the uncomfortable bumbling and the beautiful chivalry of the tale. I love the reality mixed with outrageous and hilarious fantasy. Don’t forget the awesome, goofy, delicious characters – I loved them all, even the bad guys (loved to hate). Even the side characters ooze the smooch-ability of the main characters.

Occasionally an author struggles with a second story and either loses the focus or can’t live up to that first glorious tale. MT didn’t fall victim to either problem. The story didn’t end with this book, and I didn’t want it to end, but I knew it was time and I just had to keep my cool until the next one comes out. (I get to read it before you do! Neener!) The story takes you out of words on a page and puts you there with this beautiful, outrageous tale.

You have to read this story and if you haven’t read the first one, I will have to pinch you, because it’s free on Kindle. The K’Barthan trilogy is the kind of writing that gets me excited about reading and inspires me to write!

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Three Girls and a Wedding by Rachel Schurig

Three Girls and a Wedding

by Rachel Schurig

Genre: humor, romance

Why is it that we girls are always forced to choose between love and career? Jen Campbell thinks she has made the right decision, sacrificing her own romance for the career of her dreams: planning weddings. NoLimits, a premiere event planning firm in Detroit, Jen is pushing for the top. Her hopes look like they’ll become reality when she lands a supporting role planning a gala wedding week for local mogul, David Barker’s pampered daughter, Kiki. Though she is undercut for the lead role by smarmy Jason Richardson, this is still her chance. Determined to make her name known, she pulls out all the stops.

A foil to her hectic career is her beloved, peaceful home-life, living with her two best friends, Ginny and Annie  and Danny, Ginny’s little boy. The highlight of her day is time spent at home with her friends, which is an enormous conflict with her career goals.

To make things even more hectic, Ginny asks Jen to plan her wedding at the same time as the career-making Barker wedding. Can Jen have a career and a life? Will she end up with Matt, the groom’s hot brother, will she find common ground with the self-centered and douchetastic Jason, or will she end up alone? Will she even survive?

I have to admit my dark secret, that I love those shows where brides pick out dresses. I even used to watch the wedding story shows with every detail of weddings, but I watched too many and burned myself out on them. Still, I have an incurable love for all the girly, frilly, fabulous fun! This book was all that and an Amsale dress. Though it was a second in a series, there was nothing preventing me from enjoying the full story without having read the previous book. All the characters were fun and interesting. The plot never lagged and the girly excitement never fell flat. I felt the friend bond between Jen and her friends. I ground my teeth at Jason as he dumped all the work on poor Jen and took all the credit. I worried for Jen as she endured the piles of work and problems, screwed up with everyone even though it wasn’t her fault, and fretted over Matt and his strange standoffishness. The ending was the best! But I won’t spoil the surprise…. I do have to issue a warning for intense girliness, frills, foo-foos and drama. If you can’t take the heat, stay out of the boutique! Rachel Schurig has written a thoroughly fun and enjoyable story of love, marriage, weddings, girl power, and all the headaches and drama that come with them.

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For more information about the author: http://rachelschurig.com/