Monday, June 10, 2013
Flirting With Disaster by Ruthie Knox
Reviewed by Kay
A security specialist computer geek, a recently divorced hometown girl, an aging in the closet rock star, an ex-military overprotective brother, and a precocious toddler. These are just some of the endearing characters you get in this novel. Sean is a former geek turned security specialist who has come back to his hometown to settle his estranged mother's estate. Katie is a divorcee whose ex husband took their life savings and abandoned her. Judah is a rock star that's gay but hasn't come out yet and who has a stalker.
This is a great little read about the things we can and can't change about ourselves and the choices we make because of that. It's also about two different love stories, each that will touch your heart. Sean and Katie have known each other since high school and have crushed on each other that long also. When they face what they feel, there a some pretty good fireworks. And when Judah finally confronts his orientation, you feel it too. Sean was so embarrassed by his stuttering and Katie's not really noticing was precious.
I had a hard time when I started reading this but I'm glad I finished it. My lack of focus had nothing to do with the book not being good though. Everyone should read this book. In closing, I'll leave you with my favorite thought in the book. It comes from Sean: He picked her up. Picked her up and carried her, as if she were Scarlett O'Hara and he were Rhett Butler, if Rhett had been the kind of guy to go down on Scarlett in a doorway. Which, let's be honest, he probably was.