Steve Grzanich Grzanich itibaren Otwock County, Polonya
It's not Phillips' best book. I never really chemistry between the protagonists, there were side characters who could have been cut, and it could have been edited tighter. But I liked the heroine a lot--more than many reviewers on amazon. I didn't find her wimpy, maybe because I don't think being nice means wimpy. I get tired of every heroine on the planet being modeled after Elizabeth Bennett--there are Anne Elliotts in this world too. The hero was harder to *get* however, so... I think they would have made better friends than lovers. But the key side characters were great--not only quirky and fun, but often complex and well drawn, right down to the chilly executive who ends up in jeans in their kitchen, learning to make rosettes from their rude street-kid-cook. Everyone's moving forward and evolving and for the most part those evolutions felt believable (though accelerated, for the sake of the book's timespan.) Phillips' is a really solid, solid writer. Maybe her books are formulaic--I haven't read enough of them to know--but she has some very serious writing talent. Even when she's mediocre, she's better than most writers.