Emma Goldrick Ê 1 FREE READMissf st ndet hmm35 stars It was a fun Rumiko Style read but the heroine tended to speak to herself A LOT it got annoying at times to listen to her inner dialog It was fun in Silence Speaks for Love by EG where the heroine was mute but herenot uite so attractiveLiked the dog in the book and a particular children s bedtime story that the h makes up about aabbit in Egyptvery cutefelt uite natural and some bits brought a smile to my face I just wish the book had been coherent Re The Unmarried Bride it is eally not fair to pit Emma Goldrick against Emma Darcy in the wacky outrageous comedy trope of man needs a wife immediately stakes EG comes off the clear loser simply because she just isn t as coherent a writer or as funny as Emma Darcy and while EG banter is okay Emma "Darcy can deliver one liners that make you fall out of "can deliver one liners that make you fall out of chair laughing Which is why take what I say here with a grain of salt I just finished In Need of a Wife ight before this and tho they were both published in September 1994 s HPlandia and both involve men with custody issues who need a wife they are not on the same level at all in the humor stakes The h in this one is the usual big according to EG feisty young lady who has inherited a tiny island in Massachusetts from her great uncle Who supposedly had a treasure hidden there The h goes to her new house for a vacation from work she does book eviews for a Washington DC paper and apparently her eviews are uite acerbicWhen she gets to the house she finds a man and his son already living there and they claim they have a lease The h tries to kick them out as she never granted any short term leases on the house but the man has a document that was signed by the h s great aunt illegally The h *S Aunt Took The H S Money And Is Probably *aunt took the H s money and is probably large bets at the nearest ace track and the h can t give the man his money backThe usual EG hijinks ensue with a lot of pratfalls and near naked h s sliding around in wet bathrooms as she interacts with the H
his son The s dog Cleo who is the best part of the story steals the bacon for breakfast and in general herds the H s son around and keeps the plot moving with antics We find out the H is a divorced writer with an ex wife who makes large demands for cash in the form of alimony payments The H and his son are there because his wife claims she can t support the boy and her men too The H is trying to econnect with his very intelligent son and the h soon is standing in as his substitute mother The H s son is a handful he untied the h s skiff she used to get to the island on that first day so now everyone is stranded on the h s island for a week But actually they aren t Big City Stories by Modern American Writers really stranded cause both the H and h have cell phones and the H manages to get groceries delivered Then we find out that the h haseviewed a few of the H s books The first two she trashed and she has a crush on the hero of the thirdThe h soon transfers that crush over to the H himself but she believes that the H s son wants the H to get back with his ex wife However the H is eager to get on with the oofie kissing of the h as Tender loving careAbby started to walk past Selby That's all you need she continued decisivelySuddenly his long arm came around her. He is much his physical typeThe h begins to bond with the H s son too he freuently wakes up with nightmares and the h comes up with a very unusual Peter Popodopolis Rabbit story about the origin of the Sphinx in Ancient Egypt The h also has a cannon andAnd His Son The
a nosy eporter on the h s island and accuses her of being a hussy with a US Congressman The h fires her cannon at him and sinks his little ow boat but manages to *Chase Him Off The *him off the she finds out that the H is the Congressman the eporter was enuiring about and soon a whole herd of them descend on the h s house The H managed to Stoic Warriors: The Ancient Philosophy behind the Military Mind relieve the h of her unicorn grooming status the night before so the H tells the news corp that he and the h are married Then he proceeds to get the entire group drunk on the h s great uncle s hidden 100 year old cognac that was his treasure There was over 400 bottles of it and it is valued at 11500 a bottle so the H has no ualms about helping himself to some of the h s inheritance as he is continually complaining about being poor because of his ex wife s alimonyThe h s fraudster meddling great aunt shows up in the middle of this and she arranges a supposedly fake wedding to get newsworthy photos to back the H s story up The H figures if he has pictures of a wedding published by all the big papers it will allow him to keep custody of his son and keep him from being censured for immoral behavior in CongressExcept the wedding isn t fake it iseal as the h finds out a few weeks later after she has left the H and his son and gone home to her parents to have a mopey moment cause the "H did not eally want to marry her The aunt bribed a "did not eally want to marry her The aunt bribed a to pretend to be an actor and the wedding ceremony was a Privacy in Technology: Standards and Practices For Engineers And Security and IT Professionals real one so the minister sent the h her duly filed marriage certificateThe h decides to hunt down the H and do terrible things to him or kiss him a lot and drag him back to her bed She finds the H s son and then the h and Cleo have to save the son from being dragged off by the H s ex wife who is now married again and her alimony is over She want s the H s son to continue to extort money out of the H but the H has legal custody and the huns the woman and her new husband offThe h then goes to the US House of Representatives and gets the H s car towed when she storms the House to yell at the H in front of everybody The H decides he could do worse than being married to the h who will soon have a lot of cash from the sale of her uncle s cognac collection so he insists they are staying married and he makes out with the h on the floor of the House and then sweeps her off to see his car being towed away for the HEAThis was the usual frenetically paced slapstick EG outing It isn t Stronger Than You Know really bad it just was too disjointed with too much slapstick and flipping between character interaction and inner monologuing to beeally enjoyable Especially when you Keepers of the Kingdom: The Ancient Offices of Britain read itight after the Emma Darcy eleased at the same timeIt is kinda like the Three Stooges vs Cary Grant in His Girl Friday both are funny but both are completely different styles of comedy Unfortunately for EG I think. Pulling her back until she was facing himWhat is it that you want she asked impatientlyThere was a guileless look on Selby's face Emma Darcy and Cary Grant areWhen A Nosy Reporter
A WINNER EVERY TIME AND THEREFOREwinner every time and therefore suffers for itEspecially when the H comes off as opportunistic than actually in love and the h is worried about being left on the shelf as a spoiled spinster Overall tho this is an okay ead if you want a lighter day at the office for your HP outingA little Bom Dia, Brasil: 3rd Edition of Português Básico para Estrangeiros real world note here that didn t exactly fit into the spoilerization but it is an interesting look at how HPlandia mirrorseal life sometimes When this book was written there were several US Congressional figures and one US President who were all accused of extra marital The Weight Loss Cure relations and there were some HUGE scandals with an eventual Presidential impeachment being one of the biggest The EG team has a very subtle mocking toneunning through this book and it is clear that it was a political snark attack at what was going on in Washington DC at the time That is Nightshade Tavern (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, rather unusual in HPlandia Various authors do promote social causes or select worldviews and they will mention special conditions like dyslexia in an attempt to educate theireaders For the most part it is all done in a very humanistic and compassionate way to inspire The Guardians (American Family Portrait reader to think about theelevant issues at the time or to promote understanding This may be the ONLY book in HPlandia that actually takes a politicized view of things and I am still not uite sure how the EG team got away with it My guess is that the British and Canadian Editors weren t as up to date on American politics Gumdrop In A Hurry remember the internets were not available so EG gets someeal political zings in and that is one of the very few HPlandia taboos HPlandia is strictly neutral on political persuasions and so for that bit alone this book is a very are outing in HPlandia In light of disgusting marital lives of politicians Gary Hart Clinton Kennedy Schwarzenegger Weiner and John Edwards I nearly Passed Up The Chance To Read This up the chance to ead this I m glad I didn tI liked how the premise of the story that is the heroine and a divorced man *And His Son Are Forced To Share Abode In A *his son are forced to share abode in a island allowed the شب یک شب دو romance to evolve in a halcyon pace I disliked however how the appearance of the aunt at the eleventh hour managed to save the day it s too contrived As always I enjoyed the banter between the heroine Abby and hero Selby They injected humor even when they were fighting But I didn t like how she accosted him in Congress Her fury was excessive and she came off as a termagantI liked that herelationship with the son grew from casual exploits like feeding the dog or fishing and not the typical saccharine production like saving a life Her bedtime story was one of the clever moments in the story But threatening to punch the boy s mother was over the top However I emained ambivalent about the hero At best he was pragmatic At worse he was opportunistic Not only did he take advantage of her hospitality in the beginning he used her identity to protect his public image at the end To paraphrase what Carl Sandburg said about politicians Selby seemed to possess two hats one to talk through and another to pull abbits or haddock out from. Bit of instruction he told her tilting her chin upwards He bent further and touched her lips with his Tender loving care he whispere.