Monday, October 10, 2011

Fools Rush In by Janice Thompson

I am a sucker for free books and Amazon has plenty of them for the Kindle. One of the first ones I downloaded to my Droid was Fools Rush In (Weddings by Bella, Book 1) by Janice Thompson. It is fabulous chick lit and I was completely drawn into the story.

Bella Rossi comes from an Italian family that now lives in Texas. Bella has decided to become a wedding planner, as she has a knack for tailoring special occasions to meet even the unique needs and desires of couples. She crosses paths with D.J. Neeley, a true blue Texan and the miscommunication begins. She thinks that he is a bona fide DJ, not realizing that it is actually his first name. He takes on the challenge and the two find themselves working together on some upcoming weddings. At the same time, they find themselves immeasurably attracted to each other. Ex-boyfriend Tony DeLuca isn't too happy about that, though.

Bella's family also owns a local pizzeria, Parma John's and has a strong opinion on how food should be prepared. Dean Martin is King. Dwayne (D.J.) knows how to fix a mean barbecue. The two cultures tend to collide at the dinner table, yet they learn to appreciate each other. They also come from two different Christian backgrounds. Bella's family is Catholic and Dwayne's family is more Southern Baptist. They quickly learn that even though they do it differently, they are still praising the same God and living Christian lives.

I am a sucker for a good romance, and this story made me warm and tingly with dreams of my own strapping cowboy hero. I love books with Italian characters, as I love the language, and phrases are sprinkled throughout. While the book is Christian fiction, it isn't quite overpowered by religion as other books I have tried. Christianity is like its own character in the book, serving to enhance, rather than detract from the story. General recipes are sprinkled throughout the book to make your mouth water. Also find some homemade beauty remedies.

Fools Rush In can be a little predictable, yet it is a fast read, perfect for a quick read during a lazy summer day. It is also the first book in a series by Janice Thompson. I am interested in reading more about Bella's adventures. As of right now, there are two more books available on Kindle, but not for free. I may actually purchase some ebooks in the near future! Thank goodness for gift cards from Swagbucks!

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