Monday, 29 November 2010

Review - Size Matters © Stephanie Julian


Size Matters
Author: Stephanie Julian
Publisher: Ellora’s Cave Publishing
Genre: Paranormal
Carrie Benton’s got the best job in the world working as a reporter for the Weekly News Journal. Chupacabra picnicking at the Jersey Shore? Check. Aliens in the White House? Absolutely. Bigfoot stalking the forests of northern Pennsylvania? Well, okay…but Bigfoot is so Left Coast.

Tim Sattizahn can’t believe his luck. The six-foot redhead who crashed into his forest during a snowstorm is gorgeous, funny and hot for him. Everything would be perfect except for the fact that she’s looking for Bigfoot.

And, unfortunately for Tim, she found him…

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Tim Sattazahn watched the red-haired goddess trudge through the snow as she kept up a running conversation with herself.

She obviously had a lot to talk about because she never shut up.

Tim didn’t mind. It was nice to hear someone else’s voice, even if every other word was a half-assed obscenity.

Besides, her dirty mouth was turning him on.

She’d used “freaking” more times in one sentence than he’d ever heard other women say in their lives. Most of them she used in reference to someone named Bill.

He hoped Bill had his health insurance paid up because this woman was going to kick his ass when she got home. And from the looks of her, Tim figured she could do it.

Her legs looked long, lean and athletic in a pair of skintight jeans. The rest of her was bundled into a blindingly pink parka but he couldn’t imagine the rest of the body wouldn’t fit the legs.

Damn, the woman was gorgeous. He just hoped she wasn’t seriously injured.

He’d been out gathering wood when he’d heard the car engine chugging along. He’d had just enough time to wonder what the hell someone was doing out here in the middle of what was expected to be a two-day storm when he’d heard the unmistakable crunch of metal-on-tree-trunk.

As the only resident within a forty-mile radius, he’d known he had to check it out. The driver or passengers could be injured. They might need help.

He hadn’t been close enough to alert her to his presence when he saw her leave the car and start walking, which he wouldn’t have done anyway. He’d started to make his way toward her, keeping out of sight, but even he’d been bogged down in the fast-falling snow.

As he’d gotten closer, he’d slowed, not wanting to scare the crap out of her by barreling up to her, especially not the way he looked now. But he would try to herd her in the right direction if she wandered off the track, now nearly invisible in the snow.

In the five or so years since he’d lived here, only three people had ever found the dirt track leading to his home. Just dumb luck that she’d found it in the snow.

If she kept walking, she’d reach his house in a few minutes. It sent a shiver up his spine that had nothing to do with the cold. It’d been a while since he’d had anyone in his home, much less someone who looked like a Valkyrie.

She had to be nearly six feet tall, with autumn-red hair in a braid down her back and a body that made his blood run hot. All long limbs, lush curves, full mouth and big eyes. She could have stepped straight out of a Titian masterpiece. Aphrodite or Danae.

He wanted her. No two ways about it.

© Stephanie Julian

My Thoughts

Sometimes all I need in a book is something that hits the spot and Stephanie Julian certainly did that with SIZE MATTERS...

With a heroine that is no shrinking violet, mentally or physically I was treated to a sweet romp between  Carrie Benton and Tim Sattizahn.

Carrie is on the hunt for big  foot in the not so wilds of northern Pennsylvania. Not daunted by the weirdness of the project, as a reporter Carrie knows it takes all kind to make a decent reporter and she is doing her bit in the big scheme of the rag trade industry.

Not really expecting to find anything more than snow and more snow, she is however pleasantly surprised to find Tim, a hunkier than the average man instead and he was doing all kinda wonderful things to her libido.

When one comical event leads to another they quickly cut to the chase and make beautiful music, but Carrie is about to find that big foot do exist and this hunk of a man that has swept her off her feet has his own set of secrets to hide..

SIZE MATTERS is a sweet read, there is no two ways about it. It is also a really short book which literally gives a snap shot of the time when Carrie meets her big foot.

The plot line is not rocket science and it just calls me to go with the flow of it and have fun. The few side cast that were introduced did add to the comical aspect of this book and I ended up laughing out loud a time or two with these people..

A fun read and a nice catch up book from Ms. Julian....

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Blodeuedd on 29 November 2010 at 15:43 said...

Lol big foot, oh my. Who knows what might be hidings in the woods

Smokinhotbooks on 29 November 2010 at 16:11 said...

I loved this one. I've read some other books by this author and I liked how she infused my humor into this short story.

Stephanie Julian on 29 November 2010 at 18:50 said...

EH, I'm so glad you enjoyed SIZE MATTERS. I had a blast writing it and I plan to revisit the world again. Thanks so much for a great review.

Sandra said...

I love the book Stephanie