May 26, 2010

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Review: Breakfast in Bed by Robin Kaye (Domestic Gods #3)

Contemporary Romance
December 1, 2009
Mass Market Paperback
400 pages
Sourcebooks Casablanca

Yummy man — Rich Ronaldi
Kick Ass Chick — Becca Larsen

from Goodreads

“Rich, the epitome of “anti-domestic,” can’t cook to save his life, and his idea of cleaning his apartment is to invite his mother over. But he’s ready to settle down, and he can’t stop thinking about the ex-girlfriend who got away. When he notices that his soon-to-be-married friends cooked and cleaned their way into their women’s hearts, he asks his friend Becca to help transform him into a nurturing man to win back his ex.

Rich is the only guy who’s taken the time to know Becca for herself. She decides she’ll give him the makeover he’s asking for, though she’ll be damned if she’s going to turn him into a domestic god for another woman. She wants Rich for herself, but how can she convince him that her kitchen and her bedroom are the only domestic locales he desires?”

This was my first Robin Kaye book and I’m very happy I decided to pick it up.  “Breakfast in Bed” is the third book the Domestic Gods series.  Sometimes when you jump into a series mid-way through, you have a tendency of feeling in the story.  That was not necessarily the case here.  Not having read the first two books did not hinder my enjoyment of this story, although it did make me want to learn all the details about the secondary characters, hence making me want to pick up the other two books.  None the less, this is a delightful story filled with many laugh-out-loud moments.  Rich is a really likable character.  He’s sweet and considerate.  His attempts at becoming a ‘domestic god’ are very entertaining!  Becca is also lovely.

During the course of this book, we witness Becca’s  struggle to trust someone else for the first time and we witness Rich’s growth from a 34 year old boy who only thinks of himself, to a man who learns to love someone else completely.  All of this is done with a light touch that keeps you smiling through the entire book.   Aunt Rose is a hoot and her psychic abilities make you thankful she’s not your aunt.  She’s spooky really…

The next book in this series will be release in January 2011.  I am definitely going to be picking it up… after I pick up the first two books.

4/5 stars

Giggle worthy moments

“Rich opened a package of cheese like he’d never seen before.  It didn’t come from a deli.  It was wrapped in plastic, and it said it was made from milk.  What the hell else do you make cheese out of?”

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“(Nothing) is one of the nine words women use.  You know, like fine, whatever, don’t worry about it, and nothing.”  …  “In woman-speak ‘nothing’ means this is something big, and you’d better stay on your toes, or you’ll get into a fight.  The fight will probably end with the word ‘fine’, which means you’re totally screwed, and you should shut up.”

“What does ‘whatever’ mean?”

“It means ‘fuck you’.”

  1. I read the first two recently and really enjoyed them – I actually just picked this book up this weekend. Nice review!

    Oh, I left an award for you at my place:
    http://www.bookaddictpatti.com/2010/05/thank-you_25.html

  2. Hi Julie~

    Thanks for the review! I’m glad you enjoyed Breakfast in Bed and hope you like the others as well.

    Best,

    Robin Kaye 🙂

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