Here’s what I read this week:
Apr 16: “Tempting Evil” by Allison Brennan, the second book in the Prison Break trilogy, a romantic suspense at 407 pages long. Blurb from book: Joanna Sutton can cope with the fierce winter storm bearing down on the small rural community of
the popular romance writer has survived much worse in life. Haunted by the loss
of her husband and child, Jo has found refuge at her family’s secluded lodge,
but her haven soon becomes a hell. During the ferocious blizzard, a local Boy
Scout troop is stranded in the wilderness, compelling Jo to spearhead a
desperate rescue mission, aided by a newly arrived stranger with an unknown
agenda. Meanwhile, Sheriff Tyler McBride hears that two escaped convicts are
fast approaching Big Sky Country. Hoping to warn Jo, he faxes over the men’s
mug shots. But they never reach their intended recipient. Then Centennial Valley, Montana Tyler
makes a shocking discovery: Two people are dead, and a killer is among the
group, along with the woman
loves, searching for his lost son. More than one innocent life is at stake. For
the sake of those Jo cares about most, and for her own survival, she’ll need
all the cunning, courage, and passion she can muster to survive the mounting
terror. Man, there is a Tyler LOT in this
book. That’s not a bad thing (for me), but if you have problems keeping stories
straight, it can be a bit overwhelming. The villains (yes, there’s more than
one) in this book escaped from the same prison the villain from the last book
(and the next one) did, so I can see NOW why it’s a Prison Break Trilogy
(duh!). So you’ll see the same FBI agents pop up in all three. Overall, I
enjoyed the story and the action kept me turning the pages.
I think if I owned a gun, I would have shot my computer. Oh, not my new laptop, but the desktop in the living room. But I don’t, so I didn’t. Why? Because as JeffO said in Monday’s comments about my numerous doctor appointments: I pulled a thread and ended up with a pile of yarn!
I’m beginning to think I’m cursed.
All I wanted to do was update my iPod Shuffle. Instead I ended up having to reset the device (because iTunes couldn’t recognize it), update iTunes when I couldn’t get the reset to work (that stupid notice wouldn’t go away—just how many freakin’ updates can they do in a year?), which required me to restart the computer. Then when I finally get the reset to take, I STUPIDLY selected the wrong playlist to copy to my Shuffle (would there be a stop or cancel button anywhere? Nooooo). Anyway, four hours after I started, I finally got my tiny little job accomplished. Can you see now why I wanted to shoot the computer? Wouldn’t you?
So… What do you do when life frustrates you? Drink? Punch a wall? Shoot a computer? I drank. Coffee! (Yeah, I hadn’t had my cup when all that happened—whatever was I thinking???).