Kari Kaz

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Smashwords book reviews by Kari Kaz

  • The Davina Code on April 21, 2013

    This is a contemporary romantic comedy in full order. The plot is very straightforward; it is meant to be a light, fun read and that is exactly what you get out of this book. Jack is an ex-cop who inherits a gothic-type house in southern England. Davina is the tenant currently living there. She wants to be a famous actress, so she is filming a clandestine home-made movie with the help of a wacky teenage crew, her steadfast accountant best friend, and a loony cameraman co-worker who wants her body. She doesn’t want Jack to know what she’s doing because she’s using equipment temporarily “borrowed” from the TV station where she works. Jack senses she’s doing something illegal, so he sets siege in the property’s garden to investigate, giving her a two-week deadline until he can legally inspect the inside of the house. From testing her home-baked brownies for drugs to planting a listening device in her kitchen, Jack is all set to trap her. Davina is all set to lead him astray - while ensnaring him to act in a movie scene without his knowledge and acknowledging their mutual physical attraction. The story is told from both their POVs and their conversations are full of wit, misunderstandings and silly humour. I absolutely loved both of them because you can clearly see they belong together. From their first meeting, the chemistry between them blazes and rages and it’s mayhem and laughs. This is the kind of story where you just sit back, relax, and let yourself be entertained, a laugh-out-loud light romance with no obscure plots or intricate scenarios. We get great secondary characters and a wonderful HEA. This was my first book by this author and I look forward to reading her other stories. Complimentary copy received by author for review.
  • Lingerie Wars on June 13, 2013

    Lingerie Wars introduces us to Lake Benson, Kirsty Campbell, and to a wildly delicious cast of individuals living in Invertary, a small town in Scotland. Lake, an ex-special services soldier, temporarily moves to Invertary to manage the lingerie shop he’d bought for his sister, Rainne. The shop is losing money and Lake is set on making it profitable before selling it. He plans to move back to England and open a security business, but he needs the money from the shop’s sale. Kirsty is an ex-lingerie model who was scarred in an accident and then dumped by her fiancé. She is attempting to rebuild her life back in her hometown by owning and running the lingerie shop across the street from Lake. Two lingerie shops, one in front of the other…someone has to lose here. The residents of Invertary take sides, battle lines are drawn, and Lake and Kirsty openly declare war. The story follows Lake and Kirsty’s antics to beat the competition, and their blossoming romance as the battles become sweeter and more outrageous. The local folk are absolutely entertaining and endearing. We meet Betty, Lake’s troll-like assistant, his hippie sister Rainne, the women from the Knit or Die club, and other loveable residents who constantly prove their loyalty and support. It makes me want to visit the Highlands and eat pies for breakfast! The story was fun, witty, and filled with sweet romance. I believe there will be two more books set in Invertary, and I look forward to getting an update on the quirky occurrences of this delightful town. ARC provided by author in exchange for an honest review.