Friday, December 19, 2008

Review: Jack with a Twist


Jack with a Twist is the second book by Brenda Janowitz. Her first book, Scot on the Rocks was published in 2007 and describes the misadventures of Brooke Miller, a Manhattan attorney, who attends her ex-boyfriend’s wedding.
In Jack with a Twist, we meet Brooke Miller again and this time, it is for her own wedding! Let me first tell you this. You don’t have to read Scot on the Rocks before you read Jack with a Twist. I had no idea about Scot on the Rocks when I read Jack with a Twist and it was a super read. There are references to the previous book in here at all!
Anyways, getting back to the book, Brooke is all caught up with planning her own wedding. Just when she finds the perfect gown that she loves (and it doesn’t make her look fat!), she also lands the biggest case of her life at work! How much better can things get? Perfect, right? Hmm… wrong! Unfortunately for Brooke, the opposing attorney is proving to be quite a handful. He doesn’t hesitate to pull all the dirty tricks in the law books and is hell bent on overloading her with work – so much so that she doesn’t even have time to finish planning her own wedding! But wait a minute, is there even going to be a wedding? Highly improbable considering that the attorney from hell is none other than Brooke’s fiancĂ© and the love of her life – Jack!
Jack with a Twist is hilarious and a perfect light read. Brooke is a lovable character and of course, completely relatable to (I am sure you’re mom’s nagged you about buying dresses with sleeves that hide your fat arms, right??). I really enjoyed reading this book… and who wouldn’t? Didn’t you find the premise of this book interesting?? I highly recommend this book if you are looking for a light read.
I have to thank Brenda Janowitz and her publicist for sending me a review copy of this book!


16 comments:

bermudaonion said...

Yours is not the first positive review I've read. I think I'll add this to my wish list.

Ramya said...

@bermudaonion - Yet another first comment from you!:)It is a pretty interesting read.. I have added Scot on the Rocks to my wishlist.. need to read that sometime!:)

Jo-Jo said...

Omg, this sounds like a hillarious and funny book. Sounds like I will have to read this one. Thanks for checking out my blog!

Dar said...

This sounds like such a fun read. I think I saw a review for this one at Swapna's too. It sounds perfect for when you just want something light to take you away for a while. Great review Ramya.

bethany said...

sounds like a great light book!! Thanks for the review. The cover is so funny, it is like he is a bug or something :)) hehehehhe.

Sandra said...

:)

Shravya said...

Hi Ramya,
This is a bit off the topic.. I just love your blog and I read books based on your reviews. So for people like me, it would be great if you could link the books in your index to their respective reviews.
Thanks,
Shravya.

Priya Iyer said...

sounds good! will check this out sometime!

btw, shouldn't "There are references to the previous book in here at all!" be "There are NO references to the previous book in here at all!" ?

S. Krishna said...

Great review - I really enjoyed this one as well (Dar has a good memory!)

Veens said...

i think [ if i m right] i erad a review of this at Krishna's :) The cover is funny and cute.. and that's how I rememebr :)

Yep :) Thanks for the review :) it is a gr8 review indeed :)

Veens said...

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thanks :)

Beth F said...

This sounds like a lot of fun. And I like the titles! Going right on my wish list.

Ramya said...

@jo-jo - love your blog!:) will keep coming back for more:)

@dar - thanks dar.. it is a super light read.. fun book!

@bethany - funny cover, right? i had to read the book as soon as i saw the cover!

@sandra - :)

Ramya said...

@shravya! - thanks for letting me know.. the index tagging has been long due..just looking at the list exhausts me but i know i have to link them to my reviews for the list to make better sense.. thanks for bringing this up. I shall get it done soon!:)

Ramya said...

@priya - lol!:) totally negates the meaning, doesn't it?:) i should read my posts before publishing them.:)

@swapna - she does!:) you have a fantastic collection of reviews on your blog:)

@veens - yep! looks like she's read it too:) and yeah.. the cover is soo appealing:)

@beth - very innovative right? can't wait to see the title of her next book - ----- on the beach?:)

J. Kaye Oldner said...

I have "Scot on the Rocks" on my list for 2009. I look forward to reading it