Wednesday, 27 January 2010

Public Affair gets Four Stars from RT

Am currently doing the snoopy dance after reading my four star review in the March edition of Romantic Times for Public Affair, Secretly Expecting! Here's the review which had my head swelling to impossible proportions:

PUBLIC AFFAIR, SECRETLY EXPECTING (4) by Heidi Rice: Juno Delamare is determined to get her friend's estranged brother, Hollywood actor Mac Brody, to his wedding, even if she has to meet the plane he's on at Heathrow to hand him the invitation. She hadn't planned on kissing him at the same time. Mac had no plans to go to the wedding, but he can't get Juno off his mind. What they agree will be a short-and-steamy fling turns serious when Juno finds out she's pregnant. Rice has a knack for setting up story openings that immediately catch your attention. Here she starts with the fun and flirty, gradually leading into a heartfelt, emotional tale. 

And to add to the kudos my Modern Heat buddy Kelly Hunter went one better with her March release Exposed: Magnate's Misbehaving Mistress and got a Top Pick. So congrats to Kelly too!

And anyone who has the sneaking suspicion that I am using my excitement to avoid my current WIP would be entirely incorrect. Of course.

BTW, I have just signed up again for Brenda Novak's Auction which they are putting together as we speak and goes online in May. I'll be offering a critique of a first chapter and synopsis aimed at Harlequin Presents or Presents Extra, plus two signed books... So will keep you posted on that one.


Caroline Storer said...

Excellent news! Caroline x

Jackie Ashenden said...

Fantastic Heidi! It was a great story. So was Kelly's. You guys are my faves.

Lacey Devlin said...

Ooo I'm saving Mac's story for after an operation but I swear it whispers to me when I walk past... I have no self control :P

Heidi said...

Aw thanks guys. As regular readers of this blog you know what a pineapple Mac and Juno's story was to write so the fact that you liked the story is doubly appreciated.

And Lacey hope your operation goes smoothly.

Heidi x

Sally Clements said...

Yay Heidi. Awesome review :)

Joanne said...

Yeah - fantastic news!!!

BTW - I loooved Mac & Juno's story :)

Kimberly Lang said...

Loved that book -- they're right about the opening. And it only gets better from there!