Thursday, August 18, 2011

Bookhungy: Needed a Saltwater Fix

Bookhungry spent this month on the high seas.

Our selection come from Ms. Karla Nellenbach over at The Last Word

We reviewed Tawna Fenske's debut novel Making Waves.

I spent a Saturday reading this delicious tale about a crew of dysfunctional pirates, a crazy cook and one quirky heroine. 

The blurb from amazon reads as follows:

She always wanted to belong...just not to a dysfunctional pirate crew

Juli has trouble fitting in, though she'd prefer to keep the reasons to herself. But when she mistakenly stows away on a ship of misfit corporate castoffs, her own secrets become the least of her concerns.

He knows plotting a diamond heist may be considered unusual behavior...

But Alex isn't feeling very normal when his unscrupulous boss kicks him to the curb. Meeting Juli doesn't do much to restore normalcy to Alex's life either, but it sure is exhilarating!
As Alex and Juli bare their secrets-and a whole lot more-they find that while normal is nice, weird can be wonderful.

This book was a satisfying read from start to finish.   Kind of like watching a hurricane name Juli run roughshod over an unsuspecting man on a mission.  The plot of this book was original and the hilarity that ensures is sure to keep you laughing through the entire story. 

A funny thing happened to Juli on her way to spread her Uncle's ashes.  Yep, that's a good way to start this review.  Add in a wacky rendition of the Newlywed Game, an allergic reaction to some seasickness medication, a couple of pirates a boat loaded with diamonds and you got yourself a madcap laugh-yourself-silly story that only Tawna could tell.

But don't take my word for it for yourself.  This is one read you don't want to miss.


Linda G. said...

Oh, I like the idea of a "Hurricane Juli" -- she WAS the perfect storm for Alex, wasn't she?

Tawna Fenske said...

LOL at "Hurricane Juli." Er, wait. I think there's a "blowing" joke I need to make now.

Never mind.

Thank you for the lovely review! So fun!


Karla Nellenbach said...

the allergic reaction bit was the best. funny stuff :)

abby mumford said...

hurricane juli!!!!! so perfect.