I love that this book takes a very quotidian situation - housesitting & petsitting - and turns it into white-knuckle-level high drama. In that way the writing reminds me of the "44 Scotland Street" series by Alexander McCall Smith, though "Wooden Floors" goes into much more detail and is augmented by heavy doses of black humor. In fact, found myself laughing out loud - some of the situations were written so as to be so amusing I had to actually stop running in order to get the most out of the hilarious visuals.
If this was all about daily dysfunction, or Murphy's Law, Laurel & Hardy style, that would be enough, but there is character learning and intellectual growth, with exploration of maladaptive personality quirks thrown in.
The book also brings to mind the Mark Twain quote (or was it Oscar Wilde?): "I've had a lot of problems in my life, most of which have never happened."
Loved reading and listening to this!
I'm proud to be a bookaholic...addicted, obsessed, passionate!!! My favorite way to relax & escape reality....
Grace Sheridan and Jack Hamilton's escapades continue. It's not just distance that separates these two. Ms.Clayton once again does a great job with the book. It packs the same heat and humor, but more intensity since Grace and Jack have big obstacles to face. I even found myself teary eyed at times. I loved the complexity of this story. Grace coming to terms with herself, what she wants, and what she's willing to live with & without.I loved Jack's maturity, vulnerability, his love for Grace, and for accepting Grace for who she is (flaws and all). This is a series that completely draws you in and keeps you engaged. The side characters are fantastic, the situations that arise are believable, the sex….oh my lord….the sex is hot! I really enjoyed this sequel...it was sweet, funny and again...very sexy :-)