by Shirley Jump

August 2005
ISBN: 0-8217-7693-2
Reviewer Graphic Button Zebra Books
Mass Market Paperback

The Angel Craved Lobster is the third book in Shirley Jumpís recipe series. This story has Meredith from a small midwestern town coming to Boston to help out Rebecca during the last month or so of her pregnancy. Meredith jumped at the chance that Rebecca offered so off she went to Boston leaving her home with a very short notice to her parents, her job and finally telling her fiancťe that the wedding was off and she wasnít marrying him. Do you think this small town girl can get away with that? All her life she did what everyone expected her to do.

She comes to Boston to not only help out Rebecca but also to lose her virginity as well, can she, though? Can she find the right man to help her then move on with her life? Only time will tell and of course the man. She realizes Travis is just the man she wants to help her; can she convince him to do it?

Travis canít believe that she is offering him her virginity. He swore off alcohol and women for thirty days and now just a few hours later he receives this offer. He knows what he must do and that is save her before someone really takes her up on the offer. He says he will help her along with offering her a few of the city sights. But the problem is, can he keep his thirty day promise to himself?

It seems that Meredith has some unwanted visitors to the city, namely her brothers and a few other people seem not too far behind as well. Can her brothers keep her from Travis and the agreement they made? They sure try. It is comical in the way they try to unnerve Travis into not seeing their sister again. But does that stop Travis? Youíll have to read the book to find out.

The secondary characters add much to the story, Travis roommate, your typical bachelor, who gets some laughs at the things happening to Travis. We have the advise from Candace and Maria, and we get to catch up with them as well since we last left them. We canít forget the recipes with advice from whoever is making the recipe at the beginning of the chapters.

The Angel Craved Lobster can be easily read in one sitting. I know I did. It is full of the same quirky life problems that can befall anyone. And this one has a big one in it besides Meredith trying to lose her virginity. We also learn that you have to be true to yourself and your beliefs and that you might just fall in love when you least expect it or even want to. We also learn that not everything goes the way you had it planned. Iíll be on the lookout for the next book by Shirley Jump in her recipe series.

Reviewed in July 2005 by Pam.

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