{Book Review} Great Aunt Sophia’s Lessons for Bombshells by @lisacach

August 18, 2012 Reviews 6

Great Aunt Sophia’s Lessons for Bombshells by Lisa Cach
Pages: 320
Publication Date: June 19, 2012 by Gallery Books
Age Group: Adult
Source: Publisher
Series: N/A
Challenge(s): 150+ reading challenge, Debut Author Challenge, Just Contemporary challenge, ABC challenge
Buy this Book: Amazon
Summary(from Goodreads):

A Ph.D. in sex appeal ? Grace Cavanaugh is hell-bent on proving her Women’s Studies dissertation thesis that beauty only leads to misery. And what better research subject than her great-aunt Sophia, a former B-movie star? Now eighty-five and facing surgery, Sophia has asked Grace for company. . . .
Grace imagines a helpless, lonely old woman, forced to turn to a great-niece she barely knows. Instead she finds the aging diva holding court in a Pebble Beach mansion, oozing a bombshell-itude—arthritis and wrinkles be damned—that captivates every male in sight. To Grace’s dismay, her greataunt decides a perfect distraction would be transforming the frumpy feminist into a femme fatale who purrs for her suitors . . . or devours them. She ordains classes in everything from carb cutting to lingerie, culminating in a challenging final exam. The newly svelte Grace must test her wiles—on both devilishly handsome and morally corrupt Declan and sensitive but painfully awkward Dr. Andrew.
Newly unleashed desires—and the discovery of a closely held family secret— threaten the bookworm-turned-babe’s entire feminist upbringing. Her thesis gone sadly awry, Grace wonders if her great-aunt is right: Will trusting her heart lead her to find beauty in the most unexpected places?

This book blew my mind. I loved everything about it. I loved Aunt Sophia’s scheming, manipulative but obviously caring ways. I loved the sexy fun that oozed out of Declan, and my oh my did I love the transformation that Grace underwent. This is a sexy, fun romance that will make you wish you could have the kind of life changing summer that Grace has. I need to go find myself a long lost great aunt Sophia!

Grace is a practical, smart, independent PhD student that thinks she has all the answers. She prides herself on being an independent woman, and maybe even a feminist. She is certainly opinionated and as Declan will say, “firey”. I loved Grace’s fire. I also loved that while she was super stubborn at first, eventually she opened herself up to the idea of change and the fact that maybe she doesn’t have all the answers. And as soon as she did that things started to change for Grace. The best part of this book, is that it is so realistic. I could actually picture the story unfolding and playing out right before my eyes. It was so well written and crafted. It was a delight to read.

And speaking of delights, mmm I loved me some Declan. He sure did know how to get uptight Grace to loosen up and let go of some of her iron clad control. I loved watching the two of them interact.

I can’t say enough good things about Great Aunt Sophia’s Lessons for Bombshells. It is smart, sassy, romantic fun that I could not put down. I need to read another Lisa Cach book ASAP. I can’t think of a single thing that I didn’t enjoy about this book, and that is really saying something!

5/5 gavels

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6 Responses to “{Book Review} Great Aunt Sophia’s Lessons for Bombshells by @lisacach”

  1. kimbacaffeinate

    This sounds like such a fun read and i love smart and sassy protagonist. I love the cover too 🙂 Thanks for sharing this it was totally new to me.

  2. Jenni

    This sounds like such a great book! The cover is really pretty too. I’ll have to look into reading it some day. Thanks for the review

  3. Judy-Ree

    I don’t typically read YA books, because of what I like to call the Teen Drama Trauma that is typically within them. But this books looks and sounds like it will be more funny than angsty. Can’t wait to check it out.

    Thanks for the review!

  4. andieleah

    It sounds like there are gonna be some sparks flying between Gracie and Declan…I’m sure Declan will have fun pushing Grace outside her comfort zone

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