Monday, June 2, 2014

The Picture of Cool / Laurie Boris

Reviewed by: BigAl

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Approximate word count: 10-15,000 words

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Author of four novels and a two time winner in Books and Pals Readers’ Choice Awards, Laurie Boris lives with her husband in the Hudson Valley of New York. She is also a contributing writer and editor for IndiesUnlimited.

For more, visit Boris’ website.


“Television producer Charlie Trager spends his days working with beautiful women on a daytime talk show. But underneath his cool façade, there’s a hollow spot in his heart, waiting for the right man to ease his loneliness. Then he meets the show’s next guest, a handsome young politician with a bad case of nerves—and a secret that could turn both their lives upside down.”


The Picture of Cool reads much like a contemporary romance novel. It has the same story arc as a typical romance with two minor differences. The first is that the ending is nontraditional although not so far off as to be unsatisfying to romance fans. The second is that rather than a hero and heroine it has two heroes.

The second contributes to some of the complications not found in a typical romance. However, this is a fun story that should appeal to open-minded romance readers in many of the same ways as a girl meets boy romance would.


A small amount of adult language and mild sexual situations.

Format/Typo Issues:

No issues.

Rating: ***** Five Star


?wazithinkin said...

I have this in my TBR pile and really want to find the time to read it soon! :D

Julie Frayn said...

In mine also, but wanted to read her others first. So much to read! Nice review. Way to go, Laurie!

BooksAndPals said...

On the assumption that most authors are going to like to read the kind of book they write (a fairly reasonable guess, I think) then I'd be amazed if you don't like all of Laurie's books, Julie. At least in a broad sense, her characters and the plots of the books I've read are much like your book. This one, plot-wise, probably the least so.

Laurie Boris said...

Thank you, Books and Pals!

Susan Lulgjuraj said...

Got a chance to read this a few weeks ago and really enjoyed it. I really liked the characters.