Title: Alice In Wonderland (a Novel)
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Author: Elle Lothlorien
Publisher: self published, CreateSpace, 2013
Rating: 2.5- disappointing
Sexy Rating: 3
Description from amazon.com:
When high school math teacher Alice Faye Dahl attends a Texas Hold’Em home poker tournament, she doesn’t know a royal flush from a toilet flush. Four months and dozens of “wins” later, she’s one of the Final Nine–the championship table at the International Poker Tour in Surfer’s Paradise, Australia–and way out of her depth. When a fluke shark attack throws her and sports reporter Lapin “Rabbit” Montgomery together, it seems to challenge the saying “lucky at cards, unlucky at love.” A veteran of the poker circuit (and gorgeous besides), Rabbit offers to help her go all the way to win the multi-million dollar prize, a deal she can’t refuse. In this modern-day twist on Carroll’s “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland,” Alice discovers much too late that when it comes to poker (and love), sometimes you win, sometimes you lose–and sometimes it’s both.
Australia, love, card sharks, belly-aching laughs, real sharks, poker, Wonderland, and a touch of intrigue–there’s just no telling what you’ll find down the rabbit hole…
I liked how this novel followed the story of the classic ALICE. But I really had a hard time with Faye’s constant letting Lapin off the hook whenever he sidestepped a question. This almost caused me to abandon the book mid way through, because at this point I also could not decide where this story was going. The scene setting and info about Australia was fun and gave me insights to the country that I had not known. There were too many contrived surprises. I loved the Author’s THE FROG PRINCE but this one just didn’t do it for me. I’m sorry to say that because Ms Lothlorien is a good writer and I will read another of her books.