Elaine White's Life in Books

The Author

 

Elaine White is the author of multi-genre romance, covering everything from paranormal, crime and contemporary. Growing up in a small town and fighting cancer in her early teens taught her that life is short and dreams should be pursued. Living vicariously through her independent, and often hellion characters, she lives comfortably at home with a pack of wolves cleverly disguised as one standard poodle. The Winner of two Watty Awards – Collector's Dream (An Unpredictable Life) and Hidden Gem (Faithfully) – and an Honourable Mention in 2016's Rainbow Awards (A Royal Craving) she has explored the worlds of multiple genres, but remains a romantic at heart. A self-professed geek, Elaine has fallen in love with reading and writing LGBT romance, offering diversity in both genre and character within her stories.

 

The Reviewer

 

I’m an author and reader, who just can’t get away from books. I discovered the MM genre a few years ago and became addicted.

Top #50 UK reviewer on Goodreads
#1 reviewer on Divine Magazine

The Christmas Cookie Club - Ann Pearlman I love cookies. I bake them and it's like therapy, as well. I love a good get together with your besties and friends and family. And I love Disney the dog.

I thought this story was great. Well thought out, original, realistic and very much the kind of thing you would get if you threw your own Cookie Club party with a bunch of girls. Hectic lives seep into the cookies and before you know it, you're reminiscing about days gone by and lost loves.

I think the characters here are real, emotional, and individual. Though some of them share the same experiences, you never feel like there's just one box for characters and they each have a different name. These are people you can imagine meeting, talking to, getting on well with and enjoying a good party with.

Overall a success. The reason it's not 5 stars? I had a little bit of difficulty first getting into it, first off. I didn't like the way Sissy spoke, not because it was with an accent, but before previously we hadn't been told she had an accent. It was difficult to read and a little racist to me. There is to be another book and although I'd love to read more about what happened to these women, it states that the next book is about the daughters Tara and Sky. I want to find out what happened next to these women before I move onto new ones. And, of course, I was left with unanswered questions. I hate that, unless they're going to be answered in the next book. I don't see how, since it's about completely different people.