- Paperback: 352 pages
- Publisher: Berkley Trade (August 1, 2006)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0425211320
- ISBN-13: 978-0425211328
- Product Dimensions: 5 x 1 x 8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 8 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #11,023,637 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Tulle Little, Tulle Late Paperback – August 1, 2006
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About the Author
Kimberly Llewellyn is the author of three previous contemporary romance novels. Before becoming a full time writer she did the theatre thing, the modeling thing, and the pageant thing. She lives in the greater Tampa Bay Area with her husband and son.
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The career is on its way as she is in a competition for a promotion at work. To celebrate, she and her friends go to a party and she leaves with a sexy stranger on his motorcycle. After a night of the best sex she has ever had, Nina figures she will never see Dante again, but darned if he does not keep showing up. As she struggles with a sabotaging competitor at work, an aging diva that wants her at her beck and call, sex on a bike Dante, and the sudden reemergence of former fiance Jeremiah with a hard luck story, suddenly she has far too many balls in the air.
Llewellyn's adventure in near-matrimony is at times hysterical and sexy without being racy. The wry and often "punny" chapter headings add even more fun to a book that is already entertaining, even if it is a bit predictable at times. Nina is the perfectly flawed career woman who finally decides that she is not going to wait for Prince Charming to shape her future.
Kimberly Llewellyn takes readers on an unbelievably zany journey. At times, it's almost like watching a train wreck as Nina seems to experience every single possible catastrophe that could occur. If you've ever had one of those nightmares in which every single thing went wrong to the point that it exceeds the expectations of reality, then you can imagine Nina's life in TULLE LITTLE, TULLE LATE. Amazingly enough, Nina herself remains likeable despite her obvious flaws. Kimberly Llewellyn does a phenomenal job with the character development as it is the strength of Nina's personality, and not the actual events, that carries this tale.
TULLE LITTLE, TULLE LATE will appeal to fans of chick lit as Kimberly Llewellyn engages the reader in a tale of woe and redemption. Nina's self-exploration will strike a chord with readers who enjoy something a bit offbeat. TULLE LITTLE, TULLE LATE is an odd journey, but one that readers of chick lit should enjoy.
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That's when it all starts. Celie catches her cousin in the dress, and calls off the entire wedding, saying that the dress is tainted now that Nina's worn it. After that fiasco, Nina is ready for some changes in her life. It's not just about her competition with Celie; she's going nowhere with any of her goals in life. No man, stuck in the same rut at work for four years, no money, and no kids. She doesn't have anything she thought she'd have by the time she reached thirty.
With the help of her two best friends, Brooke and Unity, Nina creates a to-do list for her life. She wants it back on track, and she wants it all now. Her need for instant gratification has always been a bit of a problem for her, and nothing's changing now. First, she asks for a promotion at work, which would cross off two goals at once. Having a better job would mean more money. Of course, she never planned on competing against lying, stealing Chad Gorham for the job. He'll do anything to get it.
Next is her romantic life. That's also more complicated than Nina had planned. First, she meets Dante at a party. He's sexy and mysterious, but it's just a one-night stand...Right? Wrong. Dante keeps showing up, and Nina's not about to send him away. There's another man in her life she's not sending away, either. Jeremiah Stone is back. He claims he is in danger, and needs Nina to go to some parties with him, just to throw the guerillas threatening his life off of the trail. Plus, he needs a place to crash. Nothing in Nina's life is going as planned. Things are getting messy, and she's got to fix it all fast.
Kimberly Llewellyn's novel, Tulle Little, Tulle Late, is one that's certainly worth reading. Llewellyn is an excellent writer, and her book is funny, witty, and well-written. She pulls her readers into Nina's story, and keeps them hooked to the very last page. Nina is a heroine who has readers cheering for her right up until the story ends, and thinking about her story even after the book is over. She is a well-developed character, as are the others populating this story. Nina Robertson and her life goals are something that any woman who has ever felt she needs to get her life on track (and fast!) can relate to. And haven't we all felt that way at some point?
The author doesn't write in a way that makes the reader see every detail in his or her head, but that's not necessary in this type of writing. This is a novel centering around the plot and the characters, and most of the settings and tiny details are unimportant. Kimberly Llewellyn has a gift for captivating readers and creating great heroines, with great sidekicks, too. Nina's best friends, Unity and Brooke, are zany, interesting characters, and awesome friends.
Kimberly Llewellyn's novel stands out in the world of chick lit, and is sure to have readers raving (and recommending it to all of their friends). Llewellyn manages to make a familiar idea (women needing to their lives on track, especially in the career and romance departments) original and funny. She ties together all the threads of the story nicely, and ties it up at the end just as well. She is a brilliant author, and readers, upon finishing Tulle Little, Tulle Late, are sure to be looking forward to her next book