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Monday, February 4, 2013

May I Have Your Attention Please/ Fire and Ice Blog Hop

I just finished an amazing read.....a classy romance and it was Delicious!
Folks, this was what romance is meant to be!!

Parker Welles is a daughter of wealth, an only child.   She has been brought up prim and proper, had a trust fund to support herself, is a single mother of a five and a half year old and life is good until her cagey father pulls the rug from under her feet.   He managed that trust fund on her behalf, and the trust fund of her son Nicky, until the feds abscounded with everything daddy owned due to securities fraud.    That also included the mansion she and her son lived in.

Homeless, with eleven grand in her personal checking account, and no trust fund any longer to fall back upon, she takes a three week hiatus to a property left to her in Maine by an aunt while Nicky spends three weeks with his father and stepmother in Yosemite.     Her father's lawyer, James Cahill, has always cared for Parker and joins her in Maine to prepare the house for a "flip"......coat of paint here, a re-roof there...what could be easier!   But of course there are obstacles!!

The challenge is set for Parker and James and the virtual shack she has inherited.   Can they get it ready for sale in three short weeks?    Can Parker and James have more than a summer fling?    Can they even get that far?   And can Parker resolve her issues with the parents that really needed a handbook on parenting?    Can James find peace for his past sins?

Ms Higgins characters were more believable than most you read about.   I loved Parker and I loved James.  Supporting characters were just as awesome as main characters and their motives were very well developed and believable.  The storyline was believable and moved smoothly.   And true to life there were lots of trials and tribulations along the way to understanding and acceptance and that one true love.   It was a story that you could relax and enjoy from start to finish.

I can't say I found anything objectionable or disappointing in this read.   Yes, the main characters had sex, but it wasn't depicted in a graphic or unseemly manner.     This was a classy romance novel and I enjoyed it immensely.     Can we say

5 Winks????

I bought this book from Amazon/Kindle and was in no way compensated for this review.   I bought it, I read it and the review is from my own words and observations!

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Unknown said...

Blood and Chocolate would be my favorite even though it is a YA. It was my first.

Cassandra said...

One of my favorites is Seduction & Chocolate by Tara Sivec :)
Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

Unknown said...

oh gosh umm Audrey Niffenegger I loved The Time Travelers Wife <3

Jenifer S said...

I think any of the Highlander novels by Karen Marie Moning.

Meghan said...

My favorite romance novel is DEFINITELY "Outlander" by Diana Gabaldon! It's not strictly a romance novel, but it's so romantic!


Meghan said...

My favorite romance novel is DEFINITELY "Outlander" by Diana Gabaldon! It's not strictly a romance novel, but it's so romantic!


Heidi@Rainy Day Ramblings said...

My fav romance is always Gone with the WInd! Thanks for the lovely post and giveaway and for being a part of Fire and Ice. This does sound like a fun romance and I like that it is classy!

Angie Adair said...

My favorite romance is Bridges of Madison County by James Waller! Love it!!! Angie angadair(at)nwcable(dot)net

Kimberly @ Caffeinated Reviewer said...

Ooo no way I can pin it down to just one..you are killing me. How about most recent favorite...One Good Earl Deserves A Lover by Sarah MacLean.

RIN said...

Honestly? I think I have to go with Pride and Prejudice.

veRONIca said...

Right now I'm kind of obssessed with Reflected in You by Sylvia Day

Aline Tobing said...

I have so many fave but the first book which made me fall in love with romance is Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen, which I read in college as an assignment :D

Amanda said...

My favorite romance novel isn't just one novel but rather a series of novels, the Cedar Cove series by Debbie Macomber.

Krista said...

Lord of Scoundrels by Loretta Chase