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Monday, May 20, 2013

Save My Soul by Ellery Arden/ a RABT VBTour

Contemporary Romance
Date Published: 3/25/12

Psychotherapist Maggie Collins has always been a little off the proverbial wall, but now 
she’s also knee deep in a delayed quarter-life crisis. With her meager paychecks devoured by 
student loan debt, a car payment and rent for office space, living at home with a flighty, folksinging mother seemed like a good idea…at first. Now Maggie’s not so sure. She wants space 
to sort things out and launch a life of her own, but she needs a cushion of cash to get there. 
When an unexpected phone call brings an offer Maggie can’t refuse, she’s one deal with the 
devil away from moving out of her mother’s house.
The devil of contract negotiations, baseball agent Jordon Kemmons, has a problem the 
usual experts can’t fix…his star pitcher is too depressed to throw strikes. Even worse, 
Jordon’s post-divorce grudge against women is turning him into a raging mess. If desperate 
times call for desperate measures, then cynical Jordon has made the most desperate move 
of all. He’s hoping sexy psychotherapist Maggie Collins is the answer to all his rusty prayers.
Soon Maggie and Jordon are fighting an attraction that threatens everything they’ve ever 
believed. If it’s not just physical attraction…if it’s something more, maybe two wrongs can 
make a right.

My Review:

The strong points of this book were the well developed characters and the well written story.   This reader could certainly identify with Maggie Collins.    When first love happens, how does one distinguish between  true love and lust?   Maggie travels to North Carolina to help a distressed baseball player and finds herself lost in a soul searching struggle with his agent.....is she sexually attracted?  has the agent, Jordan, displaced feelings of love for her as a therapist?   Has she made a terrible mistake by giving in to her own sexual desires?

The first chapter had me laughing out loud.   Maggie and Jordan were at odds and Maggie's sarcasm and sharp wit were evident.   The remaining chapters centered around helping Carlos, the ball player, come to grips with his own reality and the sexual tension between free spirited Maggie and  not sexually active, Jordan.  It wasn't my favorite love story of all time--Maggie seemed to over think things too much.  I did enjoy the ending and the changes in the characters as they found their resolutions to the problems at hand.
Overall I rate this at three winks--(average read, enjoyable).


 Elley Arden

Author Bio
Elley Arden is a born and bred Pennsylvanian who has lived as far west as Utah and as far north as Wisconsin. She drinks wine like it’s water (a slight exaggeration), prefers a night at the ballpark to a night on the town, and believes almond English toffee is the key to happiness.
Elley has been reading romance novels since she was a sixteen-year-old babysitter, sneaking Judith McNaught and Danielle Steele novels off the bookshelves of the women who employed her. She started her first manuscript when she was twenty-five, writing during babies’ naps. A total of three children and ten years later, the manuscript was complete. Little did she know, her journey to publication was only beginning…
Elley writes provocative contemporary romances for Crimson Romance.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Beth, thanks so much for the review! :)