Romance Novel


This month's book is All They Need, Nov11 1742, by Sarah Mayberry. Yes, it's another romance novel but I like to read the fluff every once and awhile too. Although the storyline isn't all fluffy and lighthearted.

It takes place in Australia, during the winter months, but I don't feel bad for the characters because they can still wear shorts during the day. Especially when I look out of my window and see snow on the roof tops.

The storyline involves one of the main characters, Flynn Randall, who has a parent who is diagnosed with alzheimer's. Flynn is an only child and having to take over the family business, much earlier than anticipated.

The other main character, Melanie Porter, left an abusive marriage and is dealing with the emotional aftermath of that relationship. She's starting a new life and romance is not a part of it.

The result is of course the two of them coming together and realizing that they can depend on each other through both of their hard times.

The first snow, that stayed, in my neck of the woods.

I personally could do without the juicy sex scenes. I find myself skipping over them. I get what's going on, the description isn't necessary. The storyline in All They Need is pretty good on it's own. But I guess that's what sells in this genre of writing.

I give All They Need 3.5 out of 5.

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Till next time,


Dark & Rainy

It's Friday,  I'm thankful for that. I'm reviewing a Harlequin Super Romance, Finding Her Dad by Janice Kay Johnson. Every once and a while a like to switch up my reading with some lighter, fun material. Romance novels generally fit that bill.

The premise of this novel is about the varieties of families that can be built from using the service of a sperm bank. Something that has been a part of many societies for decades now. I was wondering when a romance novel would use that premise. Here it is.

The donor is supposed to be anonymous. Able to give his donation, move on with life and never have to deal with the offspring again. Not in this case, Jonathan Brenner is living his life, campaigning to become the newest sheriff of town. His unknown, biological, teenage daughter Sierra has recently had her world turned up-side down. Finding her bio-dad is what she feels she needs to do.

Sierra is living with her foster mother Lucy when her search for her bio-dad starts. Lucy is reluctant and worried that Sierra will get hurt. Sierra is willing to take the chance plus she sees romantic possibility between Lucy and Jonathan when they finally meet.

A great read for a cool and rainy weekend or a long trip out of town. Whether your a romance novel fanatic or just a casual reader this is a fun read.

I give Finding Her Dad 4 out of 5.

What are some of your favourite romance authors or recent romance titles?
Finding Her Dad
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Till next time,