Coffee Time Romance & More






ISBN# 1424185467
August 2007
Publish America
111 E. Church Street, Frederick, MD 21701
288 pages
Romantic suspense
Rating: 3 Cups

Karen is a thirty-two year old single mother of a sixteen year old girl. Her high school boyfriend moved away when she was pregnant and she never heard from him again. She is making a big change in her life, moving from the trailer she grew up in to a house on Pleasant Avenue.

Gary has been a widower for sixteen years and raised his eighteen year old daughter on his own. He is very attracted to the woman who moved in across the street from him, but is afraid of being rejected.

Two lonely people become neighbors and quickly fall in love. This affects the people around them in ways that they never dreamed of.

First and most importantly, this is not a romantic suspense novel in any sense of the word. It is a rather sweet love story verging on the inspirational. The author has a knack for description, but goes overboard in many instances. For example, most of us know how to do laundry or make a peanut butter and jelly sandwich and do not need pages of description of it. The characters are likable for the most part and the author tries to let us know what makes each of them tick. I liked the daughters but found that much in this area was unresolved. The Devan character had a lot of potential for the story, but somehow never followed through on any of the promise. With a change of genre and some editing, this story would really live up to its potential. I liked a lot about it, but the author crammed too much into the story and often neglected to tie up different plotlines making for inconsistencies and loose ends.

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