I have read every one of Lynnette Bernard's books and some of them more than once and I will read them again undoubtedly and after reading this book I can honestly say that she has a huge imagination. However, this book took me a month to read and I want to say that unfortunately it was too easy to put down and take break to go read another book. Which makes it hard to decide on a rating, even if I did keep coming back to this very sweet and out the Lynnette Bernard's box story.
This book not like her normal style of writing which I think show cases her talent with only a couple minor things that bothered me about the book. Too start with, I want to say the word "Tender" in any form was way over used and that in some key spots I felt that the passion, that I know Lynnette can write, got lost and I just didn't get that emotional wave of what the character was feeling when your picturing the characters or the scenes of a book. The best parts of this book where the passion was there were at the beginning (the attack) and then the scene with Alison in the camp ground, the later being so intense I could not help but cry.
This story had about the same amount of action going on in the bedroom but less graphic language (no F-bombs and such) compared to her other books.
I do like how thought out each of the characters were, even Jerod, Kay and the Fletcher's had their quirks, which doesn't always happen with minor characters. Edwin McCoy could be the poster parent for why some parent should be licensed to become parents. And being a Trekky I have to I love the name Sam McCoy and that the reference was used ;)
I will most likely read this book again because it is a worthy read even with its minor imperfections.
Book Cover Rating
I do like the cover but I am not entirely sure how it ties into the book in away that fits the story line.
Book Blurb Rating
Childhood friends, Sam, Rachel, and Roy, were inseparable--three lost souls who protected each other. When Sam's father threatened their futures, Rachel did what she had to do in order to protect them all. She left. Ten years later, Rachel Williams retreats to the quiet of the Colorado mountains. She needs isolation from the outside world to heal from a brutal date attack. Sam McCoy has had it with socially elite women--especially his ex-fiancée. He needs to go back to the mountains and create a home, complete with a baby or two. When Rachel is injured, Sam is there to take care of her. He loves the way she defies him, makes him laugh, and makes him need. A future with her would be filled with love and babies. Angelic dreams help Sam and Rachel know they're fated to be together, despite the interference of others. It will be up to Roy and his wife Paulette to help nudge fate along.
Published May 19, 2014
Publisher Siren Publishing