Monday, August 18, 2014
Book Review: Timeless Romance Anthology: Summer in New York
Today's review is of the Timeless Romance Anthology: Summer in New York.
I really enjoyed the majority of the stories in this book. They were all set in New York and you could really feel the setting in most of them. I liked that it wasn't "touristy" and the characters all felt realistic. The stories were romantic and left me wanting more! There was only one that felt less like a novella and more like an unfinished story, but it didn't diminish my enjoyment of the anthology.
Janette Rallison's novella, Job Hazards, made me laugh as an undercover officer, posing as a prostitute meets up with her high school boyfriend who wants to help her out of that life and get her away from her pimp. There were some really funny situations and I enjoyed these characters.
Heather Moore's novella was so romantic and sweet. I loved the hardships these two people had been through to get to this point in their lives and the sweetness they found with each other.
Luisa Perkin's Dulce de Leche was a surprise that really kept me captivated. Her characters had a depth to them that isn't usually seen in a novella or as well-developed. Really well done.
Sarah Eden never disappoints with the strong emotions she can bring out in her readers through her characters. Hers was an unforgettable story that really made you stop and think and maybe sigh a few times and really root for these two!
Annette Lyon's novella was one of redemption and showcased finding your dream again. The chemistry with the two main characters was well done and kept me glued to the page. I loved all the different places on her final list and how she saw things through new eyes when she was with Mark.
Lisa Mangum's contribution was sweet and charming and some of the scenes with the "wordsmith" made me smile as Ms. Mangum knows the publishing world/writing world well. Very true-to-life and fun to read!
This is a stellar addition to all the others in the Timeless Romance Anthologies and one I highly recommend! If you are interested in this novel click buy now below!
Here's the back copy"
Amazon #1 Bestselling series in *New Release* for Clean Romance
Six Award-Winning Authors have contributed new stories to A Timeless Romance Anthology: Summer in New York. Readers will love this collection of six contemporary romance novellas, all set in renowned New York City with one thing in common: Romance.
In USA Today bestselling author Janette Rallison’s delightful novella, JOB HAZARDS, Lydia Robinson is posing as a prostitute. Undercover of course. Lydia’s job as a police officer hasn’t reeled in her prince charming yet. That is, until Harrison Aldridge, old high school flame, pulls up to the corner to rescue the fallen damsel. Lydia can’t exactly give Harrison the truth without blowing her cover, and it takes a series of mishaps and another whole set of misunderstandings before Lydia will even consider letting Harrison back into her life.
In Heather B. Moore’s enchanting novella, A TASTE OF SUN, Winona Grant embarks on a summer-long visit to NYC to house-sit for her great-aunt after a nasty break-up with her boyfriend Paul. But when her aunt commissions neighbor Steve Monti to tour Winona around, they strike a deal. Winona has too many deadlines to play tourist, and Steve is looking for a distraction from his looming gallery opening. So Steve goes on the tours by himself, and Winona reports back to her aunt as if she’d gone too. The longer this happens, the more Winona wants to change her mind. Seeing the city with Steve might be the perfect solution to forgetting about Paul.
In Luisa Perkins’s sweet romance novella, DULCE DE LECHE, Marisol is desperate for another nanny job after being unfairly fired from her previous position. She has only two more semesters of college, but she’s too proud to ask her wealthy parents for financial help. When her potential new employer, a single father working long hours as an anesthesiologist, decides she’s too young and pretty to hire, she practically begs him for the job. Darius finally agrees, and as he watches her work miracles with his Asperger’s son, he realizes there is much more to Marisol than he first believed.
In TAKE A CHANCE, a captivating story by Sarah M. Eden, Miguel Santos has a stopover in New York. When the announcement of delayed flights comes over the PA system, Miguel is looking at spending several hours at the airport. Determined to get comfortable for the long wait, he’s surprised when he spies a familiar face amongst the stranded passengers: Jane Schoonenburg, the last person he expected to see. Three months have passed since he asked Jane to marry him—three months of misery. And now he knows that he must talk to her, if only to find out why she broke his heart.
Annette Lyon’s entrancing novella, FIRSTS AND LASTS, begins with Dani’s last week in New York. She’s failed in her dreams to catch a break as an actress and is now ready to return home and dust herself off. As she visits the places on her final to-see list, she meets Mark, another New York City transplant with big dreams. Except Mark hasn’t given up on his. As they spend the day together, Dani realizes that even though she hasn’t hit the “big time” she might be living her dream after all. Only problem: she has a one-way ticket back home.
In Lisa Mangum’s whimsically titled story: &, Lucy is riding a wave of success at having found a bestselling novel in the slush pile at an exclusive New York publishing house. If only her personal life was storybook perfect as well. Her relationship with Devon is on the rocks, and even though she's been put in charge of the house while her boss is gone on business, Lucy isn't sure she's up to the task. It will take a chance encounter with a handsome wordsmith to help Lucy claim the courage that has always been a part of her heart.