I Ll Be Perfectly Frank With You, Kim Ursula Said With Calm Deliberation Why Don T You Give Up Go Back Where You Came From And Leave Adam Alone Can T You See He Desperately Wants His Freedom Kim Stared At Ursula In Stunned Silence, Then Felt Anger Rising Ursula Wanted Her To Go, For That Would Leave The Field Clear For HerWell, Kim Decided, If Adam Wants His Freedom, He Can Say So She Wasn T Going To Run Off Like A Scared Rabbit A harlequin novel with a likeable and sincere hero, and a candid heroine What I really liked about this story is that there was honesty in their relationship from the very beginning There was a good communication between the H h, and I was so happy that the author did not try to create prolonged misunderstandings just for the sake of it The problems depicted here were also quite realistic rather than self inflicted It was a 4 stars book for me, but I feel that the simplicity of the writing, the characters and the plot is worth an extra star. Ppractical and nice h fights off witchy OW for her blinded H husband and does it with dignity, style and class The only thing missing from this book is a great cat like Marmalade with OW buttkicking skillz, tho the h doesn t really need them Really like this one and a favorite reread. Nice, old fashioned angsty marriage of convenience story about a woman and a newly blinded scientist who treats love like a simple chemical reaction because he s snarky that way who do the bump grind well before the I love yous get exchanged There s a super threateny Other Woman as well, natch.The heroine s insecurities about her physical appearance got a little old, but the hero didn t have douchebag moments, only conveniently oblivious ones It s not an angry Harley of a quiet and slow burn one Very satisfying I loved the heroine s impatient Oh, cry me a river attitude when the hero wallowed in self pity and made excuses I can so relate to that personality DIt reminded me of some of the older Harlequin authors I ve read Rosalind Brett, Mary Burchell, etc The writing is far above what you find today, in both Harlequins and in other romance genre flavors of the day Oh, I ll stop beating around the bush D Katy Evans could take some pointers from these authors on how to craft sentences and plot points that don t suck ass Original pre review Joe Namath hiding behind the Foster Grants She s a romantic, he s a realist But who will win in this battle between love and science Love, of course I thought this romance could have used tension and passion, but still enjoyed the portrayal of a marriage of convenience turning into a love match Kim endeared herself to me early on with her tough love attitude, not putting up with Adam s woe is me sulks I liked that she wasn t too perfect beneath the sweetness and spunkiness lay a very vulnerable and insecure woman where Adam was concerned I had a harder time connecting with Adam He was broody and cynical, but I felt as if I missed out on seeing him fall in love Most of the drama arose from Kim s unrequited love She did have some basis for her fears and insecurities But I felt the wannabe other woman, Ursula what a perfect OW name , posed no real threat other than in Kim s imagination She tried intimidating Kim with innuendos and lots of cold stares but was bark than bite To be fair, Adam really didn t do much to diminish Kim s fears either And the big one he hadn t claimed to love her yet.But this is romance so all s not lost Adam may have been physically blind and cynical regarding love, but proved that he wasn t blind to a woman s inner beauty, falling for Kim sight unseen How sweet is that Speaking of which, their HEA is made even sweeter by this miracle view spoiler Adam elects to undergo surgery to reverse his blindness and it works hide spoiler
Yvonne Whittal was born and raised in South Africa, the setting of most of her romances She started writing stories at a young age, but didn t really get serious about writing until after she married and had children She got many rejection letters from publishers, until a friend who loved romances gave her to encouragement to continue.
- 187 pages
- Where Seagulls Cry
- Yvonne Whittal
- 05 April 2018 Yvonne Whittal