Thursday, August 25, 2011
Pink Heart Picks: The Maverick's Greek Island Mistress
One of the best things about being an author is having access to great books all the time and getting recommendations for fab authors and stories. One of the worst things about it is there is simply not enough time to read them all. This was my FIRST Kelly Hunter book - after years of hearing how wonderful her books are! Long overdue.
Then there's the addition of her cousin Nico, hotel owner Chloe and her nephew Sam. At first I thought there might be too much of them in the story, but when things come to a climax you understand WHY. Everyone has a very important role to play.
To be honest, this could have totally worked as a longer book. There could have been bits in Nico and Chloe and even Sam's point of view. There could have been flashbacks to a specific event in Pete's past. It had that big book feel in a smaller format. I don't often say this about category romances, but I got to the end and wished there was more. Not that the story wasn't complete, because it was. But I would have liked to have visited a little bit longer. :-) I read it in one sitting as the pages just seemed to keep turning themselves!
Kelly has a great voice, with a lot of humour and wit that is balanced by emotion and poignancy. I'm hoping Pete's brothers have books too? Because I'll be looking for more of her books to read.
A very special story and a new release.
I love military heroes, so in September I'm hanging out with a struggling soldier in THE HEART OF A HERO by Barbara Wallace. You can get it anywhere Harlequin Romances are sold - on eharlequin right now or after the official release date (September 6) everywhere else!
Join me back here on September 29 to chat about it and find out what I'm reading in October!