Monday, July 2, 2012
Review: Heartstrings & Diamond Rings, by Jane Graves
HE'S THE MAN OF HER DREAMS . . .
In a world full of frogs, Alison Carter is determined to find her prince. Maybe her dating past is more Titanic than Love Boat, but she's seen enough happy marriages to know that true love is possible. No matter what, she won't give up on happily-ever-after. If she can't find Mr. Right, she'll simply hire someone who can.
SHE JUST DOESN'T KNOW IT YET
When Brandon Scott inherits a successful matchmaking business, he thinks his prayers have been answered. Set up a few lonely ladies, collect the fee, how hard can it be? No one needs to know he's not really a professional matchmaker-especially not his first client, the beautiful, spirited Alison. Soon he's falling for her-and her dreams of kids and carpools. But Alison is getting close to figuring out his secret, and if she learns he's deceived her too, she'll walk right out the door, taking Brandon's heart with her.
I read Jane Graves' other book, Black Ties & Lullabies, and though I enjoyed it, I liked this one much more. My only real issue with this book was the romance started very slow. In saying that, and after reading/learning the plot, I don't see how she could have written it any other way. I suggest readers keep going if they find themselves thinking the same thing. In all honesty, there's enough humor and wit to carry through until the heat. I love books where the secondary characters are as strong as the main. You'll fall in love with them. The conflict was sound and the actions/re-actions believable. The "dates" for Alison may seem a bit out there, but I laughed out loud several times. Recommended.