Bethany Lopez sweetened the pot. A Pinch of Salt, should be renamed A Dash of Sugar. Not only does she serve up some spicy romance, she gives readers a taste of a father's love. Written between the lines is a tablespoon of sage advice and all of this is delivered with a teaspoon of love. Caring can be as simple as lending a kind ear or helping out a friend or taking a chance by risking it all and opening up one's heart again. Reasonable advice hidden in a tasty little package.
The craziness of reality TV meets the beauty of small town living and creates some delicious down home scandal. Ready to Run doesn't take itself too seriously. Lauren Layne has concocted a bushel of joy with her usual sassy style and ingenious characters. A groom on the run, a woman in hot pursuit and a small town full of matchmaking citizens lead to some crazy antics. Lucky Hollow is dangerous to the heart but pure magic for the soul.
The fantasy becomes a reality when two total opposites find the perfect match in each other. With Something New, Ms. Hart kept the childhood fairy tale ideals but gave them an updated steamy heart to heart. This time around the hero and heroine write their own story. It's hard to decide who was more in need of rescuing. The girl with the broken engagement or the guy with a heart full of dreams. Either way, Savvy and Damian are heartstoppingly fabulous together.
The appeal of a Darcy Burke novel is that whether historical or contemporary, her target is always the heart. The connection between author, reader and story is paramount and she never misses her mark. So In Love is a mixture of romance, drama and mystery. Modern day romance gets a hand from a little fictional history. With a few familiar faces along to guide the way, Crystal and Jamie discover the importance of love and sacrifice. If it's relatable and emotional, Ms. Burke surely has done something right.