Wednesday, April 6, 2011

ARC Review: A Little Bit Of Passion by Beate Boeker

Series:  None

Genre:   Contemporary Romance

Release Date:  April 4, 2011

Publisher:  Avalon

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Format I Read:  ARC print copy

Pages:  192

Source:  Author

Reading Challenge:  None

Read an excerpt
Book Blurb
Karen Larsen calls herself a modern gypsy because she has split her life into two perfect halves. In winter, she's a skiing instructor in the Teton Mountain Range; in summer, she works at the bookstore she owns on Long Island, New York. But one Easter holiday, John Bermett and his son Gerry join her skiing group, and her perfectly balanced universe is shaken. John is the owner and CEO of ON!, the largest electronic equipment company in America. Though there is an intense mutual attraction, Karen feels that dating John would disrupt her free-spirited lifestyle. She works through her internal struggle in e-mail correspondence with her best friend, Leslie Carter, co-owner of the bookstore.

Can she overcome her need for independence and find a compromise between her single life and the man who might be the love of it?

My Thoughts
I enjoyed this book simply because it was short and sweet.  It’s been awhile since I’ve read a book where the main characters were carefree enough to just enjoy life and the surprises that came along with it.  The story is about lasting friendships and finding love in the most unexpected places.

The story mostly centers around two best friends, Karen and Leslie.  The friends are never in the same place at the same time so they keep in touch through their daily emails.  At first I thought that this would be annoying, but it wasn’t.  The emails started out light hearted with tales of everyday life, but towards the end of the book they became very emotional.  With that being said, I never got bored with their conversations.

I loved the BFFs.  They understood each so well, or so they thought.  At one point Karen became a little whiny because she thought Leslie was stabbing her in the back, but thankfully the friends cleared the air before any real damage could be done to their friendship.

I also liked the relationship between Karen and John and his son Gerry.  It was cute and unexpected.  Gerry made a great match maker even if he didn’t realize that he was actually bringing Karen and John together.  Personally, I felt the romance happened a little too quickly but I still enjoyed the story.

Three flowers of love because I liked this book.  It was a light romance and definitely a good story of friendship.

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