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Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Blue Eyes by Beth Pontorno

Blue Eyes by Beth Pontorno
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Full Length (198 pages)
Heat Level: Spicy
Rating: 3.5 books
Reviewed by Larkspur

Megan Savoie doesn't want--or need--silly flirtations and romantic interludes. In her experience, such things always end in heartache. When her New Orleans home is mistakenly sold at a tax sale, romance is the farthest thing from her mind.

Remy Batiste, the buyer, has other ideas. Like Megan, he’s no stranger to heartache. Nevertheless, he finds himself wanting to banish the sadness from her incredible eyes. As unexpected passion flares between them, he realizes Megan’s home is more than a possession - it’s her foundation. He wants to make it the sanctuary she craves, as long as she’ll take him along with it.

Gaining her love poses a tough challenge. But winning her trust? Next to impossible.

Megan Savoie is used to uncertainty in her life, but it takes the cake when a former classmate buys her New Orleans home at a tax sale. He’s in for one heck of a fight.

It’s not often that your life changes when you open your front door, but that’s just what happened to Remy Batiste when he opened the door to a fuming and furious former friend, he got his socks knocked off figuratively and literally by the most amazing set of Blue Eyes.

Beth Portorno, gave us a truly creative romance novel when she came up with the plot to Blue Eyes because really, who finds love as a result of a tax sale, but that’s exactly what happened and it will pull her readers right in. The trick is to keep the audience after pulling them in and this she does with dialogue that will let her audience visualize the scenes from the pages. Her characters will also pull you in as they are very likeable and believable although at times Remy seems too good to be true and Megan’s immaturity seems somewhat excessive, however this only causes a minor distraction from the overall enjoyment and the novel does not suffer too much as a result.

She also gives us co-starring characters that fill in all our blanks and would make the tale dull without them. The romance for the most part seems impossible to pull off and the Happy Ever After more elusive than finding the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, but pull it off she does and her readers will really enjoy their ever bumpy road to happiness. The love scenes will make the smoke detectors go off in the room you choose to read in so be prepared for smoking lovemaking which is pretty descriptive and sensual.

If you’re a fan of contemporary romance without suspense, murder and mayhem this should be your next choice, if you’re up to a trip to The Big Easy, for some hot romance and humid temps, save airfare and just pick up a copy of Blue Eyes. You’ll be glad you did.

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