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Thursday, November 6, 2008


Jenny by Erica Celeste
Publisher: Awe-struck Books
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Full
Heat Level: Sensual
Rating: 3.5 Books
Review by Hollyhock

Who ever said life was easy? Jenny certainly didn’t. Jenny is so overwhelmed by fear and guilt, she finds it hard to draw a sane breath from one day to the next. Robert, a caring pilot who has fallen deeply in love with Jenny, will do anything in his power to make her happy. Even though he’s perplexed by this secretive woman who refuses to even give him her last name, Robert loves her with all his heart. But Robert has his own grief to bear.

As he tries to find out who Jenny is and why she is so fearful of him, he struggles with the grief of the loss of his father and sister. But even though he needs Jenny’s comfort, he is more concerned about giving Jenny whatever support she needs to see her way through the storm that is clearly ruining her life. Against a background of strong supporting characters, this love story will tear at your heart. It’s life as we know it: real, demanding, tragic, and intense. But Robert will not be defeated by Jenny’s demons that come between them. Little does he realize he will have to give her his soul, and more, before they can finally find the happiness they both so richly deserve.

The way the author describes the canary-yellow scooter and all the scenes, especially the lake, it makes you feel as if you are actually trailing along with Jenny and her protector dog, Bo. Quite a few of the scenes are set at the lake, which makes for a beautiful background for a picnic. Even while Robert is flying the plane, you feel as though you are in the blue skies with him. It is touching the way he wants to be able to run a rescue helicopter to help save the people that are too far from the hospital.

I did feel as though the pace is a bit slow. The author drew out the reasons behind Jenny’s fear a little too long for me as a reader, and I began to lose a little patience. I can understand the author wanted to stretch out the secrecy of Jenny’s fears from Robert, but I think she could have told the readers without losing the impact. Maybe then I could have gotten more deeply into the plot of drama and romance.

Still the writing is highly descriptive and the settings, scenes and Bo make the book complete. If you like a good, heartwarming story and can have patience to wait and find out the secrets at the end, I think you will enjoy this book.