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Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Perfecting Andrea

Perfecting Andrea by K. Bruce Justice
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
Genre: Contemporary, Paranormal
Length: Short
Heat Level: Sweet
Rating: 3 Books
Review by Amaranth

When the Roschelles moved to the small town in southern Georgia, only the teenaged Andrea, who hadn't spoken since she was a child in Amsterdam, knew what awaited them in the old Karenov mansion. Based on a true experience, travel with Andrea and Macon Parks as they unlock the Secret.

“Perfecting Andrea” is a story of one man’s memories of how he met his wife. His name is Macon and he grew up in a small town, where everyone knows everyone. Andrea is the new girl in town and is elegant, beautiful, rich, and mute. Andrea’s parents bought the old Karenov home. The Karenovs died tragically years ago and their home has passed through many hands since then, and there are always odd things that happen there.

Written in Macon’s POV, and consisting entirely of his memories, the story did not flow very well for me. Events in the story jumped time; just hitting on the most important parts of his memory and the story of how he met Andrea. It made it a bit confusing, but there was an element of suspense and a little paranormal thrown in. The physical description of the characters was very good and the character development was decent for the main characters. The actual plot was really quite interesting, but it would have been better for me if it was written with more small details, instead of jumping rapidly from one event to the next, without anything mentioned between those events.

Overall, though, the plot idea saves the story and makes this book a decent read.