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Thursday, April 23, 2009

Somewhere Love by Michelle McAdam

Somewhere Love by Michelle McAdam
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Full (291 pgs)
Heat: Spicy
Rating: 4.5 Books
Reviewed by Lilac

Penniless socialite, Annie Stanton, is tired of being told how to live her life. When she believes the reclusive Dr.Trevayne has conspired with her uncle to have her play nanny to his charges at their Lake George summer home, she vows to make him rue the day he met her. Sexy chemistry professor, Luca Trevayne, has enough women interfering in his life. The last thing he needs is another one. So he’s as surprised as anyone when he’s struck with the realization that he has managed to fall head-over-heels for the rebellious woman-child hell-bent on making his life miserable. Now all he has to do is convince Annie she feels the same way before she finds out about the marriage clause in her grandmother’s will. And he has all of two days in which to do it.

Somewhere Love is a story full of passion, romance, and healing as two unlikely individuals work to overcome their differences and all life throws at them.

In this intriguing tale, Annie Stanton finds herself acting as nanny to Luca Trevayne’s young charges thanks to a meddling uncle who seems to have some secrets and a matchmaking sister-in-law who might have some ulterior motives of her own. As she grows to know Luca and his family, Annie learns a lot about herself and what she wants out of life.

Annie and Luca’s interesting first encounter sets the tone for their highly eventful relationship as the two continue to butt heads yet find themselves inexplicably drawn to one another. I really enjoyed their relationship and the banter that comes easily to this couple. While the two have their fair share of clashes and misunderstandings, they are exactly what the other needed as they are able to help each other heal and deal with various issues that crop up.

I do have to say that one of the heroine’s main complaints is that she is tired of being treated like a child, but at times I found some of her actions to be a bit childish and immature, which annoyed me. To be fair, I will say that she matures a lot throughout the story as she comes to realize that some of her behavior might not be the best if she wants to be treated like an adult, and I enjoyed her growth as a character.

There were also quite a few twists to the plot that came out of nowhere, but somehow seemed to work for the story and helped to foster the relationship between Annie and Luca. It was interesting watching them deal with everything and while some of their choices might not have been the best ones to make, they added to the story and seem to fit this unpredictable couple.

Overall, Somewhere Love is a touching story full of romance and healing that I would recommend to those who enjoy contemporary stories with spirited characters.