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Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Leap of Faith by Christine London

Leap of Faith by Christine London
Publisher: Awe-Struck Publishing
Genre: Contemporary, Holiday
Length: Short Story (149 pgs)
Heat Level: Sensual
Rating: 4.5 books
Reviewed by Orchid

Film student Faith Holmes is on an Italian holiday bought and paid for -- a familial inducement to finding an Italian husband. She wants none of it. Boredom and curiosity make for a volatile mix and Faith is lured into the heart of the island of Forio's exclusive international film festival not as guest, but crasher.

Hollywood's premiere publicist Hunter Jameson has more than enough on his plate when his client, English film sensation Alex Winslow decides he's departing from the straight and narrow. One American party crasher should be the least of his worries. He has no idea that Alex’s growing feelings for Faith rival his own. The only thing for certain is his life will never be the same.

Film stars and the glitz and glitter of Hollywood provide too much of a temptation to Faith. She’s enjoying her holiday in Italy but can’t resist gatecrashing a conference and awards ceremony at the posh hotel near the beach.

Hunter at first mistakes Faith for a waitress, but when he realizes he’s made a mistake he is determined to throw her out of the glitzy affair.

Faith has a secret she hasn’t shared with anyone, not even her parents. Both Hunter and his film star boss Alex are smitten with Faith. Hunter tries to take things slowly, but Alex charges into things in his usual forthright way.

When her parents appear on the scene and everyone learns her secret, Faith runs - as far and as fast as she can. She is positive there will be no happy ending for her.

The beautiful Faith is enjoying herself before she continues with her studies. Until a few months before, life had been sweet, but now her world is falling apart. Even though she shows a brave face, she doesn’t know if she can put things right.

Hunter, the strong man who keeps Alex on track, doesn’t know if he can cope with the Faith’s news. Does he love her enough to make her his, regardless of the consequences.

Alex the star who is adored by thousands of women, is in love for the first time. Does he dare to show Faith his true feelings for her? And what about Hunter, his friend of many years?

At first Leap of Faith appears to be the usual boy meets girl with a crisis intervening to spoil their love. But this book is much more than that. It has a depth of emotion which drew me right into the story. A hint of mystery when even Faith’s parents are keeping secrets not only from their daughter, but from each other. By the time I got to the last few pages I still wasn’t sure who would win Faith’s love. Not necessarily a book you can’t put down, but definitely one you keep going back to. I recommend this to lovers of contemporary romance. It’s well worth the read.