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Friday, January 7, 2011

Transatlantic Loving by Rachel Brimble

Transatlantic Loving by Rachel Brimble
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Short Story (81 pages)
Heat Level: Sensual
Rating: 4 Books
Reviewed by Blue Bonnet

In a desperate bid to escape the bitter reality of her children accepting her ex-husband’s new – and younger – fiancĂ©e, Lisa Cavendish travels from the UK to accompany her friend to a high school reunion. The last thing she expects is to fall in love with the school soccer coach who, it appears, holds as much regard for his child as her ex did when he walked out on them.

Aaron Taylor can’t believe his eyes or ears when he is introduced to Lisa. Sexy and funny, she has no idea how her accent enhances the heartbreak he endures waiting for his daughter to ask him to return to the UK. But after spending three short weeks with Lisa, he sees the answer to his pain in the eyes of the most phenomenal British lady he has ever met.

Cagy, panther like, and on the prowl for the nervous, unsuspecting English dove. Wrong impressions marks for a disastrous beginning for Lisa Cavendish and Aaron Taylor. Their pasts are similar, giving them a common bond but is that enough to form a relationship or will that be the catalyst of their downfall?

An easy going, likeable person, with a quick smile, Aaron is someone you would want next door. He’s a man’s man, comfortable in his own skin and not afraid of showing emotion…but is there more to Aaron than meets the eye? This story captures the young at heart, but there’s an ever present cloud looming overhead of past heartache and regret.

The playful banter and off-handed remarks between Aaron and Lisa are quite amusing and helps with keeping the story on a light note. And then there’s the enjoyable extras, Courtney and the school kids, that are present at every turn.

Author Rachel Brimble gives us the quaint town of Summerville, with its coffee shop Sips and Lakeshore Boulevard. Down home sites, sounds and old acquaintances makes for a mix of nostalgia and new beginnings that keeps you captivated to the end. A sweet take on a familiar subject that will keep you involved and routing for a happy ending. Pick this one up, you’re in for some nice moments.