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Monday, January 16, 2012

Struck By Lightning by Charlotte McClain

Struck By Lightning by Charlotte McClain
Publisher: Lyrical Press
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Full Length (161 pgs)
Heat Level: Spicy
Rating: 3 Stars
Reviewed By Dianthus

Sometimes a dream life is really a nightmare.

Rebecca has big plans. She's going to be a famous artist, even if she has to sell her soul to do it. And so far, it's working for her. She's gaining notoriety in local art circles, but the "crap art" she's selling makes her miserable. Ducking into the local fire station during a rainstorm, she finds the perfect way to distract herself--a hot firefighter with a big ego begging to be toyed with.

Dan would be the first to admit he has a big ego, but there's something about Rebecca...

Hunting her down after that first kiss in the rain turns out to be the easy part. Making her happy might be impossible. But Dan is willing to do whatever it takes, including helping her buy back her soul.

Maybe it was the rain, maybe it was the uniform. Or maybe Rebecca and Dan were simply struck by lightning.

Can doing what you have to in order to pay the rent really make you a happy person in the end? This is a question that has plagued Rebecca for quite some time. As a starving artist, making “fine art” to make the rent is something that she feels is necessary but with every piece a tiny bit of herself slowly dies. Will a chance meeting in the rain with a sexy Paramedic turn things around for Rebecca or will he become another complication that she doesn’t need in the day to day grind?

Dan has always been a skirt chaser, and up until the last couple of months that has been enough for him. As a paramedic his life doesn’t really have a normal schedule, but with age comes wisdom and the understanding that at some point he will want to settle down. Watching the rain one night, a woman comes to him soaking wet and asking to do an experiment with him. Intrigued, Dan can’t seem to resist her. But when lightning strikes will these two get burned out or will the burn be just what they both needed in the end.

This was an interesting book that kept me guessing from beginning to end. With each page I was left unsure when it came to the character of Rebecca. One minute she would show her true feelings for Dan, but than in the next breath she would push him away and become exceedingly distant. At points this made the story a bit confusing to read, but in the end make the book that much more enjoyable with the uncertainty of how things would end.

Charlotte McClain is a new to me author, and I can say after reading this story that I will be on the lookout for other works by her. This was a refreshing twist to the normal HEA of romance, and it didn’t disappoint in the least.