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Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Drive-By Valentine by Kimber An

Drive-By Valentine by Kimber An
Publisher: Noble Romance
Genre: Contemporary, Holiday
Length: Short Story (14 pgs)
Heat Level: sweet
Rating: 4 stars
Reviewed by Lotus

Pushing thirty on Valentine’s Day, Eve realizes her desperate search for love has led to nothing but misery. Then, she takes a chance on a little old lady who’s famous for finding the perfect guy for every girl just by looking at his truck.

What to do when your coworkers are betting you would be staying home without a date on Valentine’s Day? You prove them wrong by finding the perfect date, but how?

Drive-By Valentine was a title that grabbed my attention and and then the story kept it when I quickly finished reading it in one sitting.

Eve found her answer in a little old lady who could look at a truck and determine whether the owner would be a perfect match for someone. Could she really do that? Besides Christmas, Valentine’s Day is the only other magical day, full of surprises, secret admirers, gifts, and love. Ms. An makes use of the spirit of Valentine’s Day to weave a tale filled with possibilities.

Eve is a hard working businesswoman who hasn’t had the best luck in finding love. She's been living her life with her mother’s approval. Her mother approved of Eve’s MBA, BMW, and her apartment (which Eve’s mother personally picked out for her). Eve feels she can’t really be herself all the time because it goes against her mother’s vision of her life. When she finds Sofia, the little old lady, Eve becomes liberated, backed by Sofia who cheers her on. Does Sofia find a perfect match for Eve? Who is it? How did Sofia find these perfect matches? These are the intriguing questions dealt with in this novella. I enjoyed Ms. An’s writing which captivated me and made me laugh out loud a few times. Even though the story was short, it packed a wonderful amount of the pertinent details within it.

Drive-By Valentine is a sweet and satisfying romance short enough to be a perfect read during lunch or any time you have a break during your day. I will treasure and re-read this little gem of a story that warms my heart and puts a smile on my face when I think about it.