"This is a five star read."
Devin James and Shane McNamara share two things in common.
They both write western novels. However, the genre has
room for plenty of styles with Devin and Shane on opposite
spectrums when it comes to the lead protagonist. Devin's
novels star a prim virginal female finding love while
Shane's tales center on a macho gun-blazing male who sleeps
Editor Angela Reims decides that collaboration between
Devin and Shane will mean big bucks for everyone involved.
However, neither author can stand the other as they argue
over whether Rose Coltraine will fall into bed with Dare
Calder especially in the first few chapters. As the lead
characters of the novel written in hell play matchmaker,
Devin and Shane begin to see the full depth of their
writing partner. Soon this blossoms into love, but will
either admit that they want a lifetime partnership after
their constant brawls as a writing team?
CALDER'S ROSE is an entertaining tale that "breaks" the
wall with a book within a book. The lead couple(s) are fun
as "real" life imitates art when the protagonists fuss,
fight, and fall in love. Though the "four" prime players
behave too stereotyped that ironically emphasizes the
extreme differences between them as they star in a
satirical look at western and western romance novels. This
novel is fun enjoyable and entertaining. This is a five
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted March 12, 2003