"Engaging contemporary romance"
When they were teens Ava Daniels and Harper Reynolds were
best buds. She even befriended his beloved Aunt Flossie.
However, Ava wanted more than just friendship as she had a
crush that she believed was true love, but her target,
Harper, did not desire going in that direction. Ava timed
her play poorly as Harper, reeling from college and
girlfriend rejections, rejects his pal's advances. A
stunned and hurt Ava, salvaging what is left of her pride,
vows to avoid Harper though Aunt Flossie refuses to allow
the young lady to ignore her, keeping their relationship
alive and well.
Years later, Aunt Flossie passes away, but decided to do a
bit of matchmaking between the two young people she loved
as she believed they were meant for one another. After a
attempts, she bequests her Victorian mansion to both of
them with stipulations. As they share a house and
squabble, Ava knows she was right as a teen, but this time
Harper reciprocates. However, will they be able to
overcome their past to find a future together?
This engaging contemporary romance stars two deeply drawn
lead protagonists who share their inner feelings with the
audience so that WHAT A GIRL WANTS retains a freshness that
enables the novel to seem brisk in spite of a trite theme.
The story line moves most rapidly, whether the scene
or angst due to the deep cast starting with Ava and Harper,
but who are heavenly supported by strong secondary
characters. Reon Laudat provides a delightful tale that
answers what a reader wants.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted July 29, 2003