"characters had me doubled over laughing out loud!"
Rick Orlando, reporter for the Albany Times isn't pleased
when his boss tells him that he has to cover a romance
convention and interview some writers. After all he
considered his self to be a serious journalist... and as
as he was concerned romance writers weren't serious or
newsworthy! He had never read one of those "silly" romance
books before, but his mother had them scattered throughout
the house. Hmmm, maybe he could send her to cover the
romance convention for him!
But all of this is about to change once Rick meets best-
selling author Lace Kincaid. He rings her up at her hotel
and they arrange to meet on Saturday so he can get some
background information done before the convention.
For weeks now Ashley (Lace) has been suffering from
writer's block, nothing came to her. She sat in front of
her computer with her head down as tears of disappointment
overcame her. She knew what her problem was, why she
couldn't write. It was hard to write happy endings, when
she no longer believed in them herself.
For the last five years she had written romantic fantasies
for other women while her own life had been nothing but a
frustrating series of broken relationships... most recently
she had found out that her fiancé Steve was cheating on
her. Just two months before the wedding, she surprised him
at his office to find him conducting business in the "Nude"
with his secretary!
Since then she had had her share of the dating scene, but
none of the men ever quite measured up to the characters
she wrote about in her books. Real men just could not
compete with the wild sensual men that swept their heroines
off their feet, whispering words of love... But then she
not met Rick Orlando yet.
Ahh yes, Rick! The reporter who thinks romance writers are
not serious or newsworthy material. HA! Well, he just so
happens to pickup one of Lace Kincaid's books just to scan
through it to take down a few notes for the interview, and
before he realizes it, he has read three quarters of the
book. He'd become so caught up in the story, captivated by
the characters that jumped from the pages. When he closed
his eyes he could envision the heroine, her hair blowing in
the breeze as she stood on the moors watching, waiting for
the return of her lover. Now he looked forward to meeting
the author of this book. Lace Kincaid. He smiled and
wondered, what kind of imagination fueled such fire and
passion. What kind of woman turned every day words into
magic? He hoped she was a Redhead!
Linda Bleser has done it again! I loved reading this story;
her characters had me doubled over laughing out loud. All
I can say is get out your scorecards so you can keep up
because you are definitely in for an adventure. This is a
Romantic comedy that you won't want to miss. Did I forget
to mention that there is a sexy hot cover model! I can
hardly wait to see what this diverse writer comes up with
next. I highly recommend you read A LITTLE PIECE OF
HEAVEN. I guarantee that you will still be smiling and
laughing as you turn the last page!
Charlene Smith © Copyright May 2002
Reviewed by Charlene Smith
Posted June 15, 2002