Thursday, July 3, 2014

A Perfect Fit

So, I decided to take the majority of summer off to read the books on my shelf that have sat waiting patiently for their turn. Some of them have been waiting nine months already, while I reviewed many other quality books of fellow authors. And let's not talk about all the ones waiting on my Nook and Kindle. (Shudder)

It was a tough choice, but I grabbed A Perfect Fit: A DiCarlo Brides Novel by Heather Tullis.

I wanted a good looking romance and the cover made the choice easy. Bridal dress with flowers. Perfect.

So, the unlikely, but not impossible scenario on which this book, and presumably the series is based, makes for a great start. Bunch of women thrown together to open their deceased philandering father's newest hotel, makes for excellent drama and emotional pull. Throw in some handsome men, a creep and a year's contract and you have yourself a novel.

This one focuses on the oldest daughter, Cami. I noticed all the daughters had flower names. Did the father have a thing for flowers and why didn't the moms protest? Cami is hardest hit by her father's secret. I noticed she kept observing all the time, but kept shelving certain questions to be asked later, except some of them she never got back to. I'm hoping all those questions get answered in the rest of the series as each sister finds true love. At least that's the premise I'm working on for the remainder of the series. Cami is an intelligent, attractive twenty-something who just ditched an unpromising boyfriend and who's emotions are all over the map. That's normal for her particular situation.

The dialogue and emotional ride all flow well together and are very believable. A light element of suspense with mild violence.

It's a pretty clean romance. There are some smoky kisses and off page sex, but thankfully no sex scenes. One four-letter word.

I'm looking forward to reading the rest of the series and seeing how each character progresses and which guy she ends up with.

My only question is . . . Will it be a group wedding in the final book?

Cami DiCarlo doesn’t agree with her father that her life has been stuck in a rut, so she is not happy when he forces her hand into heading up guest services at his newest five-star hotel. The fact that he unveils the existence of four half-sisters at the same time, and insists that they live together while they launch the new resort, only makes things worse. 

When she meets Vince Talmadge, the sweet, sexy landscaper her father would never have approved of, Cami can’t say no. If only she could be sure she is on the right track—and that they will be able to stop the person who is trying to destroy everything she and her sisters are working to build.

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