Children’s librarian by day. Romance novelist by night.
British single father.
Someone else is writing this love story…
Blair Walton isn’t your average curvaceous tattooed children’s librarian. She’s also one half of bestselling romance author, Scarlet Rose. Along with her BFF Raine, she spends her nights writing books so steamy, she’s afraid they would shock her Southern conservative grandmother to death . . . if she knew about them. That’s why she and Raine write in secret.
On deadline for their latest book and out of ideas, Raine suggests (demands) that Blair find a guy and “do some research”. Declan Bennet has all the qualifications: He’s British, looks fabulous in a suit, has glorious blue eyes and gets bonus points for being an amazing single dad to his adorable son, Drake. But what starts out as a research project quickly turns into something much more. And Blair’s not the only one with secrets.
* A review copy was provided by author for the Blog Tour *
~~ 3.5 Stars ~~
If your are looking for that light beach read that has witty banter, some steamy scenes, and a lovable 3 year old boy….then this is the book for you. I have read many books by Chelsea Cameron and I have to say that I thought this book was different from her other books. I enjoyed this book, but not as much as her other books. I thought this was an interesting story about being a writer and what their lives are like. I loved that she created characters who were relatable and easy to connect to. The only thing I really wish this book would’ve had was a little more drama or angst. This story really was drama free. There is a small (I mean really small) blip towards the end but it was over just as quick as it started. The storyline started off really strong, but somewhere around 55% the story started to drag on and went in a different direction. I think the story between Blair and Declan could’ve been developed a little more. At about that same point in the book we lost sight of Declan for a while. I was really happy with how the story ended but I think it was kind of abrupt and rushed a little bit. You’ll understand more once you read the book.
As for the characters…I loved that Chelsea created a heroine who was different. She was a person who loved tattoos and refused to live a life that her parents dictated for her. Blair was also a librarian, who worked in the children’s section. She was so down to earth and relatable. I could totally see her being someone I would be friends with. Declan…..he was a sweet and lovable Brit!!!! I loved how he talked to Blair. I could totally hear his accent in my head when I was reading his parts (I know that makes me sound a little crazy…lol) He was such a wonderful father to Drake. What I had to keep reminding myself about with these two, was that they were only 22 (Declan) and 23 (Blair). The way they spoke and behaved, you would totally think they were much older. They definitely didn’t act like your typical NA characters.
Like I said, if you are looking for that NA love story with very little drama and a sweet love story and an adorable 3 year old boy….then I would recommend this book!!! If you are a fan of Chelsea M Cameron’s, then I think you should pick this one up as well. Just know that it is different from her other books.
Chelsea M. Cameron is a YA/NA New York Times/USA Today Best Selling author from Maine. Lover of things random and ridiculous, Jane Austen/Charlotte and Emily Bronte Fangirl, red velvet cake enthusiast, obsessive tea drinker, vegetarian, former cheerleader and world’s worst video gamer. When not writing, she enjoys watching infomercials, singing in the car and tweeting (this one time, she was tweeted by Neil Gaiman). She has a degree in journalism from the University of Maine, Orono that she promptly abandoned to write about the people in her own head. More often than not, these people turn out to be just as weird as she is.
Her New Adult Contemporary Romance titles include My Favorite Mistake, which has been bought by Harlequin along with a sequel, Deeper We Fall and Faster We Burn (April 20, 2013)
Her Young Adult books include Nocturnal, Nightmare and Neither, the first three books in The Noctalis Chronicles. The fourth and final book, Neverend will be out in 2013. Whisper, the first in The Whisper Trilogy is also available, with the second book in the series, Silence and the final book, LIsten coming out in 2014.