LIGHTS OUT by Ruthie Robinson

 Genre: BWWM IR

 Sub-genre: Drama

 Sensuality: Sweet

 Reader’s Overall Rating: 3 Stars

Synopsis

Piper and Joe meet when he comes into her new coffee shop.  They exchange light banter and both sense an instant attraction.  Joe wants to immediately hook up.  Piper, while feeling the chemistry and seeing Joe as absolutely gorgeous, does not think this is a good idea.  Joe has a way of being very persuasive and changes her mind.  On the brink of accepting his proposition, Piper is faced with a dilemma…she must take care of her half sisters, Taylor and Kennedy, while their father and his wife are going through problems.

Plans thwarted, Joe does not return to the coffee shop; however, he does see Piper again. When she goes to pick up her sisters from their first day of school, she discovers her sister Taylor has found a new best friend, a boy named Shane.  Shane is staying with his uncle and when he introduces his Uncle Joe, Piper is just as surprised as everyone to find this is her Joe.  

Slowly but surely, the two continue to bump into each other.  Eventually, Joe must accept that he still likes Piper, despite her earlier rejection.  

Reader Review

Pros: The book was well written. The children’s interaction was very intriguing and humorous. It was wonderful how quickly they made friendships amongst one another. The book also displayed how children repeat adult behavior without cause or explanation.

Cons:  Piper seemed to always take the lesser in the relationship.  Joe leaves twice during the story and when he returns she accepts it without the slightest hint of irritation or question, claiming she knows how to make do with what she has.  This seemed a little unrealistic and made it seem like Joe was taking advantage of her.


*Publisher’s Note: This review was submitted by reader Areil White and published with her permission.

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‘Into the wind we fly,

Eternally free, you and I…’

from Into the Wind by Lenise Lee

An Angel For Ms. Right was the very first romance I ever penned and published.  It was a tale written directly from my heart –touching on dramatic revelations, persistent doubt, and ultimately, refreshing hopes for a brighter tomorrow– an echo of my inner musings during a transitional time in my life.  It was a tale centered on first love and easily became my favorite romance to reflect on.  For two very important reasons – it was simple and sweet – Angel was the story I would look back to for a flash of inspiration every once in a while.  Now, years later, I find myself standing at this sacred place once again.  It is a return to the beginning – my beginning – to the quiet place where I found an innocent romance beating inside of me.  This is the sentiment I hoped to capture as I composed every element of Into the Windfaith, courage, inspiration…all of the reasons why true love is so very much worth the wait…for when it finally arrives…heaven and earth stand in awe of the moment. LL

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How often does a second opportunity to win over our heart’s desire come long?  In real life, probably not as often as it should or as frequently as we hope for.  In Simone: Second Chances, I have granted such a wish to my leading lady and the man who has secretly loved her for quite a while.  

This new tale from my wandering thoughts also gives me a chance to pursue the same. Before this story, it had been far too long since I desired to become wrapped up with love and all of its curiosities and rewards.  When my attention turned  to my second go-round with Simone, there was finally a spark to return to the sweet and spicy side of romance.  While drafting this piece, I had to learn to fall in love all over again with the wonderful possibilities and the tender affections that true love can offer.  

The object of my affection?  Flowers, all kinds, but mainly roses.  Why?  Their quiet allure can stir up provocative emotions and innocent longings in one rousing and blissfully sweet scent.  My rose sketch attached to this post was perhaps one of my greatest inspirations for pushing forward to completion.  Simple and serene, this is the physical manifestation of the sincere love and sensuality I wanted to pour into Simone.  I needed to return to the lost art of falling in love and this was the symbol that kept my heart glued to that goal. So much more may lie ahead for my characters but, for now, they will get the second chance at love we all deserve to experience.

As always, thank you for your time and your support, Dear Reader.  True love and happiness to you all..always..LL ♥♥