Reader Review by Areil White: This Month’s Title: ‘LIGHTS OUT’ by Ruthie Robinson (BWWM IR Romance)

November 22, 2011


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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