Tuesday, August 11, 2009

5 Hearts for All the Right Reasons!

My thanks to Brenda Talley of The Romance Studio for this wonderful review!

Here's what she had to say:


All the Right Reasons

Sandy James

Contemporary romance

Available from Siren-Bookstrand

ISBN: 1-60601-308-4

April 2009

Jozsa (Joy) Kovacs was a twenty-three year old woman of Hungarian descent. She was a gypsy artist. Her old-world father had already picked out her husband for her even though she had no intention of marrying Tamas. She worked at the family restaurant that was supposed to belong to her and Tamas when they wed. She was uninterested—she just wanted to paint. Her life had been a struggle to move herself into the current century. It was a constant fight with her father. And then she met Lucas Mitchell.

Lucas had left his military career after an extensive injury in Iraq. During the accident that left him severely scarred, Lucas’ best friend Brad was killed. Lucas blamed the death on himself. He refused to wear short sleeved shirts because of his scars. He came back to his hometown, purchased a rundown ranch and proceeded to refurbish it. His plans were to rehab retired racehorses. He worked part time with his brother Brian at the race track. Otherwise he was much like a recluse. Then he saw a beautiful woman sketching his house and then she was painting him....

Sandy James has once again surpassed my expectations with this third book in the Damaged Heroes series. This was by far the best one I’ve read and I absolutely loved the others. The differences in these two main characters were so profound it seemed nothing could ever work out between them. Each of them came into their budding relationship with a myriad of circumstances which weighed heavily on any actions they might take. The two were emotionally involved long before their physical connection. When they came together, their encounters sizzled.

James gave us this story in such a way that it moved quickly, was poignant and definitely a page turner. I didn’t want to put it down. The storyline offered several shocking actions which kept me mesmerized. This is definitely James at her best.

I highly recommend this book (and this series) to anyone who enjoys confrontation with an unlikely ending. You’ll definitely be thrilled you read this book.

Overall rating: 5 Hearts
Sensuality rating: Very sensual
Reviewer: Brenda Talley

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