This book gets a Full Plate Mail Rating from me (4 out of 5 stars, see my post ‘Don’t Attack the Sundae’ for my inspiration on my rating scale). If you are a fan of realistic romance, this story is for you! Also, here’s a big thank you to the author for sending me her book to review!
Another tantalizing story from Dee S. Knight, this novel is a tale of two people from different worlds falling in love. Redefining the traditional view of family, this take isn’t just about passion and romantic love but also finding a family in the most unlikely of places.
Daniel, one of three male identical triplets, comes across a woman with two names and a secret. While Daniel has a ‘Mr. Darcy’ gentlemen nature, the tempting and down to Earth Eve is more Eliza Doolittle than Elizabeth Bennet. For the two to come together, Eve must come to terms with her past and present duality while Daniel must reconcile his own family’s past. Ultimately, Daniel choses love over reputation and Eve frees herself by standing up her son’s biological father.
Yet again, the author’s flawless art as a wordsmith grabs the reader, making for an overall smooth and delightful read. The characters and their reactions are believable and thus foster a sense of being drawn into the book’s pages. Further, the ‘heat’ of the book is a great balance of provocative yet tasteful.
The author presents the story in a fashion which leaves the reader in anticipation, wondering how will the other brothers’ passions play out. Brief, well planned, glimpses of other characters spark the reader’s curiosity, reeling the reader in hook, line, and sinker. I’m definitely looking forward to more from this author!
My biggest complaint is there are scenes which happen ‘off stage’ that the reader misses. For example, I would’ve loved seeing Eve meet Daniel’s parents and brothers. The triplets’ parents are really interesting and I hope they play a more prominent role in upcoming novels. I imagine this will happen, or may be shown in future books, but I also really wanted to see both weddings. I also didn’t care for the short introduction of the biological father. His scenes capture the villain aspect well, but his entrance feels jagged. He seems to swoop in and then swoop out, a sharp contrast to the rest of the novel’s seamless woven quality.
If you are looking for a great ‘slice of life’ romantic and heartwarming book, read this book!
[Please note, in exchange for a free copy of the novel, I agreed to provide a HONEST review.]