May 9th 2014
Secret Cravings Publishing
I was given Shine Your Love on Me for and honest review by Manic Readers
Brooke thought her life was going in the direction she wanted it going when betrayal leads to life altering changes. With her Grandmother’s help she reconnects with her deceased parents and what they believed and how they lived and find love with Pres the Dog Walker.
Pres thinks the shallow, corporate driven Brooke looks down on him, but he don’t care he just wants her in his bed. When a number of encounters prove to him that she has more layers than he thought she had, he not only wants her in his bed but also in his apartment and in his life. With his career just taking off, will he be able to convince Brooke to stick with him for the long haul.
I found the first couple of chapters bordering on boring but it did improve and get better and better as the story progressed. I really liked Pres from the beginning but Brooke took a little time to grow on me and I felt so bad for her when she was going through all that stuff while Pres was away but she really showed how strong she could be when things got incredibly tough and that impressed me. The bedroom scenes were a bit more mundane when compared to the sequel, To Love or Not to Love, but still romantic and believable. Over all, the story was well written and well worth the time it took to read it even with the minor edits needed
Book Cover Rating
I really like the book cover; it fits the fact that this story is really sweet.
Book Blurb Rating
The Books Blurb however left little to be desired. It sole focus was on Brooke and Lloyd. Where is Pres? Isn’t this story about Pres AND Brooke or is it about Lloyd and Brooke?
Brooke Felson had a hot career on Madison Avenue, hot boyfriend and a place near Central Park. She lived the good life until, piece-by-piece, her world collapsed. Determined not to be like her hippie parents who died young, Brooke had embraced the corporate world, including a steamy affair with her sexy, single boss, Lloyd. But when a jealous client demands staff changes, Lloyd turns his back on Brooke. Her carefully constructed existence begins to crumb like stale bread.
Her change in fortune derailed her plans for success. With everything she believed in stripped away, where does she find a fresh start? Shattered and rootless, she turned to her grandmother and the Monday Night Dinner Club for support. Can her friends, plus a group of sassy seniors, and a handsome writer guide her to a new path? Will grandmotherly wisdom help her find real love and rebuild her life?