Pure Romance! 5-Star Excellence! I Loved It!
I actually enjoyed reading “Vegas Pregnancy Surprise” as much as I enjoyed experiencing the story! But then, I love a pure romance. That’s a romance written without the aid of vampires, shape-shifters, murderers, spies, covered wagons, time travelers, or demons – all brought into the story to help provide added conflict and interest. To be sure, those are fine romances, too. But I have a motto.
Show me the romance!
“Vegas Pregnancy Surprise” is about a romance and that’s it! It’s as if the author took all the million parts of falling in love and expertly edited them back into a compelling romance! A romance that gradually unfolds while holding the reader’s interest, page after page, for over 248 pages! It takes a Romance PhD. to do that and the author did it.
Shirley Jump: Doctor of Romance!
The hero, Linc Curtis, is a Las Vegas computer software mogul. The heroine, Molly Hunter, is a just laid off San Diego kindergarten teacher. One night both hero and heroine, while in Las Vegas, do something totally out of character! They have a one night stand.
As strangers in the night.
They then depart never intending to meet again. Except the heroine becomes pregnant. Since she wants to learn something about her baby’s father, she finds him by searching the internet. Molly then goes to Vegas and lands a job in Linc's company.
That’s the plot.
The hero and heroine come to know and love each other.
That’s the payoff.
I loved the story and I loved the writing. The author often writes like a speech writer. Instead of writing a standard sentence, for example, she will write a sentence, allow time of a second or two to pass, (as in a speech) and then have what amounts to a punch line. (Not a funny punch line but a line that will make the reader smile. These are wonderful to have in speeches.)
She could still see the faces of the administration officials as they told her they were letting her go, with the promise that if funding improved, she would be the first kindergarten teacher hired back next fall.
She could still see the faces of the administration officials as they told her they were letting her go, with the promise that if funding improved, she would be the first kindergarten teacher hired back –
Molly may or may not be just one more in a long string of quick dates.
Molly could have just been one more in a long string of quick dates.
Molly sighed. She reached for another tissue in her purse and faced the issue of what to do about the baby’s father.
Molly sighed. She reached for another tissue in her purse and faced issue number two.
The baby’s father.
Damn. Why did Molly Hunter have to come along and open a door he hadn’t even realized he’d shut?
And here Molly Hunter came along, opening a door he hadn’t even realized he’d shut.
Until now. Damn.
God, he wanted her. He’d always wanted her. The problem was in having her.
God, he wanted her. He’d always wanted her. That wasn’t the problem.
Having her was.
All the above examples are only one of the author's techniques that together give her a delightful voice of her own!
Pure Romance – No One Does it Better!