Monday, August 15, 2011

Review: Getting It Right This Time

Author submission in exchange for an honest review.

Getting It Right This Time 
Rachel Brimble 
Release Date:
January 2011 
Lyrical Press 
Word Count:
approx. 75,000 
Purchase Links:  
Lyrical Press 
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She's back, but this time she’s a mother…intent on protecting her young.

Two years after her husband’s death, Kate Marshall returns home seeking security and stability for her three-year-old daughter. But when her path crosses with ‘the one who got away’…her husband’s best friend, she has to fight the desire to be with him for the sake of further heartbreak for her and her daughter.

A tough, straight talking theatrical agent, Mark Johnston is dangerously handsome, exceedingly rich, irresistibly charming – and branded by the tabloids as one of the UK’s most eligible bachelors. So even though Mark lost the girl of his dreams to his best friend, he finds no hardship in being single. Or so he thought.

Determined not to lose her a second time, Mark has to find a way to convince her they can work.  But can Kate cope with the media interest and ruthless, money-hungry clients surrounding him, being anywhere near her daughter?  Or accept that Mark Johnston is really the family man he claims to be?

Brandi’s Review:

While I enjoyed this book, I feel like it was missing something. Mark was a man you could easily fall for. I mean, who doesn't want a super hot, rich guy who's all sweet, caring and romantic?  Um, let me raise my hand! And we can easily see why he made his first mistake of letting Kate go, but I'm going to put my fault for all this on Kate.  

I have to say while I understood her, and connected with her through the motherly instinct I think she should have tried harder from the very beginning. I also believe the "missing" part of the story stems from Kate.  Why did she leave Mark so easily at the beginning, before James?  What exactly happened between her and James during their marriage? There were a couple other pieces of the puzzle missing, but that's just my humble opinion. 

Overall it was a very sweet read, and enjoying if you love anything British as I do!

Brandi's Rating:

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the honest review. It seems like romance is a difficult genre to judge because it means different things to different people.