Wednesday, 21 December 2016

Review: Bella Luna by Sharon Struth

Her love life has gone to the dogs…

Rose Richardson is on the run from her dangerous ex-husband, a crime she didn’t commit—and the embarrassment of being an advice columnist with a disastrous personal life. Donning a fake identity, she escapes to a lovely lake house rental in rural Connecticut…only to discover her refuge is already occupied. Leo Drake is devastatingly handsome–and clearly wants to be alone. Rose stands her ground, even while she fears being found out for the fugitive she is. Plus, her sweet dog, Bella, seems to like the brooding widower, so how bad could he be?

A prize winning novelist, Leo lost everything after he lost his wife. But his mysterious housemate just might be the muse he needs to reignite his writing career. Despite his misgivings, Rose has secrets that only draw him closer, firing his imagination, even as his heart struggles with the attraction building between them. Plus, he kind of likes the quirky pooch. And as he tries to untangle his unusual predicament, Bella’s antics just might be the key to showing the loner that love is the only inspiration he needs…

ebook, 200 pages
Published December 6th 2016 by Lyrical Shine

Terri's Thoughts

I received a copy of this book from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.  Thank you!

This was a case of one of those books that I really enjoyed yet can't really pinpoint the why behind it.  This makes it very difficult to write a review.

I think the fact that both the characters were flawed and not necessarily perfect was a factor.  I liked how Leo noticed the mismatched clothes on Rose and came to appreciate them even though they didn't make sense.

If I have to be honest, the star of the story for me was Bella.  As a dog lover, it was love at first read with Bella.  From her personality to the way Leo would cuddle with her when Rose wasn't around, I was hooked.

Fans of adult contemporary/romance will enjoy this story.  While the storyline is not as dangerous as the synopsis leads you to believe, this is a sweet love story (with a dog). 

About the Author

Novelist Sharon Struth believes you’re never too old to pursue a dream. The Hourglass, her debut novel, is a finalist in the National Readers' Choice Awards for Best first Book.  She writes from the friendliest place she’s ever lived, Bethel, Connecticut, along with her husband, two daughters and canine companions.

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