Friday, September 25, 2015

review || WRITE TO ME { blog tour } by Nona Raines

Tour: Write To Me by Nona Raines
The Wild Rose Press, Inc | September 16, 2015 | Contemporary Romance


Gloria Navarro met and married her soul mate. When he died, she felt she'd never know that kind of love again. But when she finds a love letter between the pages of a book and the man who wrote the missive, she starts to believe lightning might strike twice.

To Bryan Dunn, love is a four-letter word. He doesn't go in for cheap sentiment or hearts-and-flowers. But he wants Gloria, and to get her, he'll let her believe he wrote the silly letter. The longer he's with her, though, the more he cares. If she discovers the truth about him, it just might break the heart he never thought he had.
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{ about nona raines } .

Nona Raines is a former librarian who lives in upstate New York with her many pets. She’s currently working on her next novel between walking the dog and shooing the cats off the laptop. Her erotic romances are published with The Wild Rose Press and Loose Id. Her transgender romance His Kind of Woman was nominated for the 2014 DABWAHA sponsored by the Dear Author and Smart Bitches, Trashy Books review blogs. Her most recent work is the erotic romance novella Read to Me.

{ review } .

This was a super-short, quick and easy read, with true 'contemporary romance' themes. I enjoyed Gloria's romantic nature, but felt that perhaps it made her naive -- which it really shouldn't have, as she experienced a true, deep love once before. Bryan is Gloria's opposite, and while he was a bit selfish at the beginning, I rather enjoyed reading his voice, and Bryan's 'grovel', if you will, was super sweet -- showing him to be a changed man.

This story is one of those instances where the length was a hindrance to the story -- even if it had been slightly longer and closer to a fuller novella. With a larger word count, I feel that some of the emotions and aspects of the story could have been further grown, making the characters more realistic and the thought of ever-after love more likely. With the length that it was though, I felt Nona Raines did an ok job with character growth and certainly agreed with her choice of using both Bryan and Gloria's points-of-view. I would be interested in seeing some of her longer works, as the writing itself was easy to get lost in and felt thought-out. It does appear that Nona sticks with the novella (150- or so page length) sized stories, though.

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  1. Hi Mignon, thanks so much for taking the time to read and review my story and share my giveaway. :-)

  2. Hi Mignon, thanks so much for taking the time to read and review my story and share my giveaway. :-)