Friday, August 31, 2012

Book Review for: It's Complicated by Angela Britnell

Book Review for: It's Complicated
Written by: Angela Britnell
Desert Breeze Publishing
ISBN: 978-1-61252-195-4
Avail as: ebook
4 Stars

Britnell pens an endearing contemporary romance with "It's Complicated." Charles Ashton is a playboy in trouble. Emily Worthing leads a stagnant life. When the two meet there's no denying the electric chemistry they share, but can they overcome the challenges that life throws at them?

Set in St. Minton, Cornwall, England, Emily works as a math teacher. At Dr. Wilson's New Year's party, she meets his nephew, Charles Ashton, and the sparks fly. She finds Charles, (Ash) intriguing. He's the first man to warm her heart since her disastrous relationship with a doctor over a year ago.

When Ash looks at Emily, he discovers that indefinable quality he finds attractive in a woman. Both, however, are haunted by emotional demons. Despite Emily's fears, she dares to open herself up to Ash and the couple have sex.

Ash, unfortunately has serious problems on his hands. He's blamed for stealing money at a poker game which he didn't do. After suffering a severe beating, he's got to come clean with Emily, only he's afraid his past will scare her off. Dare Emily trust her heart to Ash? When it comes to falling in love, it's complicated for the couple.

Britnell's writing style is easy to read and engages the reader. The dialogue is sharp and distinctive to each character. The plot flows well and even the supporting cast of characters are interesting.

Ash wants something better for his life. Watching him grow with the help of his loved ones was very rewarding. Emily also faces her fears with true inner courage that I admired. The best part of the story for me was the characterization. Watching both Emily and Ash take risks warmed my heart. I also enjoyed the international setting.

The love scenes are mainstream for romance readers. They capture the intensity and chemistry of the couple well. "It's Complicated" promises endearing characters, romantic locales, and an unpredictability that will keep readers turning the pages to find out what happens next.

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