That Thing Called Love

That Thing Called Love

By Susan Andersen

Razor Bay Series, book 1

Category: Contemporary Romance

 Overall Rating: 3.4

  • Captivation: 4
  • Sizzle: 3
  • Romance: 3
  • Enjoyment: 3
  • Literacy: 4

Book Description: For a guy she’s fantasized about throttling, Jake Bradshaw sure is easy on the eyes. In fact, he seriously tempts inn manager Jenny Salazar to put her hands to better use. Except this is the guy who left Razor Bay—and his young son, Austin, whom Jenny adores like her own—to become a globe-trotting photojournalist. He can’t just waltz back and claim Austin now.

Jake was little more than a kid himself when he became a dad. Sure, he’d dreamed of escaping the resort town, but he’d also truly believed that Austin was better off with his grandparents. Now he wants—no, needs—to make up for his mistake. He intends to stay in Razor Bay only until he can convince Austin to return with him to New York. Trouble is, with sexy, protective, utterly irresistible Jenny in his life, and his bed, he may never want to leave…

Captivation:  I did find the book interesting. I like the intent of the plot, but did not like the timeline.

Sizzle: I didn’t really find the at physical relationship that developed in this book as good as a lot of other romances. It was a sweet story but the physical aspect of this romance novel really didn’t do much for me.

Romance: The development of the relationship between the two main characters was cute and sweet, but felt like it was forced to occur within a very short timeline. I didn’t really find the timeline in itself acceptable and therefore the relationship development didn’t feel like it was realistic.

Enjoyment: Although I did somewhat enjoy the book and liked the plot, I didn’t like the way it developed within the time frame proposed.

Literacy:  This book was fairly well written; there were a few issues and strange phrasings I had to re-read to make sense of, but really no true errors in grammar.

Overall I found this book to be OK. It isn’t a bad book.  TI’s a sweet story, however, it’s really not an attention grabber type book that makes you happy and want to rush out to recommend to your friends.  This book will be on my read again shelf but just barely.

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