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Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Review: SPARE CHANGE by Aubrey Mace

I hope you guys aren't getting sick of romantic comedy reviews! I'm sure not, and there's definitely more to come! (But don't worry, I did take a brief time out to read BAND OF SISTERS by Annette Lyon, so that's coming up soon.) I discovered Aubrey among the TIMELESS ROMANCE authors in the latest edition for spring. I knew right away I'd like her writing, so I searched Amazon pretty much the minute I finished with the SPRING VACATION anthology of TIMELESS ROMANCE.

From Amazon: Twenty-three and single, Riley thinks resolutions should be fun, not hard. Just before midnight, she vows to make the easiest resolution ever: save her pennies and at the end of the year, buy something nice for herself. Easy! ...Or is it?
Working at a cancer treatment center can change one's perspective, and before long Riley decides to donate her extra money to cancer research rather than reward herself. At first her resolution is her own secret, but all too soon the nurses figure out her plan, and then things really begin to get out of hand!
As people through the hospital, and then the town, begin to get involved, Riley finds herself at the front of the fund-raising campaign. She also finds herself face-to-face with Paul, the grouchy but cute bank teller. But can she overcome the memory of a failed relationship - and can he do the same? And who is the secret admirer who keeps leaving pennies and notes for her to find?

Audience: Adult (Clean)
Genre: Romantic Comedy 
Length: 201

Rating: ***+

Review: I love the premise of this book and how Riley's resolution really snowballs. There's lots of fun characters, and right off when I met Paul, I knew he'd be someone Riley needed to keep an eye on. I love the way their relationship slowly develops and also the flashbacks that show how much "change" means to Riley. Her ex-fiance seems to pop up out of nowhere and the setup until we meet her true love interest (we're introduced to a guy named James first) seem to lag and can get confusing. Still, Aubrey is an author I will come back to and read more from.

Disclaimer: Nothing.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Ranee. This looks like a good book. Please drop me a line on ca4ole@gmail.com if you are ok with me linking to it on my blog (Carole's Chatter). Cheers


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I've been writing since I was old enough to grasp a crayon--my grandma even has an early copy of a "book" I made her. I have a bachelor's degree in history from the University of Wyoming and will (hopefully) soon be starting a graduate program in English. When I'm not breaking up impromptu UFC fights in the living room or losing miserably to my boys at Uno, I'm ... well, writing or editing, of course! I'm married to my best friend, and we have three rambunctious but simply amazing little boys.


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