Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Queen by Sharon Sala

No stranger to responsibility, Queen was the one who cared for her younger sisters when their errant dad was otherwise occupied. Now that the girls are all grown up, Queen is finally free to pursue her own dreams. And she knows they're bound to take her farther than the Tennessee hills...some day.

Cody Bonner loves being the father of three young boys, though raising them on his own is a handful. Then Queen shows up. From the very start Cody knows this fiery, flame-haired lady is much more than just a housekeeper. Her remarkable heart and passion move him in ways he's never felt before. The proud, handsome widower's got a love in him that could make Queen Houston happy for the rest of her days. All he has to do is convince her restless royal highness that the sweetest dreams of all wait just inside his door...

I recently talked about this book in a RAtC video (it may or may not get published - there's some REALLY horrible lighting) but I figured that no matter how old this book is, it deserves some limelight of its own. Sometimes in this new and shiny realm of paranormal and fantasy romance the simply wonderful contemporary romance can be overlooked. It doesn't have flashy gimmicks or brooding heroes on the cover; the fact is, it doesn't need them. What books like Queen have are honest characters and a story line filled with the type of day to day realities that make it incredibly easy to relate to. I mean, why are we reading romance if we're not romantics at heart? Queen and Cody's journey to each other is just so rewarding, and the road blocks that come up don't feel fabricated for forced. I would definitely say that you take the time and pick this book up, if nothing else so you know that on rainy days you have the perfect staple to go back to.

Overall Feeling
- Thumbs up. An older romance that still has its place of honor on my shelf.

- 1)
Diamond 2) Queen 3) Lucky