January 2014, Graylin Raine, 31 pages, Review copy
Themes: friendship, loyalty, betrayal, idiots, chocolate, sculpting, intruder, magic,
Content: adult themes/language/situations
Summary from Graylin's website
Viviana’s heartbreak and betrayal by her ex-fiance’ is poured into her sculpting. While working on a statue of pure milk chocolate, she finds herself talking to the man emerging about her hopes, dreams, and desires. Sprinkling gold dust over his stunning finished form makes his body glitter as he comes to life taking her into his arms. Their passion ignites a side of her she’d given up on, can they survive the jealousy of her former flame to find love?
I'm smiling as I realise just how diverse my reading tastes can be. For the record, this book skipped out on a perfect grade because I'm not comfortable with the no shirt cover. Okay, so I totally skipped past the few pages where things got extremely heated for Vivi-that's something I do for any book. You might be wondering why I read paranormal romance, or romance of any type if I skip what some call vital scenes (sorry Graylin!) I like the style of these books. I love the Vivi's view on life, her comments are full of humour which made me laugh while my cat snores at my feet (seriously, she is snoring!).
What happens to Vivi is pretty incredible. I love her talent of creating things with her hands - I've always admired handicrafts and I love reading stories involving them. I loved just how loyal Angie is to Vivi - she is more than a best friend for doing what she did after Vivi's betrayal by her ex-fiance. The tension when a dramatic scene happened (no I'm not spilling details!) made me hold my breath and smile in relief at the outcome. Vivi's ex is a lunatic, which are shown in his actions. This is a short story but that doesn't mean it lacks in quality or humour - it's a perfect book to make you smile. Well, almost perfect, if you're like me preferring a bit more clothing wise and less blushy part.
Want to know the best news? Graylin is releasing several other short and sweet reads this year! Rest assured as Graylin's fangirl I will be reviewing them (& skipping the blushy parts...)
Find out more on Graylin's website.
For another of Graylin's books check out Your Biggest Fan (Fiction, 10E/10E)