Monday, July 6, 2009

A Man For The Summer by Ruby Bartek

Blurb: Dentist Junior Atkinson left her tiny home town to see if she would fit in better in the big city. She definitely didn't. Now she's back, living in the house she grew up in, friendly with every citizen of the two-stoplight town. Things couldn't be more wonderful. Well, maybe if her patients paid her regularly. If there was an eligible man in a fifty-mile radius. If she hadn't just been told that a medical condition meant she had only a few more fertile months despite her tender age of twenty-eight. Junior barely has time to digest this news when she finds hunky travel book author Griff Ross in her chair with a hell of a toothache.

Review: This story is set in rural Missouri and reminds us why small towns can be so heart warming and fun to live in. Junior is a young, funky Dentist who wants to get pregnant. With the prodding of her equally fun loving Aunt, she entices Griff into her bed for a night in the hopes of making a baby. Griff, a straight-laced writer; is not too happy when he finds out he was lured into Junior’s bed under false pretences. On the flip side, he cannot rid himself of the images of their encounter. I enjoyed the story and the relationship that developed between Junior and Griff. I think the author effectively captured the differences between the two and showing how they both worked to bridge the gap caused by their equally opposite upbringing. The story is light, fun a bit spicy and a nice summer read!

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