Author: Leigh Morano
Series: Stand Alone
Published: June 20th 2012 by Amazon Digital Services
Source: author sent for honest review
Description: Vanessa is the romantic type. She likes the idea of a man looking deeply into her eyes and professing his adoration, for only her. Secretly she enjoyes a man who is just a little jealous, just a little possessive, it makes her feel as if he could not live without her. Here she is in a local coffee shop explaining to her best friend Marilyn, that she is in love with a man she met in a chat room as Marilyn listens with disparagement.
I Give This ...
I don't tend to read romance, and when I do it's usually historical. But, I decided to give this short little romance a shot. It was sweet and fun!
Vanessa has had a string of bad (and abusive) relationships. It's no wonder that she's basically hiding behind an online/phone relationship. It's easier to keep that perfect romance in tact that way. There's very little risk involved when she keeps it this way. But, despite all that she's convinced she's in love. The idea of meeting face to face leaves her a little unsettled. When Marcelo pushes the issue, she has to make the decision to let the relationship go or find out what it really can be.
A Caribbean cruise seems like the ideal romantic getaway. It's not long before Vanessa is head over hells. Yet, the alarm bells ring just like always. Turns out an ex is aboard the ship, and wants Marcelo back. And Marcelo has a secret that threatens to destroy the new relationship. At first I was worried that the characteristics I was seeing were just another abusive person. But, I was happy when Vanessa discovers that Marcelo is all that she hoped for and more.
Sweet little book. I enjoyed it for the most part!