Wednesday, August 27, 2008

His Brother's Secret

Time for another short read! I can’t help it, I love reading these books on the deck and enjoying the weather.

Here’s the blurb for His Brother’s Secret by Debra Salonen:

In college, Shane Reynard lacked the nerve to tell Jenna Murphy how he felt. Now, with all his Hollywood success behind him, lack of nerve is not what holds him back. When his latest TV show lands him in Jenna's hometown, he offers her a place on his writing team. Too bad spending a lot of time with her reminds Shane of every single thing he liked about her.

But as much as Shane wants to fall for her, there's a family secret he has to confess first. And once she knows the truth, there's a real chance Jenna will never want to see Shane's face again.

I had mixed feelings about this book. I enjoyed it, but… and that’s where I can’t really pinpoint just one problem. The characters were interesting, their problems although heart wrenching felt to me to be too over the top especially Shane’s. His fear that Jenna would “hate” him was understandable, but he was overreacting a tad, and I won't start on his views on future generations. He had a bad time with this father and brother, but he never really got over that.

Oh well, maybe the next book will be better…

His Brother’s Secret by Debra Solonen (2.5/5) Romance; Published: Harlequin (9/08); Harlequin Super Romance # 1516; Series: # 2, Spotlight on Sentinel Pass; 100 + Reading Challenge (51);


Wendy said...

I tried to read the first book in this series, and it just didn't work for me. Competently written, "nice" characters, but I just don't "get" the whole I'm So Desperate To Have A Baby That I'll Proposition A Total Stranger To Knock Me Up plot.

Leya said...

I didn't read the first book of the series, but I was curious about. I didn't about the theme, I think I'll pass. Thanks Wendy!