Saturday, September 8, 2012

Romance Book Review: Morgan Q. O'Reilly's Weathering the Storm

Author: Morgan Q. O'ReillySeries Connection: Open WindowISBN: 9781616504090Genre: Romance/ContemporaryPublisher: Lyrical Press

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Zettie was a brilliant scientist working out her dream when a claiming fall leaves her starting everything from scratch. Three years later, she is determined to be her own person again. She doesn't want to have to spend her life depending on her parents who have been taking care of her since her accident. 

Zettie decides to spend the summer with her cousin in Alaska where she hopes to prove herself worthy of going back to work and getting back to her dream. While there she meets Aiden, whom she forms an instant attraction, but after their first night together he brain injury makes her forget their evening together. 

Aiden has spent his life helping his Da raise his large family. As the oldest it was always his job to pitch in whenever needed. Now he's ready to settle down and meet a woman who wants to take care of him and their future children. Then he meets Zettie and she is far from the woman of his dreams, but she has something he is very attracted to. Can he give up his idea of his dream woman and be with someone like Zettie? A woman dedicated to her own dream and a little forgetful. 

Good scenic description and very romantic love story make up this contemporary romance. 

On the road to recovery, sometimes it helps to circle back to where it all began.

Azzette Bettencourt spilled brain cells and broke bones, but three years later she's confident she'll return to her life in the lab to create space-age laser gadgets. Unfortunately, her parents don't agree. They compromise and she returns to her roots in Alaska to spend the summer at her cousin's bed and breakfast. They're expecting her to relax, live an organic lifestyle and discover her boundaries. She's expecting to build a revolutionary weather sensor, her ticket back to an independent life.

Builder Aiden Shaughnessy's looking for time away from raising the last of his six siblings. Bonus? Some good old Alaskan adventure. If a fifties kind of woman wants to take care of him, life will be damn near perfect. The one he finds can cook, but she's trickier than a double-blind dovetail joint. Other than the fact she likes her diamonds inside a laser, she's as much a handful as the siblings when they were younger. Except she's made a gizmo that contributes to his brother's successful ascent of Mt. McKinley after the year's biggest storm. Is he ready for a life with a woman as brilliant as Einstein, but with the curiosity and attention span of a toddler

Warning: Carpenters, climbers, chickens and bears... Oh my!

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