Monday, July 22, 2013
Romance Book Review: Traci L. Slatton's The Love of My (Other) Life
Author: Traci L. Slatton
Genre: Sci-Fi, Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Parvati Press
This quirky romance builds a solid story about an artist down on her luck and a nutty professor who whose from out of this world.
Tessa hasn't been able to paint a picture before last week for three years. That was when everything in her life took a turn for the worse. Always looking out for everyone else besides herself she risks her art career, her marriage and her reputation to help a friend, without realizing that she would be the one who would need help in the end.
Today Tessa spends her days thinking back on how she lost everything and working with the elderly in a church. She meets a man, Brian, on the street who swears that he's her husband in another universe and that he will only be around for five days and few odd hours.
Of course she doesn't believe Brian, but being her soft hearted self she can't be mean enough to get him off her tail.
The story interlaces with memories of Brian's world and the world and Tessa finding out what Brian wants, while trying to get herself out of trouble and to save the church which is desperate need of funds.
The story style takes a little getting used to, but soon the reader will become engrossed in the story and realize that the style works perfectly around the personalities in the characters. One of my true disappointments in this book is the cover. I'm sure it is because of the art appeal, but it promises erotic romance and this is a sweet romance with no real sex scenes included in the book, although there is alluding to sex scenes happening in the book. The same goes for the very erotic video for the book that is featured at the bottom of this entry. Otherwise a good story.
Painter Tessa Barnum is struggling. Her husband left, she's broke, about to be evicted and has made some serious missteps in her career. When scruffy Brian Tennyson explodes into her life, claiming to be from an alternate universe, Tessa thinks he's a crazy vagabond - albeit one with mysterious and undeniable appeal.
Then he informs her that in his world, they're married.
Tessa's universe is turned upside down as the truth of love and loss, victory and humiliation, and second chances comes back to her. She has to choose love over logic to reach that state of anticipation where miracles unfold.
The secret to her own life was always in her heart.