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Monday, July 8, 2013

Review: Gwynneth Ever After

Gwynneth Ever After by Linda Poitevin

This was a quick, cute read. Contemporary romance, no monsters, no I haven't been abducted by aliens.

I've actually read Poitevin's monsters before, and she writes them well.

This time, however, we are in Ottawa with an architect who is raising three kids alone after her ex walked out, and a famous movie star in town for mysterious reasons.

Gwyneth (with 2 n's) or Gwyn was easy to identify with. She is a bit harried, but has built up a strong support system. She is afraid of getting into a relationship again and is always conscious of the welfare of her kids.

Gareth is the wonderful hero who is rich, an actor, washes the dishes and even helps out with the kids. Not perfect, but pretty close. The not perfect part comes in the rather large secret he has been carrying around with him.

There was a bit of believability stretching with how fast Gareth starting helping out with the whole family, but it's a Romance so it was easy to get past it. It helped that Gwyn and Gareth were just so cute together and very sweet.

Yes, there are adorable moppets. I didn't find them annoying.

There is some angst, but this is a fast-paced read so we were past it quickly. Gareth's secret is a doozy, but like I said, the quick pace sped through it. Also, I liked the two of them together. They worked for me.

[received ARC to review]

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