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Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Hard Drivin Man by Cerise DeLand

Hard Drivin Man by Cerise DeLand
Publisher: Total-E-bound Publishing
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Short Story (51 pgs)
Other: M/F
Rating: 4.5 Cherries
Reviewed by Honeysuckle

Trey Hardwick has always been one hard drivin’ man to get what he wants—and he demands Jess Spencer in his bed for one weekend. And more…

Trey Hardwick has always loved his sister-in-law come rain or come shine. But now that she’s a widow—and he fears some other man may sweep her off her feet, Trey’s gonna drive one hard bargain with the only woman he’s ever needed in his bed—and his life.
A second chance at love with your childhood best friend. What if that same playmate was currently your brother-n-law?

When I read the blurb for Hard Drivin’ Man I was totally drawn in. Jessie Hardwick grew up and quickly married the man she thought was her prince charming. Life has a way of turning a stud into a dud and a play mate into the perfect mate. No, this isn’t a paranormal tale where two fated lovers find and connect for their happily ever after. This is the story of two very real characters that deal with heartache and loss to find the love they never thought possible.

Don’t pull out the tissue just yet, though. Ms. DeLand doesn’t put the reader through all the grief that Jessie and Trey endure but you empathize with them nonetheless when they open up to one another. There is a lot of heart and emotion in this little short story. You start the journey with Jessie and then are allowed to glimpse the need that Trey has to show Jessie how much he loves her. It was a total AHHHH moment. There is also some great dialogue about “plowing fields” and “zucchini”. You won’t want to miss it!!

I was really impressed by how much story there really was packed into fifty-one pages. Ms. DeLand has a true talent for creating and telling a fictional story but giving it life outside the pages. I hurt for both Jessie and Trey and rejoiced when they were able to overcome the past to allow for a future. I highly recommend Hard Drivin’ Man for anyone that dreams of the “what ifs” and then gives fate a free hand.

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