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Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Prescription For Love by Tina Gallagher

Prescription For Love by Tina Gallagher
Publisher: Phaze Books
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Short Story(52 pgs)
Other: M/F
Rating: 4 Cherries
Reviewed by Poppy

Kate Grady has a lot on her plate. She's living by her father's rules in order to patch their strained relationship. She's running the family pharmacy single-handedly while said father heals his broken hip. His physical therapy doesn't include breathing over her shoulder but he manages to do it anyway.

Then in walks John O'Brien, the boy next door. The very sexy, seven years younger boy next door. The last time she'd seen him, he'd been a gangly, gawky boy with thick glasses. Oh how he's grown.

Can Kate look past their age difference to appreciate the man John has become?

Looking for an erotic romance that’s plenty hot but mostly romantic? You can’t go wrong with Prescription For Love. I smiled all the way through, and the ending made my heart sigh.

I’m pretty picky about the erotic romance stories I read – hot sex is all well and good, but I prefer a story that makes sure it doesn’t forget the emotion. When Kate Grady sees her old neighbor, “little” Johnny O’Brien, it’s made very clear that he’s not so little anymore. And John, whose had a crush on Kate his entire life (since she won him over with cookies at seven) is determined to make her realize that his age isn’t important. What they feel for each other is.

Kate’s terribly conflicted. Her father oozes disapproval about pretty much everything she’s ever done, is doing and might do in the future. He was not a character I liked, nor one I even understood. Where all that nastiness came from, we never really find out. Maybe he was born crotchety. But Kate considers his opinion with every step she takes, and I admit it frustrated me a bit. Still, I hoped she’d grow a spine, and thankfully she does.

John is every woman’s wet dream: smart, fun, sexy as hell and determined. He sets his sights on Kate and never veers from the goal, despite the conflicting signals she gives him.

Add in some smoking hot sex on a kitchen counter (among other places) that, while vanilla, still made my heart pound and my computer screen smolder a bit, and you have a winner of a book. It’s seldom I find a story that makes my heart swell like this one did, and I really, really wish it had been just a little bit longer. I wasn’t ready to say goodbye to Kate and John when the last page ended. Bet you won’t be either...why don’t you give Prescription For Love a try and see what you think.

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