Our hero and heroine are undoubtedly in love with each other and the entire of Templeton Cove know it. But they are separated by tragedy after tragedy after tragedy….
A grown up affair of the heart, overcoming grief and dealing with loss. Breaking down the defenses that shroud fragile hearts.
The dialogue swiftly draws you into the plot. But as the plot unfolded it felt a little casual… However Rachel Brimble deftly deals with the crippling emotions of grief and guilt, portraying the stages of grief with raw emotion.
This second chance/reunion story is well written. But I struggled to see past our heroine’s, Izzy Cooper’s, grief. However well portrayed those emotions and the stages of dealing with grief were, this Super-Romance felt a little too ‘angsty’…
Firefighter, Trent Palmer, a stereotypical vision of every girls fantasy Firefighter; trying to fight his own demons and deal with his own grief and guilt, in the blazes of the fire. He is charming but a little lack-lustre.
As a heartwarming and tender tale, I personally felt that ‘grief’ over shone the central romance. As my first Super-Romance it wasn’t what I expected.
I did also ask myself a few chapters in, ‘Where the hell is Templeton Cove?’ They speak in pounds. “…£6.20 mate”, they have the charming drawl of Americans, “…Hey…” etc. But the settings felt distinctively ‘Aussie…’.
Maybe I missed something while I was reading… As after several chapters Google (or any other search engine of your preference) was the only answer! Hmmm. ‘Templeton is a fictional UK seaside town of Templeton Cove.’ Ha hah!
I should add that stronger links to Templeton Cove being in England are highlighted in later chapters, but the story said otherwise.
A highlight of this Super-Romance was the line, “…Love is a gift. Don’t turn your back on it!” A well chosen phrase for those who haven’t found their ‘Happily Ever After’ yet and are continuing on their adventure to find it. 3/5 stars from me.