Today I'm mixing it up a bit. Before you get to read the review of Monique's 3rd story in the West series, I'm taking a break to write a review for a book by Author Melissa Lemon.
Melissa has had many imaginary friends (and enemies) since she was a child. Her vivid imagination had her writing stories and jotting down book ideas for years until she finally sat down and finished a novel. She is married to an awesome man and the proud mother of three children. Music is also an important part of her life and she shares time with her music students teaching them piano, cello or guitar. Melissa is a graduate of the University of Utah and currently resides in the Salt Lake area.
Her story is BLUE SKY
Blue Sky Synopsis:
Sunny is bereaving the sudden death of her parents. Lewis is a homeless runaway seeking shelter in Sunny's basement from an early winter storm. When they unexpectedly meet, Sunny wants nothing more than to kill him. After a bizarre hostage situation and a poker game, Sunny realizes that Lewis isn't out to hurt her. Their initial distaste turns to friendship and love, but Sunny isn't keen on starting a relationship with a man she knows so little about. Lewis is loyal, and his patience paramount. Sunny is hesitant but her love runs deep and true. They are separated unwillingly, and must struggle and face overwhelming odds to find each other again.
This book was cute and fun to read. It was new and refreshing - the situation of a homeless guy and a heart broken girl finding each other was definitely unique and made for some fun twists and turns that I didn't expect. As the story rolls out it's easy to find yourself feeling for the characters and understanding their situations. Their need to lean on each other and help each other makes their relationship grow into a love that is believable and understandable. I found it easy to read and follow this story, making me smirk, smile, laugh, and also hurt for the characters and the things they go through. It was a good read and I'm glad I had the chance to read and review it. I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a fun contemporary romance novel.