YOU GIVE GOOD LOVE
24 September 2013
Contemporary Multicultural Romance
Rating: 4 Cups
Hope Warren hates Christmas and pretty much all of the red and white striped cheer that goes with it. Standing on her feet nine hours a day at the Thrifty copy shop has not helped her optimism with life in general. The only bright spot on the horizon is her dream of someday buying a beach house with her carefully pinched pennies.
Enter Dylan Riordan Healy, an Irishman who supplements his income by selling ridiculous cards. Dylan has been coming to Thrifty to print cards for nearly five years before a twist of fate leaves Hope working the counter on just the right day. Who could have known sharing hot wings with Dylan and doodling on a napkin could change Hope's life forever?
As the countdown to Hope's most hated holiday continues, she discovers life with Dylan in it seems much brighter. In her wildest dreams, she never imagines a man who would nurture her interest in art, help her wash her dreads and love her just the way she is, with no strings attached. This Christmas, Hope will rediscover all the magic and wonder of a child.
This unusual holiday novel is told in a first person narrative style that will make readers laugh one minute and roll their eyes the next. Hope is smart, funny and heartbreakingly real. Readers will laugh and cry as they suffer with her through depression, an eating disorder and even sexual issues. Mr. Murray is definitely not squeamish about tackling the tough issues in life with a sense of humor that makes us really think.
Reviewer for Coffee Time Romance & More