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Posted August 24, 2011
If you were driving along, out in the middle of nowhere, and found a hot man walking down the road wearing nothing but some cowboy boots and a cowboy hat, would you stop? If he was as hot as Storm Masterson then I know I would!
First, let me say that Texas is not a state that I've ever really had much of a desire to visit (no offense, Texans). It is hot and dry and has really big spiders. Ms. Davis, however, described Texas, its hill country and beautiful sunsets so vividly that I have now added it to my list of places to go before I die.
Rachel is a funny, vibrant character with a very caring heart who puts others' needs ahead of herself, even when in peril. Storm is a sexy man who loves his family, which just makes him all the sexier. The relationship between all of the characters in this book is so real, I loved it. It was like peeking into a close family and seeing how it all ticks. Even the father, who has passed away, is a real character. Noella, the housekeeper slash cook slash stand-in mother, is absolutely hilarious and a delightful secondary character. The relationship between Storm and Sunny as brother and sister is heartwarming. Storm is the older brother that every girl would want.
The scene where Storm realizes that Rachel is his sister's nurse is laugh out loud funny, and the scene is so vivid that it was like watching a movie. This was probably my favorite scene in the whole book because it is so real.
On a personal note, the whole concept of Rachel's job moved me. With a friend who has terminal cancer, the ideas that Rachel had, while fiction, really got me thinking about my friend and what I could possibly research that might help her in some way. I hope, for the sake of cancer patients out there everywhere, that there is someone like Rachel in reality.
This book has easily found its place on my keeper shelf and has become one of my personal favorites. If I could pull these characters from the pages and make them real I would. This is a family that I would want to be friends with and hang out with on a Friday night at a barbecue. I will revisit them again in the future and I very much look forward to it. I would recommend it to any one of my personal friends and I highly recommend anyone reading this to check it out.
Originally posted at the Long and Short of It Romance Reviews
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Posted July 26, 2013
Storm’s Interlude is a delightful read from beginning to end. Somewhat light-hearted for a book about abuse and cancer, there are still poignant moments of sadness as this family pulls together to rally behind one of their own. Still the story is tender and sweet, ranging from laugh-out-loud humor to tears of sadness and finally of hope. Vonnie Davis creates likable, sympathetic characters on every page, from Storm and Rachel to Noella, the housekeeper who looks after everyone, but “says nothing.” Sunny’s journey is touching as she works toward getting stronger for her family, and it’s so, so easy to fall in love with her adorable son, Sawyer. But best of all is Storm himself—handsome, caring, and willing to die for those he loves. Gotta love a man like that! Review by Amie Lou. Book Provided by Publisher. Review Originally posted @ Romancing the Book.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted October 25, 2012
Couldn't put this book down. Finished in 2 days. Averaged 3 hours of sleep a night. Om goodness. Loved Storm & Rachel. Great supporting characters. Feel like I know this family. Great ending. Well done.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted September 9, 2012
Fun, heartwarming, and romantic. I loved this book from the opening scene with a tall, dark, and naked Storm Masterson to Storm hobbling down the hall, dragging one arm, and carrying a bag of urine. (Love that scene, line, and visual!)
Part-Comanche ranch owner Storm Masterson has abandonment issues. Now he's terrified his twin sister is going to die. Her treatments don't seem to be working. The leukemia is winning. So, he hires a full-time nurse to care for his sister and her 3-year old son.
Enter Rachel Dennison. Rachel is an excellent nurse who incorporates holistic medicine into her care routine for cancer patients. When she meets a naked cowboy on the highway, she has no idea he's her new patient's twin brother or that Storm has been dreaming of her for the past three nights. The attraction is instant. But Rachel has a secret. She's running away from an abusive relationship. Her ex-fiance wants her back and he'll stop at nothing to find her.
Can Storm protect her? Will his twin sister Sunny die? The stakes are high, but there are loads of secondary characters in the heartwarming, often humorous tale of love and survival. I loved Storm and his family. I loved Rachel and the ranch hands. These are people you'd want to invite over for a BBQ. Or better yet, you'd want an invitation to the Triple S Ranch so you could get to know the characters better. And Mama Noelle is a trip..."But I say nothing."
Vonnie Davis' words flowed from the page. I love her writing style and the story she penned. I'm definitely adding her other books to my TBR pile.
Posted April 22, 2012
Hat's off to Vonnie Davis for tackling some deep subject matter and still pulling of an engaging romance story. I'm not a medical person, but she had just enough detail in there to convince me of the authenticity of the medical references and conditions. All of her characters were thoroughly engaging. Her story was fast paced and kept me turning the pages. Looking forward to Ms. Davis' next book.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted November 3, 2011
This book is a wonderful pager turner, full of lovable characters, a touch of humor, and real issues. All of that woven with a beautiful love story makes this a wonderful book to curl up with and lose yourself in. You will feel like the characters are long lost friends. If you are a fan of romance and passion in a modern day world, you will love this book.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted September 8, 2011
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