One Truth Revealed by Robena Grant
GENRE: Contemporary Romance
At thirty-five-years of age, and with pressure from her adoptive mother, Lina Bright is ten days away from undergoing Artificial Insemination in London. She doesn’t need a husband. She travels to Oldcastle to meet her biological mother, a spinster who runs a village teashop. To keep her mother’s secret, but determine her father’s identity, she creates the cover of scouting for property to start a new school.
A bachelor at forty, Drew Compton is an English Professor in Oxford. Diagnosed with “poor swimmers” his fiancée left him. He plans to live out his life alone, with his books. Disliking his mother’s secrets and controlling ways, he seldom returns to Oldcastle. But a chance meeting has him intrigued. Who is this chic Londoner?
As Lina’s plans for a school become a reality, romance blossoms, but roadblocks ensue.
Will Lina and Drew trust in each other to overcome the difficulties and create a future together?
Heat. She craved his heat. Her arms encircled the back of his neck, pulled his face tighter,
closer, her lips tingled and begged to be crushed harder.
“Lina,” he whispered, his breath fanning her cheek. Then he took her mouth possessively.
She almost couldn’t remain standing. “Again,” she murmured. The headiness of his kisses, the heat swirling in her belly, the weakness in her knees, had her pressing even closer. Their tongues met, tangled in a mating dance she’d rarely experienced. Everything about this man spelled permanence. The girls below shouted, “Keep him, we want him.” Dazed, she pulled away, took in a deep breath, and refocused.
If she didn’t keep her wits about her she’d be dragging Drew into the shelter of the ruins and having her way with him. Could this castle be a magic place? Did it encourage romance, and illicit rendezvous? Rendezvous? Oh, blast it; she couldn’t get involved. There were nine days left until her expected ovulation. She’d chosen her sperm donor. She’d committed to doing this, and had an appointment scheduled with a London clinic. That’s why she had to go back.
Drew rested his forehead against hers. “Everything okay?”
AUTHOR Bio and Links:
Robena Grant was born in Australia, now lives in Southern California, and considers her two amazing adult children her greatest achievement. Everything else is gravy. She writes romantic suspense and contemporary romance, and has eight novels published. Robena enjoys writing, reading, travel, and socializing. Contact her: http://www.robenagrant.com, follow her on Goodreads, Facebook, Twitter. One Truth Revealed is book #2 in the English Village Series, it is now available for pre-order at Amazon: http://amzn.com/B0714BRTBW It will release 7-14-17 everywhere eBooks are purchased, and in print at http://www.thewildrosepress.com and http://www.amazon.com
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One Truth Revealed is a smartly-written and sweet romance. Taking place mostly in an old town where everybody knows everything about everyone, this cozy story is like a visit with old friends. Lina is lost, floundering in her attempt to find a place where she feels like she belongs. She doesn’t feel at home in London, where she was raised, or with her adoptive parents, and she goes in search of her birth parents. Drew fled Oldcastle years before to escape his overbearing mother. Both make their way to this little Doc Martin-type town and fine each other.
Their attraction is immediate, and the love story that follows forces them to face their parental issues. I liked this book and its unhurried pace. I liked Lina and Drew. I felt bad for Lina when it came to artificial insemination, though. When I went through it 15 years ago, the technology was much more advanced and the outcome much more certain, especially for someone with her good health history. I loved how supportive and nonjudgmental Drew was. I cracked up at how quickly and how Britishly they got over misunderstandings. My Irish-Italian temper would have gone off on those people and held a grudge for years. But the British aren’t like that. They’re all “Oh, you broke my heart. Would you like some tea?”Lina and Drew both felt bad for what I would consider justified reactions. Grant’s portrayal of them just made me like them all the more.
I loved every second of One Truth Revealed.