IN THE MARKET FOR LOVE - Joy Avery
Harlequin Kimani Romance
REVIEWER: Brenda Larnell | RATING: A
REVIEW: What do you have when a successful real estate developer meets his match when he comes up against a hard-working ER nurse who refuses to give up in a fight to keep her childhood home? For sure you have an entertaining contemporary romance where the hero and heroine incur a few bumps along the way to a HEA ending.
When Alonso Wright and Vivian Moore meet at Tender Hearts Memorial Hospital in Raleigh, North Carolina, there is an instant mutual attraction. Little did Vivian know that Alonso is the same man who has been calling her for over a month to purchase Vivian’s property that will enable him to construct a community-events center in behalf of his grandfather’s memory. That’s Alonzo’s plan, but Vivian isn’t having it. Her late grandmother’s property is worth more than the hundreds of dollars Alonzo is willing to pay her. It seems that Alonso has met his match. Vivian is just as passionate and stubborn as Alonzo. Will Alonso’s plans for his center go down the drain as he decides he must pursue the lovely Vivian come hell or high water? Will Vivian listen to her head or her heart? Can they both overcome their personal past trust issues? These are questions that can only be answered if you are in the market for reading this delightful story.
As with any well-written story, secondary characters help to advance the storyline. Hamilton is one secondary character who fits that definition. He and Alonso share a special bond, and as fate would have it, Vivian becomes a part of that bond. On the opposite side of that coin is another secondary character, Garth Garrison, a talented builder with shady ethics. Needless to say, he becomes part of the problem, not the solution. Last but not least is that kiss that is shared between Roth, Alonso’s business partner and engaged to another man, Tressa, Vivian’s best friend. This brief connection hints that there may be another story soon to come.
I enjoyed reading IN THE MARKET FOR LOVE. Author Joy Avery conjured just the right amount of tension and chemistry between Alonso and Vivian. Their love is expressed so eloquently by the author when she writes, “…Loved him in a manner that defied theory or explanation. Loved him blindly and with full sight.” That line alone is sure to appeal to Romance readers everywhere. So, if you are in the market to read an endearing story, IN THE MARKET FOR LOVE is the book for you. I recommend it.
1st August 2017 | firstname.lastname@example.org