Monday, 14 October 2013

Is This Love? by Sue Moorcroft

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Tamara breezed in through the front door of her childhood home, Max in tow, and on into the sitting room, fending off an exuberant doggie welcome from Jabber.
‘Hel- Oh!’ She stopped short at the sight of the man talking to her parents and Lyddie, her sister.
A jolt of recognition. Jed. Jed Cassius.
Book Summary
When Tamara Rix's sister Lyddie is involved in a hit-and-run accident that leaves her in need of constant care, Tamara resolves to remain in the village she grew up in. Tamara would do anything for her sister, even sacrifice a long-term relationship.
But when Lyddie's teenage sweetheart Jed Cassius returns to Middledip, he brings news that shakes the Rix family to their core. Jed's life is shrouded in mystery, particularly his job, but despite his strange background, Tamara can t help being intrigued by him.
Can Tamara find a balance between her love for Lyddie and growing feelings for Jed, or will she discover that some kinds of love just don't mix?
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Why the hell haven’t I read a book by Sue Moorcroft before? I wasn’t supposed to start reading this book straight away, but I got sucked in as soon as Jed Cassius appeared on the page and I couldn’t put it down until I’d finished it.
Firstly, let’s talk about Jed. He is one of the hottest male characters I’ve read since meeting The Vincent Boys by Abbi Glines. He just oozes sexual confidence, sizzling off the page and making you weak at the knees. There  is a darkness to him, that bubbles just under the surface, but this just makes him even more sexy as the story progresses. You are never quite sure if he is going to turn out to be the right person for Tamara.  Determined to win Tamara over, he will stop at nothing until she is his. The growing relationship between them just gets hotter and hotter as they skirt around each other.
The rest of the characters were delightful to read about and so well rounded. I loved Lyddie. She was so innocent and I just wanted to hug her and take care of her.  Her relationship with Tamara was just beautiful – you could see from the beginning that Tamara would do anything for Lyddie. It wasn’t just out of guilt, her love for her sister shone through.
The plot was intriguing, with plenty of juicy sub plots to get your teeth into. I never saw the events of the second half of the book coming at all – they really  took me by surprise. I love the way the author mixes  difficult, real life situations with hot and steamy romance all running along a fast paced , thrilling path. Sue Moorcroft writes beautifully. The book is so descriptive that you can actually visualise every little detail of the book. The author must have carried out extensive research in order to write such a detailed story.
I really really loved this book and I intend to recommend it to everyone I know. I may now need to invest in Sue Moorcroft’s back catalogue because I desperately need to read them all.

9 comments:

  1. Thank you! What a lovely review. I get so much pleasure from reading that few things please me more than knowing that my books have brought pleasure to others. It's wonderful. :-)

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    1. My pleasure. A stunning book. I honestly can't wait to read more!

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  2. Vivienne - you have such a treat in store. Sue Moorcroft's books are great - I've loved them all. I just bought this one and am really looking forward to reading it too.

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  3. Viv - Sue is a fantastic writer and tutor. I have learned a lot from her over the last few years. I am looking forward to getting my hands on the paperback version of Is This Love?, so shall wait a little longer. I'm reading another of Sue's at the moment and thoroughly enjoying it.
    Great review :-)

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  4. Aww what a great review, you know how much I love Sue and her writing. She is awesome and I can't wait to read this book. I'm reading her writing book just now, it's fab x

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  5. What a fabulous review, Sue. You must be thrilled.

    L:iz X

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