Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Mari Carr, Three Reasons Why

Title:  Three Reasons Why
Author:  Mari Carr
Rating:  Four And A Half Siren Stones

Genre:  Contemporary Romance
Keywords:  Handyman 
Length:  Short Novel     
ISBN E-Book:  978-1419933752
Price:  $5.20
Publisher:  Ellora’s Cave
Reviewer:  Ashleigh

Tagline: When your only reasons for staying apart get blown to pieces, just what are you supposed to do to protect your heart from the man who has had it all along?

Three Reasons Why is a sequel to Kiss Me, Kate.

Wes wants Jill Harper in every possible way a man can want a woman. But she’s resisting. Hard. When he learns she needs a handyman for her diner, he decides fate is smiling upon him—until Jill offers three reasons why they can’t be together. Always up for a challenge, Wes decides to prove her ridiculous reasons unsound, one by one.

Jill knows her reasons are total bull, but she’s sticking by them, come hell or high water. Unfortunately, Wes Robson is extremely persuasive. Especially in bed. If the sex gets any hotter they’ll likely burn down the town. Before long, Jill’s reasons begin falling away as fast as her clothing whenever Wes is around.

But Jill knows exactly what Wes wants for his future, and she’s just prolonging the inevitable heartbreak. The real reason she can’t give herself to Wes, can’t allow herself to love him, can only lead to pain—the kind from which neither may ever recover.

The story of Jill and Wes is a continuation from Kiss Me, Kate with guest appearances of Both Rick and Kate, and with the first story Mari Carr knocked this one out of the park.  The main characters, Wes and Jill, were so well written that they came alive on the page which really made reading this story such a pleasure to read.  Having read several other works by Ms. Carr in the past I hoped that this story lived up to the high standards that I had gained from her previous books, and she has once again made another hit.

The emotions in this book were so raw that as a reader, I truly was taken on the same roller coaster ride that Jill was experiencing every time she got close to Wes. Mari really made these characters so 3-D that everything they did came to life from the pages for me.  While this book sits comfortably in the contemporary romance genre, it could easy pass into the suspense or slight erotica as well.

The cover art was really something that drew me to this book, not only because of the sexy cover models, but that it really didn’t give too much of the story away and made me want to know more about the characters after reading the blurb on the back.  This book would make a great addition to anyone’s reading collection and I can’t wait to see what else it is that she comes up with in the future.

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