Friday, July 1, 2011

A Little Bit of Passion

A Little Bit of Passion (Avalon Romance)
Author: Beate Boeker
ISBN: 978-0-8034-7650-9
Publisher: Avalon Books
Purchase Link: A Little Bit of Passion
Source: Author review request


Karen Larsen calls herself a modern gypsy because she has split her life into two perfect halves. In winter, she's a skiing instructor in the Teton Mountain Range; in summer, she works at the bookstore she owns on Long Island, New York. But one Easter holiday, John Bermett and his son Gerry join her skiing group, and her perfectly balanced universe is shaken. John is the owner and CEO of ON!, the largest electronic equipment company in America. Though there is an intense mutual attraction, Karen feels that dating John would disrupt her free-spirited lifestyle. She works through her internal struggle in e-mail correspondence with her best friend, Leslie Carter, co-owner of the bookstore.

Can she overcome her need for independence and find a compromise between her single life and the man who might be the love of it?


I enjoyed this book immensely! Aside from a few minor caveats the novel was wonderful. Here’s the skinny on A Little Bit of Passion.

Writing Style: I loved the unique set up of this romance. The author writes the story in letter style between the two main characters, Karen and Leslie. Karen tells most of the story since it is hers' to tell. I enjoyed reading this book due to the different set up. It made me feel like I had a pen pal.

Characters: The characters are extremely likeable in this story. Though each of them have their unique oddities they are characters you grow to love and wish the best for even if you want to knock some sense into a few of them. Their personalities vibrant add a special touch to this book.

Setting: I loved the setting of this novel. It takes place in the snowy Tenton Mountains, Seattle and Long Island, NY. For a 186 page novel this is a fair amount of setting changes. It keeps the novel fresh and exciting.

Pace: A Little Bit of Passion is extremely easy to read and has a quick pace! I read this novel in just a few sittings.

Caveats: Towards the end of the novel, Karen writes from NY while Leslie is in Seattle. This section was slightly confusing to be because Karen goes a little crazy. I didn’t realize she wasn’t actually sending all the letters she was writing. I also thought this part of the novel was very immature. It annoyed me.

Overall, the novel has a great story delivered in an interesting way! It’s most definitely worth the read. “After all, what’s life if you never risk anything?” ~Leslie from A Little Bit of Passion

Other titles by Beate Boeker:
Take my Place: 978-0-8034-9942-3
Wings to Fly: 978-0-8034-9902-7

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