GENRE: Contemporary Romance
SERIES: The English Village (Book 2)
About the Book
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?
Read an Excerpt
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?”
First of all, I love mature characters. Lina and Drew did not disappoint. I warmed up to Drew immediately … he reminded me of one of my college-professor crushes from years ago. Lina, once I got to know her, grew on me as well.
I appreciated the slow pace of the small English village of Oldcastle as it lent to the story perfectly, allowing the secrets from the past to unfold at just the right pace. I chucked at the fact that both Drew and Lina (despite their maturity) had meddling mothers. It gave them something to bond over almost immediately.
If you like your romance spicy, your story to unfold gradually, and a great backstory/mystery to solve, you’ll truly enjoy One Truth Revealed. Author Robena Grant has penned a winner.
About the Author
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.
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