Saturday, November 9, 2013

REVIEW: An Apple Away by Kate Richards

***This book was originally reviewed for Storm Goddess Book Reviews.***
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Summary:

Aislinn never wants to see another doctor. Their painful and pointless treatments have done nothing to improve her rapidly deteriorating health. She hopes that the staff of Wiccan Haus can at least offer a change of scene, if not a return of a little of her former strength. She's delighted to meet Punda, a masseuse, on her arrival and charmed by the cottage in the apple orchard where she will stay. Dr. Hugo Peralta visits the island at the insistence of his boss. The distinguished brain surgeon is in desperate need of a respite before overwork makes him one of his own patients. He is surprised but pleased with the privacy and serenity of his cottage--across the orchard from Aislinn's. An idyllic location on a magical island where love can blossom--if the Rowans can help the trio save Aislinn from whatever is killing her.

Thoughts:

So I was surprised to find this story is a FFM ménage story, as it really doesn’t say anything about it in the blurb, but it was a pleasant one. The connection begins right away between the characters, and it’s really cute how Punda and Hugo worry over Aislinn throughout the book. The illness was handled nicely, and the crisis point dealt with to end happily.

That being said, I felt like the story was a little incomplete, or ended a tad abruptly. Between the end of the crisis and the ending of the book is literally two pages. There’s no resolution, we’re just told how everybody’s moving on and the story ends on that note with no discussion on how the decisions were reached. And while the sex scene was great, I was a little disappointed there was just the one after so much build up.

Not my favorite installment, but still a sweet addition to the Wiccan Haus series, and I look forward to more.


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