Thursday, February 10, 2011

Review: Believe in Me by Laura Moore

Publisher: Ballantine Books
Publication Date: January 26, 2011
Mass Market Paperback {p.409}
Source: Personal Library
Genre: Contemporary
Characters: Jordan Radcliffe, Owen Gage
Challenge: 50 States, 100+
My Rating:

After learning of her husband’s affair, Jordan Radcliffe is crushed, but she knows she must stay strong for her three young children. So she moves back to Rosewood, the idyllic horse farm where she grew up. Wishing only to recover and reassess her life, Jordan feels an undeniable attraction to architect Owen Gage—and does her best to ignore it. Her heart is too fragile to love again.

Yet when Owen, who himself is wary of any romantic involvement, offers her a job she badly needs, Jordan has no choice but to accept, even though it means she’ll be working alongside him every day. And that closeness could intensify the connection between them—a desire as unnerving as it is powerful.
Jordan has divorced her cheating husband and moved back home to Rosewood. She is trying to put her life back together by starting her own interior design business. This is how she meets architect Owen Gage. His firm lands an interior design account Jordan was hoping to get to establish her business.

Owen and Jordan both feel the immediate sparks between them upon meeting. But Jordan is weary of all men and Owen doesn't want all the complications that come with being involved with a single mother. With every overture he makes toward her, she lashes back with rudeness and anger. Most of that anger and rudeness is because she doesn't like the fact that he makes all her girlie parts sit up and take notice in ways her husband never did.

I liked the interaction between Owen and the rest of Jordan's family, especially with Jade. Margot and Jade took an instant like to Owen as well did her three children. Although at times Jordan's children made Owen uncomfortable, he did eventually kind of warm toward them. I think that whole situation was handled nicely because if Owen automatically took to her children, it would have felt rather fake.

Jade made a major growth from Remember Me, but she did suffer a brief setback when learning some shocking news. I so look forward to Jade's story, Trouble Me. I really want to see who she'll be paired up with, Robocop or Brian.

Overall, Believe in Me was a great addition to the trilogy. Laura writes her ranch scenes and interior design scenes with such vivid detail that it's like your living it instead of just reading it.


Lisa Jo @ Once Upon A Chapter said...[Reply]

"...that he makes all her girlie parts sit up and take notice in ways her husband never did."

I love that line! lol Great review! Sounds like a book I would enjoy.

Lisa Jo @ Once Upon A Chapter

Tasha said...[Reply]

Thanks! :) It was a fun contemporary read! I just hate that her books are released so far apart, because I'm already wanting to read the next one which isn't due out until January 2012. :(

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