My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Having read The Girl back Home and enjoyed it I thought I would give some of Ms Bradshaw’s other books a try. Unfortunately I probably read this too soon after the previous one, because although the setting and characters are different, the general feel is much the same. Fairly rapidly the storyline becomes sweet and sickly, and although there are efforts made to inject tension you just know it’s all going to work out in the end.
The range of characters is wide, but as they were introduced I could visualize the author ticking off a checklist: Hispanic, check, African-America, check, Asian, check, Blonde, check, Butch lesbian, check… I could go on, but you get the idea.
It’s a pity, because Ms Bradshaw does have a story-telling talent, but at the moment it needs more honing and control.