Keeping to my own advice about writers helping out other writers, I have another book review to share.
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The first line in “Threads of Desire” by K. M. Jackson had me immediately connected to the heroine. How many women have regretted wasting their fashion model runway walk on a sleazy guy? How many of us have suffered through a hellish date for a free steak? I know a lot of you are nodding your heads right now. This is only the icing on the delicious cake that Jackson serves her readers.
If you don’t know about this book, let me give you a quick rundown. This is the third book in the Creative Hearts series. Oh, don’t worry if you haven’t read the previous two. Neither had I. Each book in the series deals with a different couple, so readers won’t feel lost reading out of turn. For the fans who have read book 1 and 2, there are cameos from your favorite past characters.
In this story, we have Gabrielle Russell and Nick Ross. Their complicated history makes it difficult for them to be in the same room without fighting. Something that is made worse by their sexual attraction to each other. And the extra cherry on top is that Nick is Gabrielle‘s best friend/roommate’s brother.
Being a curvy woman, Gabrielle shares her inner thoughts with the reader about her insecurities and doubts that Nick could actually be interested in her. She is far from the rich, skinny woman he runs with. Despite this, sparks between the two lit up.
Then, Jackson turns up the heat when she puts her characters alone in a tiny apartment during a blackout. This is a ripe environment to put two people into a vacuum where they must face their issues and heavy attraction for one another. As you can imagine, everything becomes hot and heavy in the right spots.
Overall, I thought the novel was okay. Don’t get me wrong the writing was great. Characterization was on point. Dialogue worked well. It had all the elements of a good story. However, personally, I prefer more action happening in my novels. The majority of the book took place in the apartment. I know that setting was needed to open the hero and heroine up but I thought the novel should have explored how they would face up outside the security of the apartment.
Still, I’d recommend the book for a great quick summer read.