Reaching For Normal: A Bloo Moose Romance, by Jemi Fraser

jlennidorner's review

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This was a very good romantic suspense novel. This review is my honest opinion. The author and I do know each other online and share several of the same cyber social circles.

What I found most interesting, and relatable, about the book was a main character who is out of the ordinary. Myla's foster past and leg set her apart from typical romance heroines. Sawyer was a lot like other romance-book guys, but his love of wolves is what drew me in. (Without him actually shifting into one, because this isn't a paranormal romance.) I got this book on Amazon a few months ago, and cracked it open this month because of the IWSG book club. I would recommend it to readers who like both romance and suspense. It felt like every chapter had equal parts of a suspenseful story and a budding romance (or potential lusty fling, could have gone either way for a bit). I don't read a ton of romance books, but I did like this one. I like that Freddy is named. Huskies Loco and Gunner are fantastic additions, but it kills me that they're on page 94 (#aloneagain chapter) and then vanish until page 248 (#finallymaybe chapter).

My heart ached for Myla when she felt like a liability, when the term ripped into her. But later there's a great line, "Not only how to get up when I fall, but to believe I can get up."

"People only fall in love this quickly in books and movies." - That line is funny because, of course, we are reading a book. Which is even better later when Myla starts writing a steamy romance.

Sawyer has dark, curly hair and dark chocolate eyes, and is age 30 (and apparently has a great behind

peachani's review

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adventurous inspiring tense fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Strong character development? No
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated


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