Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Review: Rhiannon

Neil Plakcy

Series or Stand Alone: Stand Alone

Release Date: February 2011

Publisher: Untreed Reads

Pages: 9 (eBook)

Author Site: http://www.mahubooks.com/

My Rating: 3/5

Source: Received for review from publisher

[from goodreads.com]

Junior is a wild and crazy construction supervisor who drinks too much, curses too frequently and never lets a woman get under his skin. Then, he meets the curvaceous Rhiannon who loves football, shoots a mean game of pool and has a little secret she's reluctant to share.

Junior keeps chasing her like a hound in heat, until he discovers there's no crying in the game she's playing. And that's when the fun REALLY begins.

A short story from our Candlelight literary romance line.


Junior is a bit down on his luck after being shunned at a recent job interview. Instead of heading to a bar he’s familiar with he decides to try a new bar right next to the construction site he was interviewing at. A bar is a bar, right? But it’s at this bar where he meets a woman that knocks his socks off. Junior normally doesn’t become so affected by women, but Rhiannon is different. She’s unlike any woman he has ever met and he can’t seem to get her out of his mind. But Junior soon finds out Rhiannon has a secret that she doesn’t seem to want to share. It’s a secret Junior is determined to find out. And that’s when things really get interesting…

Rhiannon was an interesting read. I both liked and disliked the book. Junior is kind of a one-note character. He’s a very manly-man. He likes to drink, watch sports, and cuss a lot, which is fine by me. When he meets Rhiannon he becomes a little like a love-sick puppy but again, that’s still fine by me. Junior doesn’t have many close friends and not much family so I can see how his attachment to Rhiannon happened. He did seem a bit on the desperate side but that’s understandable. He may have crossed the fine line of creepy once or twice and that was a turn off for me.

Rhiannon’s character was a fun contrast to Junior. She’s confident and comfortable in her own skin. She loves sports and can easily hang with the guys. I figured out Rhiannon's secret long before Junior did though. Even with the predictability of the end I enjoyed how accepting Junior was and how close the two characters became. I also liked how vulnerable Rhiannon’s character became towards the end. It made the two of them seem real and relatable.

I think my biggest problem with Rhiannon is the main problem I have with short stories. I just don’t think I’m a short story kind of gal because I’m too needy. Rhiannon was a quick and pretty well-written romance story with a twist.

P.S. (cover talk)

Pretty much has nothing to do with the story. I’m all for a burning candle but honestly the cover is boring.


Blodeuedd said...

I am not a short kind of gal either

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