Review of My Heart Belongs to Only You (Cupid’s Bow – The First Generation – Book 2) by Melissa Storm.
Rated 4 out of 5 stars by Iris Chacon.
The reviewer received a complimentary download of the ebook in exchange for an honest, objective review.
In this charming, wholesome romance, Deborah’s fiancé, James, is missing in action during the Korean War. Rip is a wounded soldier on recuperative leave from the same war, and he is fighting his own personal battle against what will someday be called Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD.
Rip moves into a short-term rental house in Deborah’s neighborhood, and their early social interactions are stunted and unpleasant. Still, he reminds her of the lost James, and she can’t deny she finds him handsome despite what seems to be his constant rudeness. Even so, they might never become friends if they didn’t both go swimming in the same lake on the same night, each trying to escape their own mental demons.
After the serendipitous late night meeting at the lake, a relationship between Deborah and Rips begins to form, in fits and starts, as they work out their past hurts while learning to trust themselves and others once again.
The fifties, that relatively pleasant era between the end of World War II and the beginning of Vietnam, is the right setting for this steady, sweet story. You’ll find it entertaining, relaxing and soothing to join these likable characters as they find their way from a troubled past toward a hopeful future.
The book is free of offensive content and suitable for any age level, but younger tweens and teens may find this romance too quiet and staid for their video-game attention spans. Adults will like it just fine.
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