Review by Penelope Adams
Member of the Paranormal Romance Guild Review Team
Reporter Brad Torrence is stuck fact checking and editing other reporter’s stories, occasionally writing the fluff piece and his boss Mr. Carew isn’t happy. Giving Brad one more chance before he fires him, he tells him to write a story he’s passionate about. When Brad asks him how to find a story, the classifieds are thrown at him. Desperate and at a loss Brad looks at the classifieds and finds his story. “For sale: crib, car seat, stroller, changing table, clothes, diapers, shoes, rocking chair, everything you need to start a nursery…all new.”
Grief stricken at the loss of his unborn child, Cory Wolfe placed the ad at his sister Sandra’s insistence that it would help him get on with his life. When Brad calls him asking if he can interview him for a story about grieving parents, he agrees. His job as an anesthesiologist is high stress, long hours and not conducive to keeping long term relationships, grieving has not helped, so he thinks maybe talking about it will.
Brad thinks he’s going to write a story on how mothers cope with the loss of an unborn child. After meeting Cory, he discovers his story will turn into one about the loss of an unborn child by a single parent. The story will bring the two men together. They will soon discover that life is precious, and if you have a chance at happiness you should grab hold with both hands.
Mr. Grey has a way of telling a story that immediately grabs your attention, pulling you in from the first sentence and holding you until the very end. His characters are real people, just ordinary folks living their lives with the same pain and joy that we all live with, their stories worm their ways into our hearts and we forget they are characters and think of them as our friends. Brad and Cory soon became men I wanted to get to know, I cheered and cried for them and hoped for the best for them.
This novella is a romance and a mystery and a darn good story. Don’t be fooled by the fact that I’ve categorized it as a Contemporary Romance, there is a story within the story as Brad chases a story that some don’t want written and it gets down and dirty in spots. If you like a feel good romance with some pretty hot love scenes, this is your book. If you like to solve a good mystery and like a little heart stopping action, this is your book. Reader beware, you will get involved with these two men, you will go through the gambit of emotions, you are going to laugh, you are going to cry, you are going to get mad and you will be a happy reader when you are done.