Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Book Review: 'Finally, For Me' by Roseanne Burke

Author Roseanne Burke is embracing her passion to write with this debut novel FINALLY, FOR ME and the indications are that she will find her way to success in writing steamy erotica romance novels. She states she enjoys writing about `strong, yet slightly damaged women, and the men that adore them.' In addition to her entry into writing Roseanne is a nurse practitioner and a wife and mother.

Roseanne has the ability to rather quickly create credible characters and then let the interaction with the other characters play out in a very well considered manner. Nurse Lacey Singer has been in a rocky relationship with Mark and finally has the courage to stand up for her self respect and end that part of her story by moving to a new place. Unhappy at first by the circumstances of bin g on her own in a new place with little backup financial support, things change when she meets lawyer Ben Anderson who also happens to be attempting to exit a stressful non-loving relationship. Two lost souls engage or rather collide and the rest is a steamy erotic relationship that offers each of these likable people the chance to find both independence and also a very passionate bond.

Roseanne's writing is straightforward, well structured, if at times a bit stilted (the dividing the story between Lacey's point of view and Ben's point of view gets a bit cloying). This is a debut novel and it is more than likely her writing will become more fluid. She certainly understands how to write the erotica portions well! Grady Harp, June 15

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