Somebody To Love
July 1, 2012
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After a turbulent marriage to a man who walked off hand-in-offshoot with something resembling a twig, divorced mum, Donna O’Conner, doubts happy endings exist. She’d quite like to find herself an Adonis with… pecs …and things. Alas, that’s not likely, when her only interest outside of work is hopping her three-legged dog in the park, carrying a poop-scoop. In any case, Donna isn’t sure she’d know what to do with an Adonis if she fell on one. When PC Mark Evans comes along, gloriously gift-wrapped in blue, however, she can’t help wishing she did.
Mark, a single father, is desperate for love. He doesn’t hold out much hope, though, that there is a woman out there with a heart big enough to love him and his autistic son. Enter big-hearted Donna, plus three-legged dog. And now Mark has a dilemma. Pretending not to mind her house-bunny chewing his bootlaces, he’s smitten with Donna on sight. Should he tell her his situation up-front? Announcing he has a child with autism spectrum disorder on a first date tends to ensure there isn’t a second. Or should he skirt around the subject, which amounts to a lie? When one lie leads to another, can he ever win Donna’s trust back? Admit that he didn’t trust Donna enough to let her into his life?
Somebody to Love has been made with love… love of animals. Sheryl Browne has done excellent research on assistance dogs for the handicapped, specifically their use with autistic individuals. With a focus on romance with police officers, appealing to all readers who love our boys in blue, the author’s “teasing but not telling” style makes this read appropriate for anyone, including young adults and older teens.
About The Author:
Now residing in Worcestershire, Sheryl grew up in Birmingham, UK, where she studied Art & Design. She wears many hats: a partner in her own business, a mother, and a foster parent to disabled dogs. Creative in spirit, Sheryl has always had a passion for writing. A member of the Romantic Novelists’ Association, she has previously been published in the US and writes Romantic Comedy because, as she puts it, “life is just too short to be miserable.”
Sheryl’s debut novel, RECIPES FOR DISASTER – combining deliciously different and fun recipes with sexilicious romantic comedy, is garnering some fabulous reviews! Sheryl has also been offered a further three-book contract under the Safkhet Publishing Soul imprint. SOMEBODY TO LOVE, a romantic comedy centring around a single policeman father’s search for love, launches July 1. The book, which also features an autistic little boy and his Autism Assistance Dog, has already been endorsed by Danemere Dog Rescue Centre and is currently being reviewed by Our Dog Publications with a view to future advertising. WARRANT FOR LOVE, bringing together three couples in a twisting story that resolves perfectly, is released August 1.
Sheryl Browne’s work is superb! Every minute of this book was absolutely enjoyable. From start to finish you’re wrapped around the characters and their lives completely. Each character is unique and complex but they all blend perfectly. Ms. Browne adds in some lovable adorable critters to the mix, creating a story filled with humor, hope, love and understanding.
I loved Donna O’Connor’s character. She’s just trying to manage raising a teenage son alone. She had a bad marriage, and now her ex is treating her son much the same way. Like he’s not there. Determined to make the best of it, she pushes forward on her own. What she wasn’t expecting was to find a handsome cop trying to give her a ticket! Or the attraction she feels to him.
Mark Evans is another wonderfully written character. I loved how Ms. Browne gave him the complexity of a cop but the tenderness of a devoted, loving father of a child with a handicap. When he meets Donna he feels the attraction, but he just can’t bring himself to tell her about his son. He loves his son but he wants to get to know Donna better.
Together these characters work their way through hiding secrets from each, over coming their fear, finding a path that they can be happy on, and devoting their hearts to each other, and their children. When Donna realizes that Mark’s son Jack is autistic, it’s an emotional twist to the story. Helping Jack helps work her way into Mark’s heart even farther. And Donna’s son just adds another bonus to the story with his devotion to his mom!
With humor, romance, adorable animals and two loving sons, Donna and Mark take the readers on a whirlwind ride of awesomeness and second chances! Ms. Browne’s writing style is amazing,emotionally moving, and definitely hooked me as a fan for life. This is a highly recommended 5 Book worthy novel, and I am anxious to go back and add her previous books to my ever growing wishlist! Wonderfully done, Ms. Browne!