Friday, June 1, 2012

Book Review: The Devil Has Dimples by Pepper Phillips

The Devil Has Dimples
By Pepper Phillips
Release Date: October 1, 2011
Summary: In the Deep South, one of the first questions asked when meeting someone new in a small town is, “Who’s your daddy?”  The answer defines you as a person.   Not knowing is disheartening.

Sara McLaughlin never knew she was adopted and is stunned to realize that if she wants to find out the questions burning in her brain as to the ‘why’ she was given up at birth, and who her father might be, she has to live in her birth mother’s apartment for the next six weeks.

Grant St. Romain, attorney, is supposed to be helping, but the hunky dimpled devil is making her mind think of other things.
Can she find the truth?  Or will she break her heart trying to find out the answers in Boggy Bayou, where many secrets are hidden? 

Review: I knew I was in for a fun romance when I looked at the cover of this story. And that's exactly what I got: A fun story with an added dash of romance, but not much more. 

Sara has been left with no family. Both of her parents have passed away and no one else in her family has ever been close to her. So when she gets a mysterious letter from a lawyer informing her that her birth mother just died and wants her to take over her antique shop, Sara knows she has to get down to the bottom of this. She was adopted? Sara storms right into the small town her supposed mother lived, only to come face to face with the devilishly handsome and dimpled lawyer who sent her the letter. 

The lawyer, whose name is Grant, is taken by surprise by the fiery redhead demanding to know who her parents were. With no known father, Grant and Sara take the town to find out who exactly she is. The story is cute enough, with Sara and Grant growing closer as they dig up so many past conflicts and insecurities of the people in the town. How things happen, though, seem far too rushed and I wished relationships had developed more. 

The other thing that bugged me about this book was how tidy everything was at the end. Here Sara was with a life that had jumbled to pieces, so the ending just seemed way to good to be true. Some drastic things would pop up, only to be simmered two seconds later as not true. The story needed more suspense and reality to keep the readers interested. 

If you read The Devil Has Dimples, a cute story is all you're going to get. Though that's enjoyable, I was still left wanting more from the story than what I was given.


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