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Series: , The Remingtons #5
Publisher: World Literary Press (Self-Published) on May 12, 2014
Genre(s): Contemporary Romance (Adult)
Bestselling author Kurt Remington lives to write. He spends twelve hours a day in front of his computer, rarely leaving the seclusion of his beach-front property, where he's come to finish his latest thriller--that is, until free-spirited Leanna Bray nearly drowns in the ocean trying to save her dog. Kurt's best-laid plans are shot to hell when he comes to their rescue. Kurt's as irritated as he is intrigued by the sexy, hot mess of a woman who lives life on a whim, forgets everything, and doesn't even know the definition of the word organized.
Leanna's come to the Cape hoping to find a fulfilling career in the jam-making business, and until she figures out her own life, a man is not on the menu. But Leanna can't get the six-two, deliciously muscled and tragically neat Kurt out of her mind. She tells herself she's just stopping by to say thank you, but the steamy afternoon sparks a wild and sexy ride as Kurt and Leanna test the powers of Chemistry 101: Opposites Attract.
This book includes mature subject matter that may not be appropriate for readers under the age of 18.
Kurt Remington has always let a quiet, structured life. Using the determination his military father instilled in him from a young age, he’s made a successful career of writing thriller novels, a career that allows him to divide his time between his family in New York and his tranquil days spent writing at the beach. But all that quiet and structure is shattered when a free-spirited woman with no roots and her disobedient dog wander out into the stormy surf in view of his deck. Leanna Bray upsets his carefully planned schedule and the solitude of his summer, but maybe her disorganized ways and unruly pet are exactly what he needs to start the next chapter of his life.
Kurt was every bit the quiet thinker I expected, but of course he still had that Remington sex appeal and strong family values. His life, however, revolves around his writing schedule, and while it’s certainly good for his career, outside of his siblings and parents, he doesn’t have much else.
His initial reaction to Leanna was hilarious, the perfect combination of annoyed and attracted and intrigued, and while he couldn’t exactly wrap his head around her piles of laundry and inattention to all the ways her life was completely disorderly, it was just the kind of disorder he needed. I especially loved the way he just accepted her dog as part of the package deal, knowing that including Pepper in just about everything he and Leanna did was important to keeping her happy.
I was surprised by the lack of angsty conflict in this book when compared to the others in the series. There were no giant misunderstandings or grudges, no sacrificing the relationship in some misguided attempt to preserve anything for the other person. There was still conflict, namely how they would manage a future together when it seemed their careers would require their being apart, but it was cool to read a story where the romantic pair didn’t do something inanely stupid and almost ruin things. That’s not to say I avoid the stories where that happens, since the truth is that we all do really stupid things when it comes to relationships. But I thoroughly enjoyed that the characters were up front and pretty much faced things head-on.
Read, Write, Love is just another great story in the epic romantic saga that is Love in Bloom, and if you love romance reads, grab the whole series. It’s got every kind of strong male lead you could want, from the sensitive writer to the angry survivalist, and every single one of them is just perfect. Leanna and Kurt add a new splatter of color to the series with her rather whimsical personality and his complete devotion to her.