Saturday, July 12, 2014

Blue By You by Rachel Gibson

Title: Blue By You
Author: Rachel Gibson
My Rating: A-

Genre: Contemporary Romance 
Series: -
Main Characters: Blue and Kasper
Release Date: September 2013
Publisher: Avon Impulse 
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Sexual Intensity: hot

Story Overview:
Rachel Gibson, the New York Times bestselling author of Crazy On You and Rescue Me, once again shows that there's nothing quite like a man in uniform!

They say you never forget your first time, but there's nothing Blue Butler and Kasper Pennington would rather forget than their brief but fiery teenage love affair. Yeah, it was hot while it lasted, but then he went off to join the Marines, leaving Blue in New Orleans. She's tried to block him from her mind for good, but nothing can really erase the feeling she had when she was with him.

And now he's got the nerve to return—leaner, meaner, and strong enough to pull her into his arms and kiss her senseless. Blue's a successful businesswoman now, with no time to figure out what went wrong all those years ago. But Kasper knows she's the one woman for him … and now he's got to prove it to her all over again.

My Review:
I really loved this story. It was sweet and really romantic. Blue and Kasper had basically a single night twenty-two years ago when he took her virginity and then stood her up the next day. She's never seen him since, but their families have a feud that goes back generations. As a result, his grandmother shows up on Blue's steps to make amends for past wrongs to her grandmother's grave. That brings the two back together and those same old sparks fly. 

This is a short story, but it didn't feel short on anything besides the time needed to commit to reading it. It was a really good book. I love that both the hero and heroine are in their mid-40's now and are old enough to really recognize and appreciate a good thing when they see it. And the chemistry between's a very good thing. 

I liked it. About a quarter of the book is flashbacks to their encounter 22 years ago and that provided the emotional attachment to that event...rather than just seeing it as a one-night stand where the guy "got some" and then left. It was so much more than that for both of them. 

This little sojourn into the deep south was definitely emotionally satisfying and an entertaining read. It was well-worth the time and money. I recommend it if you're looking for something a bit shorter, but still want a full story.

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