Castaway Dreams by Darlene Marshall
You know when you're looking for the perfect book to read? Sort of like Goldilocks?
Not too hard, not too soft.....just.....right?
Well, I needed a read that was light, funny, sweet, romantic....not too angsty and intense, not too much graphic, gratuitous sex, but with the perfect amount of emotional satisfaction.
I would have been satisfied with a "B" book. I wasn't asking for much.
But instead, I got a big, whopping A+!!!!!!!
Castaway Dreams is ridiculously adorable and pretty damned close to flawless, in my opinion. It has an excellent storyline, fabulous characters, spot-on humor, plenty of delicious (and tastefully done) sex scenes, lots of wonderful emotional bonding, fun banter and dialogue.
Just read the first paragraph from yesterday's post, and you'll get a nice glimpse into Marshall's latest book. It is beautifully written, and has two fabulous main characters....a grumpy ship's doctor and a bubble-headed beauty who longs to be useful. Oh dear Lordy! This is the way I LOVE my romance novels. With ROMANCE! And nothing is rushed. Their love story is just perfect and believable, and the humor is fantastic. The last book I read by Marshall was different....also good, but not as light-hearted and funny. I like this twist on her voice better. And I sure hope she writes some more like this one. This book made me swoony!
(I also looked up the word trephining in the dictionary. I learned a new word! Just like Daphne!)
Swoon Meter: A
This book is a delicious gem.
Hoping to find my own grumpy doctor (hey! I have my own grumpy doctor! Excellent!),