Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Review: 3 Novellas by Marisa Dobson

Today, I have 3 novellas by Marisa Dobson.  They have been recently reissued as ebooks. If you haven't had a chance to read them check them out!

When Danielle Bradworth inherits a house from an Aunt she barely knew, her life is changed forever. Family secrets and a threatening potential buyer for a house she doesn’t want to sell could equal disaster for Danielle.

A handy man living in the groundkeeper’s cottage could do more than restore the house to its former glory. He could also restore her heart … but will she let him?

Restoring Love (Sunshine Press, August 2012) is a very sweet story about new beginnings.  Danielle inherits her aunt's house and decides to move in and make a start fresh.  The bonus is the handsome man living in the guest cottage on the grounds.  Mason is a breath of fresh air and there is an instant attraction between the two.  I liked them together. 

My only complaint about this story is that I wish it had been longer. I felt like it was a little rushed. But then, I usually feel this way about novellas. I wanted to know more about Danielle and her family secrets.  I also wanted to get to know Mason a little better. The tension between Danielle and James added a nice thriller element to the story.

Fate always knows when you’re ready for love.
The past is catching up with Aspyn Layton. The father she never knew passed away and she is left to deal with his estate. An unexpected snowstorm has her stranded at the one place she didn’t want to be—her father’s house—with a naked man.
Snowy Fate ( Ruby Lion Press, 2011) is a paranormal romance. .  Aspyn's father left when she was a little girl and now she has inherited his estate.  To top that off, she gets stuck in a snow storm and a naked man shows up.  The attraction between Aspyn and Damon is heated and very strong.  Damon knows that Aspyn is his mate, he just needs to convince her.  Through her father's journal, she learns the truth about herself.  The problem is that the truth is hard to swallow.
I thought this one was just perfect in length.  There was enough background that I felt I knew the characters well and their attraction was believable.  Fate has a way of making a HEA very real.  I definitely recommend this one!
Meg Harper is tired of living in a box created by her overprotective brothers because of her ability to see guardian angels...

Jay Wilder a lion shifter so wrapped up in the guilt of not being able to save his friend that he might lose everything...

Can Meg and Jay save each other or are they destined to live half a life?
Learning to Live (Ruby Lion Press, 2012) was an interesting novella.  Meg can see guardian angels.  However, they are everywhere and are driving her crazy,.  She comes to a resort to try to get some peace and quiet.  There she meets Jay who happens to be a shifter.  There is more than meets the eye with him, however.  He has a secret that he is reluctant to share with Meg.  Initially, I thought their story was a bit rushed, but after their back story is explained, I could see how they were fated to be together.  Thankfully, Meg is able to see beyond the past and realize her family is full of Neanderthal brutes.  Honestly, I'm not sure how Meg lived with her overbearing family for so long.  I was happy with her decision in the end.   
If you are looking for some quick and enjoyable reads, try these three by Ms. Dobson.  I look forward to seeking out her other works.

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