Even though I thoroughly enjoy a good romance, I’m always delighted and a little thrilled when I come across a really well-written romance novel. I’m not saying the genre lacks quality writers – more that a lot of folks (including myself at times!) consider this genre one of the easiest to write. And so often as I’ve cracked the spine on a new one, the stories are lackluster and often hokey. In boredom or even disgust, I have often closed the book within a chapter and set it aside for good.
A Brush With Love is one of those romance novels that restores my faith in the genre. Not only is the craft of writing well-executed on these charming pages, but the author digs deeply into a lot of challenging emotional moments and beautifully explores a main character who deals regularly with anxiety – deep anxiety.
Even better than all that is the characters. They’re quirky, down-to-earth, and mostly realistic (I mean, what Adonis is fully realistic? They always seem just a little “too good to be true.”). I immediately liked the main characters, despite having zero interest in the story’s setting at a dental school.
The imagery, emotions, settings, and romance all felt real, honest, appealing – even in moments of intensity and awkwardness. Perhaps, those moments are part of what makes this book so good.
If you enjoy a good, grown-up read (it does get a bit steamy throughout) with warm, appealing characters who can speak the truth of love, life, and pain as you indulge in some heart-tingling romance, you’ll enjoy this well-crafted, entertaining book by the talented Mazey Eddings.
Looking for more fun reads? Check out other reviews:
- And Jilly Came Tumbling After
- The Bond
- Iphigenia Murphy
- The Sam Applewhite Trilogy: Sealfinger, Doggerland, & Sandraker
- Mimi Lee Cracks the Code
- The Night Library at Sternendach
- Elegy for the Undead
Editor-in-Chief of The MockingOwl Roost, Rita Mock-Pike is the granddaughter of aviatrix, Jerrie Mock, first woman to pilot an airplane solo around the world. Rita has found inspiration from her grandmother’s life and flight and pursued many of her own dreams in theatre, podcasting, novel writing, and cooking up delicious food from around the world. She now writes on food, travel, pets, faith, and the arts. She’s happily married to Matt, and faithfully serves the very fluffy kitten queen, Lady Stardust.