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5 stars for Adoring Stacey by Elsa Winckler #romance #smalltownromance #bookreview

Title: Adoring Stacey

Author: Elsa Winckler

Genre: Contemporary Romance


Book Blurb:


Can he convince her that what’s between them is much more than just biology?


Stacey Lawrence is happily single even though the folks in Alisson, Montana seemed bent on getting her the last thing she wanted: a husband. And babies? The mere thought has her shuddering, and that is not because of the cold Montana winters. If she can now only stay away from the very sexy ex-FBI agent turned self-defense instructor, Jason Coleman until her dopamine and norepinephrine levels have settled, she’ll be able to continue her happy single life as the computer whizz in town. But when Eleanor Johnson needs Stacey’s help with the upcoming bachelor auction, avoiding Jason becomes a problem. Turns out, he’s going to be one of the bachelors.


Since the moment his eyes met Stacey Lawrence’s gorgeous blue ones in one of his self-defense classes, Jason knows she’s trouble. He likes women but he’s not interested in anything more permanent than a few dates. Avoiding her isn’t initially a problem. Turns out, the lady is also trying to avoid him. But when he’s roped in to take part in the ridiculous bachelor’s auction, he ends up spending more time with the elusive Stacey until he forgets why he wanted to avoid her in the first place.


Too old to play games, Jason suggests they spend time together but Stacey seems convinced that their attraction is just biology. Is she right or are his feelings for the redhead much more than a mere chemical reaction?


My Review:


Avoiding Jason turns to romance but Stacey is convinced it is only chemistry. Is she willing to throw away a chance at real love? Adoring Stacey is a hilarious rom com romp from start to finish. The ways these two jump to in order to avoid each other had me laughing so hard, my sides ached. The dialogue is comedic and full of romantic tension. The characters are realistic and full of antics. The romance is worth its weight in gold and is why Adoring Stacey is unputdownable.


Let’s dive into this romance, shall we? The romance is written without any flaws. There’s plenty of romantic tension. The flirty dialogue propels the plot as does the undeniable attraction. Elsa Winckler fuels the romance with emotion, so the reader is dead center in the heart of it all.


The plot is driven by these two characters, Stacey and Jason, and they fly off the page. I loved Stacey. She’s independent and super fun to read. She avoids entanglements and matchmakers but somehow can’t get Jason out of her system. Her character is written with humor, emotion, and realism. I’ve known a lot of women like her, so her reactions and feelings are realistic. I connected with her on so many levels. I also adored Jason. What a fun hero! He’s also steeped in reality. The chemistry between he and Stacey is off the charts. The rest of the characters are well written with plenty of personality.


If you’re looking for a fun, flirty romance, trust me, you’ll love Adoring Stacey. I sure did!


My Rating: 5 stars


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Author Biography:


Elsa has been reading love stories for as long as she can remember and when she ‘met’ the classic authors like Jane Austen, Elizabeth Gaskell, Henry James, the Brontë sisters, etc. during her Honors studies, she was hooked for life.


Although her three grown-up children rarely acknowledge the fact they have a romance-writing mom, her husband fortunately, is very proud of her, reads every word and is happy to make sure she gets the kissing scenes just right.


She likes the heroines in her stories to be beautiful, feisty, independent and headstrong. And the heroes must be strong but possess a generous amount of sensitivity. They are of course, also gorgeous. Her stories typically incorporate the family background of the characters to better understand where they come from and who they are when we meet them in the story.


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Twitter: @elsawinckler


Reviewed by: Nancy

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