Samhain Publishing, Ltd.
Electronic ISBN(s): 1-59998-887-9
I’m a small town girl at heart and love living in a town where everyone knows your name. But there were times when I dreamed of the big city with its bright lights and flashy cars. When I came across Barbara Meyers’ A Month From Miami and saw it featured a small-town girl like me, I had to give it a go.
Kay Lee Walsh has a problem. She’s nowhere near her destination of Miami and her car won’t start. With no money in her pocket and no friends close by, Kay Lee has no choice but to take her mechanic up on his offer of a temporary job to pay her repair bill. Her move to the big city and her new life has to wait.
Not that it’s hard working for the incredible looking Rick Braddock. No, the hard part is remembering that she’s on her way to Miami for a bigger and better life. Charmed by Rick’s young daughter and the pleasant town they live in, Kay Lee is enjoying her temporary babysitting position just a little too much.
How can she ever keep from falling for Rick? Guys like him don’t come along all that often. But there’d be guys like him in Miami, right?
Rick Braddock had been married to a girl just like Kay Lee. Well, okay, not just like her. His ex didn’t chew gum, know how to make curtains or look that darn good in a pair of cut-offs.
Kay Lee came to him with a crippled car and brought a whirlwind of brightness and pleasure with her. How could one person come in and change his life that fast? Doesn’t matter though, because she’s got her heart set on that job in Miami.
For just a few weeks he figures he just has to keep away from this little minx and she’ll be on her way to the big city. No way is he going to get involved with someone only to have her walk out on him like his ex did, no matter how incredible she is. Shouldn’t be too hard to do, should it?
Barbara Meyers gives us a cute little romance in A Month From Miami. There is nothing drop-dead amazing about the story, but the characters are well written and believable.
I found Kay Lee, who becomes Kaylee early on in the book, to be a delightful character full of spirit and joy. I liked her so much I would love to read more about her in future stories. Rick, on the other hand, comes across slightly closed and untouchable, but becomes more and more human as the story progresses.
There is a minor secondary story in A Month From Miami which deals with Kay Lee’s former boyfriend and a bag of stolen jewels, but to be honest I think Ms. Meyers would have done better to drop that part of the story all together. It isn’t in the least interesting because of its predictability and it detracts from the romance between Kay Lee and Rick.
If you’re looking for a very light romantic beach read with a spunky main character then I’d definitely pick up A Month From Miami. If you’re looking for a breathtakingly fascinating suspense novel… well, this isn’t it.
Reviewed By Sabine Maurier
© September 2008