Warrant for Love

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Today I am taking part in the Romantic Heroes Blog Tour. The Blog Tour is celebrating the books of the wonderful Sheryl Browne. This is the second of Sheryl’s books that I have read, the first being Learning to Love.

Warrant to Love


What it’s about

Love, blackmail, lies, adultery, entrapment.
Three couples in a twisting story that resolves perfectly.

Life for Paul sounds like your typical country song. He comes from a broken home, his wife is divorcing him, he’s got no place to live, he’s losing custody of his son, and his sergeant, who’s sleeping with his wife, is a loud-mouthed braggart who won’t let up on him – not even at work.

Leanne’s caught her (now) ex cheating on her again, but before she can give him the what-for, she’s wrongfully arrested for soliciting – by Paul and his partner. One thing leads to another and things could be looking up for Paul, except for Leanne’s friends – quarrelling mom Nicky and financial goddess Jade – have it out for her ex.

Leanne wants closure, Paul wants a home, and Nicky and Jade want revenge. Blackmail, lies, adultery, entrapment. Will it all work out in the end or will Paul uphold the law? It sounds like he needs a Warrant for Love.
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What I thought

What a delightful offering from Sheryl Browne. Right from the start it was just one of those books that you get swallowed up in and suddenly that ‘just one more chapter’ turns into half a book. That half a book means there is no dinner when hubby comes home from work. Sheryl rights the every day hero so well. He isn’t Superman, Adonis and he doesn’t have any crazy fetishes or be blindingly good looking. He is your regular man on the street. I like this, it makes the book so very true to life. Paul could be any police officer down at your local station. OK he is battling some issues but again they are real life issues. They way Sheryl has him work though these issues is her gift. We get to see the more vulnerable side of our hero and sure if anything that only endears him more to us – right?

Leanne is your regular woman as well. Full time job, struggling to make ends meet – especially as the asshole she was dating has fleeced her out of a significant amount of money. She has a teenaged son and is worried about how she is going to come up with his university fees. Again these are you everyday problems. However leanne meets Paul, in very unusual circumstances and she asks him to be her lodger. Yeah yeah I know what you are thinking and yes you are right. But the interesting part of this scenario is their journey! It really is compelling.

We also get to meet Leanne’s sister Nicky and her husband Steve who are struggling through their own issues and with two teenagers and a toddler it is hard for them to find the time to sort things out. We also meet best friend Jade, complete Commitmentphobe. She doesn’t want a man in her life, however Saun wants to be in her life so we see how they come to an understanding.

Sheryl just has this way about writing that makes turning the pages of her books so effortless. They are always well written, void of any fluff or unnecessary dramatics. Really they truly are a joy to read.

About Sheryl

Sheryl Browne

Sheryl Browne grew up in Birmingham, UK, where she studied Art & Design. She wears many hats: a partner in her own business, a mother, and a foster parent to disabled dogs. Creative in spirit, Sheryl has always had a passion for writing. She has previously been published in the US and writes Rom Com because, as she puts it, “life is just too short to be miserable.” Sheryl is a member of the Romantic Novelists’ Association. For more information, connect with Sheryl Browne on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/SherylBrowne.Author) or Twitter (https://twitter.com/SherylBrowne) or visit her blog page at http://www.sherylbrowne.com/.

“En Garde! Safkhet Publishing and Sheryl Browne are going on tour and bringing you the entire Sheryl Browne romance collection! Follow the adventures of your Romantic Heroes and get your chance to win signed copies of all Sheryl’s books—Recipes for Disaster, Somebody to Love, Warrant for Love, A Little Bit of Madness, and Learning to Love.” The tour runs from 16th September until 27th September (excluding weekends) and promises to be a lot of fun!
As part of this tour Safkhet publishing is having a fantastic short story competition! The prizes are – Finalists will have their story published in an e-anthology and the winner will be offered a publishing contract. For full details go to http://safkhetpublishing.wordpress.com/ where full terms and conditions can be found.
And there’s more! There will be reviews, author interviews and guest posts. Plus, if you’ve ever read any of Sheryl’s books in the past, then you are invited to post the link to your review to be in with a chance of winning a prize!
Now for the small print: This competition is not run in conjunction with Facebook and Facebook is not responsible for any competitions held on this page or for providing prizes.

Learning to Love

Learning to love

Widower, Dr David Adams, has recently moved to the village – where no one knows him, ergo there’s no fuel for neighbourhood gossip – to start afresh with is ten year old son, if only he can get to a place where his son wants to speak to him. Angry and withdrawn, Jake blames his dad for the death of his mother, and David doesn’t know how to reach him.

Andrea Kelly has too many balls in the air. With three children and a “nuts” mother to care for, her fiancé can’t fathom why she wants to throw something else into the mix and change her career. Surely she already has too much on her plate? Because her plates are skew-whiff and her balls are dropping off all over the place, Andrea points out. She needs to make changes. Still her fiancé, who has a hidden agenda, is dead-set against it.

When Andrea’s house burns mysteriously to the ground and Andrea and her entourage are forced to move in with the enigmatic Dr Adams, however, the village drums soon start beating, fuel aplenty when it turns out someone does know him – the woman carrying his baby.(

Truth, lies, deception, love, hate, anger and joy – they are all there in Sheryl Browne‘s Learning to Love. In fact I am not sure there is an emotion that isn’t covered.

A little boy has lost him mum and his relationship with his father is at an all time low. He blames his dad for bailing out when his mum was sick – who could blame him. David – the dad, couldn’t come to terms with the decision his ill wife had made and life being the bitch that she is – meant he didn’t have time to rectify the mistakes he had made. Now he had to live with the consequences.

Across the road we have Andrea who is fighting to find a little bit of herself after years of raising her children and now caring for her mother who is going senile. Or is she? Her partner and soon to be fiancé is doing his damnedest to have her mother sent to a nursing home, a plan that Andrea is vehemently against. Just why is he so eager?

Sophie and Ryan are your typical teenagers, at each others throats and winding each other up with almost every word that comes out of their mouths. Chloe is the baby of the family, loved by everyone bringing joy to each character in the story. Dee the ‘senile’ mother is maybe not just as dotty as she appears and really brings about some comic relief.

Finally we have Sally. After splitting up with her husband cos he can’t keep it in his pants she is feeling lonely. Hasn’t she heard the mistress’ curse – how you win him is how you will lose him? She has her eyes set on Dr David Adams and she will do whatever it takes to get him.

So many parts of this story I could relate to. Grief is a terrible thing and it can make people act out and behave in ways that are extremely unlike their character. As can fear. The things people will do out of fear and desperation can shock us to our cores. Reading this story will remind us that we never really do know what is going on behind closed doors. While you are on the outside looking in everything looks happy and problem free. Hell the people on the inside might not even see what is going on. Never mind reading fiction – we only have to watch the news to see that.

It didn’t take me long to read Learning to Love, Sheryl Browne has written it so wonderfully that it proved very hard to put down. I was in the car on a four hour journey when my reader died. I almost cried. I am sure I was sitting there, bottom lip stuck out like a pouting teenager sulking. Lightbulb moment!!! I had my laptop with me and I had the book downloaded on to it. So there I was sitting with the laptop reading with my reader hanging out of it charging. Where there is a will there is a way!

I suppose I read the book over the course of Saturday and a small bit on Sunday morning, I had gone home for the weekend and hadn’t seen my family since last December. To say they were giving out to me for having my head stuck in a book the whole time was an understatement. The book is just that good. You know when you say, “I’ll just finish this chapter” cos that feels like a stopping point, you can’t stop reading mid chapter. Then you start into the next one without even thinking about it. That was me with Learning to Love. I was lost in the story. Sheryl Browne brought together all these individuals and tied them nicely together. It was fluid – nothing felt forced or that there were bits being left out. It was completely natural. Also things were over romanticised or exaggerated, this was a story about real life with real life thoughts and feelings.

The only thing that disappointed me about Learning to Love was that there was no epilogue. Call me pernickity but I feel like I have to have an epilogue or the story doesn’t feel complete. So maybe? Just maybe…

Twitter to the rescue. I asked Sheryl on twitter “Is that the end of their story” to which she replied “It’s only the beginning” which resulted in a “whoop whoop” reply from me! So Sheryl I will forgive the epilogue just this once in trade of another book!!

I highly recommend this book folks, just remember all may not be what it seems!

To find out more about Sheryl click HERE