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.
Warrant for Love – Amazon.co.uk Amazon.com
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.
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.