Thursday, December 24, 2015

Just Destiny

Just Destiny
by Theresa Rizzo

Genre: Romance

Synopsis:  What would you do if your whole world fell apart?

Jenny Harrison made some poor choices in the past, but marrying Gabe was the best thing she'd ever done.  They had the perfect marriage, until a tragic accident leaves Gabe brain dead and her world in ruins.

Devastated by by grief, she decides to preserve the best of their love by conceiving a child, but Gabe's family is adamantly opposed, even willing to chance exposing long-held family secrets to stop her.  Caught in a web of twisted motives and contentious legal issues, Jenny turns to best friend and attorney, Steve Grant.  Steve wants to help Jenny, but he has reservations and secrets of his own.

When something so private and simple turns public and complicated, will Jenny relent?  What is Steve willing to sacrifice to help Jenny?
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Review: It was hard to put this book into one genre. This book started out as a lighter romance novel but then got into a much more serious book about ethics but still continued the romance throughout.  It could be considered women's fiction as well but there was a romance undertone through the whole book.  I think I would have liked the book better if the romance throughout would have been taken out.  The book had enough other story line to keep it going if it was expanded a bit more.  I thought some of the characters lacked depth such as Gabe's ex-wife and Gabe's uncle.  The supporting characters supported Jenny without question and I think that was unrealistic.  I know this may sound strange seeing as how there was a court battle about whether Jenny should be allowed to have her deceased husband's baby but there wasn't enough conflict among characters.  Everything was a bit too nice.  I had previously read a later book by Rizzo and I can tell her writing has evolved quite a bit since this book.  I liked her later book a lot more and I look forward to reading what she has coming up next.

Rating: 3 stars

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