Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Virtual Blog Tour: "A Hero For Holly" by Kristy K. James Book Review

Welcome to the Virtual Blog Tour of "A Hero For Holly" by Kristy K. James presented by Lightning Book Promotions!  If you would like to follow the entire tour, check it out here.

A Hero For Holly by  Kristy K. James (clean romance) Digital format only
Single mom, Holly McGinty, has no life.  No personal life, that is.  After her husband left her pregnant, with a four-year old son, there was never much time for her.  Between raising two boys and saving her restaurant from bankruptcy, she’s been too busy taking care of everyone and everything to give much thought to her own needs.   In fact, the highlight of her week is swooning over her oldest son’s sexy scout leader.
Sam Jensen never believed in love at first sight…until the first time he saw Holly.  But even though he gets along great with kids, and is successful as both an architect and investor, figuring out relationships with women has never come easy to him.  Now it seems as though his luck has changed.  As long as one little tiny secret remains a secret.

My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Who is in the mood for a sweet, clean romance with no sex, profanity, and old-fashioned family values?  This is the book for you--without a doubt.  This book has absolutely adorable characters, and I believe that everyone will fall in love with Holly and Sam.  And her two boys are absolutely adorable.  As for her ex-husband, no spoilers.  You will have to read the book yourself if you want to find out about him!

As I read this, I found myself escaping to the world of sweet romance.  I have to say I seriously doubt that these kinds of stories are very realistic, but in this world full of sorrow, hate, and pessimism, this is a welcome relief.  Could someone as wonderful as Sam exist in real life?  I would say they are few and far between--he is the ideal.  I would have liked to know a little more about what happened with Holly's dad, but then, I suppose that makes the story a little more realistic.

I absolutely adore the values in this book.  I often read Christian fiction, and this is about as close to Christian fiction as you can get.  Family values, not being sexually active before marriage, and treating people with respect are just a few of the positive messages you will see in this book.  It is almost like taking a step back to s simpler time while still having all the modern conveniences we have today.  And the message that Holly learns in the book is something that everyone could stand to learn.  In the end, love covers a multitude of sins (and problems).

Some of you may wonder why I gave this 4 stars instead of 5.  Well, there are a couple of reasons.  First of all, I will admit that this book followed a typical romance format.  I will give Kristy James kudos because the story became extremely exciting in the last 25 or so pages.  I wish she would have introduced the excitement a little bit sooner.  I also felt that the story was just not realistic.  The only time realism seemed to enter the book was when the action picked up towards the end.

Now, I don't mean to major on the minors. Honestly, these minor issues did not keep me from enjoying the book.  I actually would have liked to give it a 4.5 rating, but there is not that option on the rating system.  I would highly recommend this book to any lover of good romances.  It is well-written and sugary sweet at times, but always romantic!

I was sent a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.  I was not financially compensated, and all opinions are 100 percent mine.

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About Kristy K. James

You may be wondering why the panda is next door. I chose her for a number of reasons. One, I feel like she looks on a fairly regular basis. And two, she kind of represents the zoo that is currently my home. I’m not going to tell you how many dogs and cats reside in this house, only that I’m a sucker for a, “Mom, please?”

I always hate ‘about me’ sections because I tend to think that I’m a fairly boring person. My imagination, however, is always working. Usually on overtime.

It was during the course of a ninth grade creative writing class that I was struck by the writing bug. I’d only signed up for it because I wanted to be an editor on the school newspaper, which I’d hoped might give me the opportunity to interview the good looking student teacher in my drama class. I actually did get to do the interview, only I was so nervous I could hardly open my mouth. As an adult I realize that he probably knew I had a crush on him…

Anyway, thanks to the encouragement of another student teacher, this one in the writing class, I’m sitting here today.

She instilled a love of creating stories that has given me great pleasure for most of my life. I’d always enjoyed reading, and still do, but there’s just something so amazing about penning my own stories. About breathing life into characters that wouldn’t exist but for me. And creating worlds where I control everything that happens? I love it. Usually. Sometimes it seems as though the characters take over if they don’t like where I’m going.

Yeah, it sounds weird. Ask any writer about it, though, and they’ll tell you it happens…with almost shocking regularity.

So anyway….

Now I want to share these awesome fictional people, and their stories, with you. And I hope you enjoy reading them as much as I enjoyed writing them.


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  1. Replies
    1. Hi, June! Thanks for stopping by Ruth's, and I hope you enjoy Holly and Sam's story. :)

  2. Hi, Ruth...I'm so sorry! The schedule I have from LBP website shows you down for today. Thanks so much for taking the time to read and review A Hero For Holly. I truly appreciate your kind words. :)


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