Publisher: Mills and Boon, December 2011
Source: Gift from the author after an on line conversation
First Sentence: 'If Abby Taylor had known how the day was going to end she night not have got out of bed that day'
Cover Quote: 'Captivating medical drama with heart'
My Opinion: Pocket size and more of a novella.
Last November I left the following comment on the Romantic Novelists Association Blog
'I was surprised to see so many Mills and Boon titles on this list. As an ex librarian I am afraid they still have a stigma for me and I would not be seen reading one. Although I guess they are maybe different these days.'
Unfortunately although I did not mean to I obviously upset a few people who felt my tone was implying that there was something wrong with Mills and Boon publications.I of course apologised and I would like to reiterate here that this was certainly not the case, just a matter of personal taste. I have great admiration for all authors and hate offending them. The problem is that honesty on line can set you up for a fall sometimes. I was of course talking of Mills and Boon of thirty plus years ago, when yes light romance was an extremely popular genre and yes it is still a very popular one today. Yes I am sure Mills and Boon is very different nowadays.
Anyway Mills and Boon author Scarlet Wilson was kind (brave) enough to give me the opportunity to read my first Mills and Boon for over thirty years by offering to send me one of her recently published titles.
The Boy Who Made Them Love Again is all about the love of our heroines life, the one that broke her heart and got away. Abby Taylor has recovered from a broken heart and moved on with her life, until suddenly one day Luke Storm walks right back into her life. In extraordinary circumstances they find themselves both working for the White House Medical Team. It is not easy for them as it is five years since they last saw each other, in very different circumstances. It seems they may still be attracted to each other but can they really rekindle what they had between them and do they really want to?
It was Luke that ended the relationship and he thought he was doing the right thing because he knew he would never be able to give Abby the family she wanted. Imagine his shock when he meets her again to realise that not only does he still have feelings for her but she has a son. If he wants Abby back in his life he needs to build a relationship with not one but two people.
There is obviously a market for these publications, pocket sized novels with mini prices, ( I do not of course know if all the titles they publish are in this format). I think that Scarlett has written a perfect story for that niche of the market. If you are a fan of light romance I would certainly recommend that you read Scarlett Wilson's novels.
Scarlett Wilson lives on the west Coast of Scotland with her fiancé and their two sons. As she trained as a nurse and health visitor and currently works in public health her background is perfect to write medical romances.
Her first title It Started With a Pregnancy was published in Sept 2011 and the second reviewed here just a few months later in the December. Her third title West Wing to Maternity Wing is due to be released in May 2012
Information and photos other than my own are with thanks to the following websites.
Scarlet Wilson - Blog, and Scarlet Wilson - Official Website, where you can read extracts from her novels and learn more about the author.