INTERTWINED: A CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE NOVEL by JENNIFER SLATTERY caught me off guard. Not the typically genre I read, the last thing I expected was to be captivated by so many aspect of this wonderful book.
Tammy Kuhn is a single mom, struggling to deal with the bitterness of a hurtful divorce. Her job is demanding of her time, making it difficult to find a good sitter for her kids. Believing in what she is doing for others, Tammy continues to seek childcare as she works on call.
Nick Zimmerman is a father of two. Two boys he is in constant battle to see. His ex-wife is doing her best to let Nick know what a horrible father he is, while Nick struggles to win custody. Just when Nick thinks things may get better, tragedy strikes – twice.
I don’t know where to begin. As a writer I found myself engrossed in everything MS SLATTERY wrote between the covers of INTERTWINED. The writing is superb. The story telling amazing. Her choice of words took my breath away. MS SLATTERY followed every writing rule there is to the T.
Two things about MS SLATTERY’S writing that stood out to me is her ability to evoke the natural feeling as though you were in each scene. She brought forth the details in a way that didn’t weigh down the story, instead enhanced it. Not being a detail person, that is saying a lot.
The other thing that struck me, is her ability to take you in the opposite direction you assumed the author would go. Several times I felt I KNEW what was going to happen next, just to have it go in another direction. Not just a couple of times, but many. Not only that, it was done in a subtle and natural way. It was not jarring nor did it feel as though it was forced.
Now that I think of it, I have to point out two more things. The way MS SLATTERY wove in faith so naturally, non-preachy, yet so powerful is astounding. I was blown away by her characters flaws. They were not over the top, yet real. Not once did you feel like, yeah, right.
Yes, I will be purchasing books by JENNIFER SLATTERY in the future.
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