Practice Makes Perfect: A Southern Comfort Novella by Sarah Title
Warm and cozy, like a hug, Sarah Title returns with a novella installment in her Southern Comfort series. Please read on for my review and excerpt from this lovely contemporary romance title.
Practice Makes Perfect
When a novella leaves you satisfied and smiling, even as you wish there was more to the story, you’ve found a story from Sarah Title. This warm and clever story is full of charm with a touch of the warmth of the south, and is sure to leave readers smiling.
Helen Lee has only ever wanted to live with and in books, and her position as a librarian allows her that. But with a secret desire to write her own romance novel, she’s hit a stumbling block. The publishers wants more spice in her sex scenes, and the relationship-less Helen isn’t sure where to turn.
Henry Beckham is a history professor, and Helen’s best friend. He’s determined that a grand house in the center of town used to be operating as a brothel, and he’s sure that this discovery will not only make his career but save the house from demolition.
Only Henry is privy to Helen’s secret, and he’s stepping up to help. Acting out scenes with GI Joe and Barbie is laugh-out-loud funny, to ‘in person’ demonstrations quickly move these friends into lovers, with both actually denying the chemistry and attraction until it jumps up and demands notice. With the ongoing story of Henry’s research into the house’s origins and history as well as the development of the relationship between the two, there is plenty going on….
A wonderful novella peek into the lives in this small town, and the taste of a relationship between Henry and Helen is wonderful and supportive. Adding a bit of interest into the story are Helen’s elderly Basset Hounds, always popping in for a moment of lightness. A wonderful afternoon read, sure to have you looking for more from Sarah Title.
Title: Practice Makes Perfect
Author: Sarah Title
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Southern
Published by: Lyrical Shine
Published on: 30 August, 2016
Source: Publisher via NetGalley
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About the Book:
Sometimes the best surprises come wrapped in a bow-tie…
Helen Lee has a top-secret dream: to publish a romance novel. There’s just one problem, and her most recent rejection letter doesn’t mince words: Helen can’t write a love scene to save her life. As Head of Reference at Willow Springs, Kentucky’s Pembroke College, Helen is hoping her library research skills will do the trick. But she may have to resort to a far more “hands-on” course of study. Luckily, there’s someone who’s more than happy to instruct her…
History professor Henry Beckham has noticed that his friend, Helen, is behaving strangely. Known for her laser sharp focus—not to mention her snorting laugh—she’s been oddly distracted. He misses that laugh. But it all makes sense when he catches Helen researching erotic writing and discovers her ambition. She seems to think her only option is to die of embarrassment or give up and surrender to spinsterhood in the company of her three cats and two basset hounds. Good thing Henry has a much more real-life approach in mind. And his tutorial just might teach them both a thing or two…
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A copy of this title was provided via Publisher via NetGalley for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.
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