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Room...But Not Bored!
Dawn Atkins
Harlequin Temptation #945
ISBN: 0373691459
October 2003
Category Romance

It’s been a rough day for Ariel Adams. She’s on her way to a beach house that she’s purchased and all the while she’s thinking that life wasn’t supposed to be like this. She was supposed to have started a business with her friend Trudy. She was supposed to be living in a better place, not at a small beach house, that was stuck smack dab in the middle of –horror of all horrors—the beach! She wasn’t supposed to be on her own! But maybe she wished for that a last thing little too quickly, because as soon as Ariel goes to unlock up the door to the beach house, sexy Jake Renner opens the door—and chaos ensues.

Jake Renner isn’t about to let his new “landlord” throw him out. It isn’t his fault that the old owner of the beach house, who hired Jake to fix up the place, didn’t tell the new owner anything about it—or about Jake’s living quarters, which just happen to connect to Ariel’s, by a blanket strung like a wall between them. Jake needs the job to help his sister, and he needs the place to stay to save more money so he isn’t about to leave. So Jake is determined to get along with his new landlord. Can two people who come from two completely different backgrounds, and live completely different lives, really come together to love where they least expect to find it?

There is always one thing you can say about Dawn Atkins—she is NEVER predictable! I love reading her books because you never feel like you are reading the same story twice. Her characters are all so different and interesting. I loved Ariel. She reminds me so much of myself it’s scary. I’m a list maker and I can’t do anything without making a plan and I refuse to do anything spur of the moment. Sometimes you have to wonder what you might miss out on when you aren’t willing to take those risks, which is what Jake was able to show her. And Jake was equally adorable. What I really loved about Jake was the way he matured throughout the book, especially where his parents were concerned. I think a lot of us are guilty of putting our parents in a certain category and we forget that as we learn and grow older, we all change. It was nice to see that aspect explored in the story.

I f you are looking for a wonderfully romantic story, full of sensual tension, sparkling characters, and a truly engaging storyline that will keep you entertained from the first page to the last, I most definitely recommend ROOM…BUT NOT BORED!. You can’t go wrong when you pick up any romance written by Dawn Atkins!

Carla Hosom, August 2003

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