Uncovering Love #1
Published June 30th 2015
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Evelyn Harper lived the perfect life.
Until she was fired from her job.
After a ridiculous idea devised among friends comes to existence, Evelyn finds herself part owner in a private investigation firm specializing in matters of the heart. Throughout wild antics with her best friends Jonathan and Kate, Evelyn conducts relationship background checks for a wide variety of clients.
Soon it becomes clear that one case has moved beyond professional and Evelyn finds herself fighting an attraction she cannot resist.
Will Evelyn admit her feelings when she uncovers love in the most unexpected of places?
About the Author
Kacey Shea is a mom of three, wife, and part-time bookkeeper who resides in sunny Arizona. She enjoys reading and writing romance novels as much as her son loves unicorns, which is a lot.
When she's not writing you will find her playing taxi cab to her children while belting out her favorite tunes, meeting friends or family for food and to share some laughs, or sweating it out in the gym. Kacey finds that picking up heavy weights repeatedly is good for her mental health as much as it is for the physical.
She has an unhealthy obsession with firefighters. It could be the pants. It could be the fire. It's just hot. On occasion she has been known to include them, without their knowledge, in her selfies outside the grocery store.
Kacey one day aspires to be a woman hand model in a sexy photo shoot. You know, the woman's hand raking across the muscular back or six pack stomach of the male fitness model. Yep, that hand.
Until that day comes she will continue writing sexy, flirty romance novels in hopes to bring others joy!
Shea was kind enough to contact and offer me a copy of this novel in exchange for my honest review. Uncovering Love is her self-published debut novel. I tell you what, I absolutely love the cover! The colours also match my blog which is pretty cool. I think well all just need to take a moment of silence to truly appreciate the sexiness of the cover.... *bows head*
Right. Now, let's get down to business.
Though I found the story entertaining, I found that it couldn't completely immerse me in the story. Uncovering Love has a good plot, but I feel the writing style needs a little work. The dialog is a little clunky and doesn't feel natural at times, but most of what come out of the character's mouths is quite amusing. The overall writing style is rather formal which made it more apparent that I was reading a story, rather than feeling like I was living the story with the characters, which is a bit of a shame.
On the flip side, I absolutely love the characters in this novel! Kate is a delightful riot of fun and craziness. Tate and Jon fulfill the books dedicated man candy quota very well, though Tate seems just that little too perfect to be a real person - but what the Hell? This is fiction, after all. Then there is Evelyn. I found myself relating more strongly to her than the other characters with her dislike for lying and rather cynical attitude towards men. I like the way that the character development progressed, and I am looking forward to seeing where Shea takes the story next, in Jon and Kate's novel Uncovering Desire.
Overall, Uncovering Love is a relatively short and entertaining story that is a decent start to Shea's career as an author. Being a sweet and fluffy kind of read, I'd recommend it people who don't take books too seriously and don't mind a little 'cheese' factor.
3 out of 5