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  • Caitlyn Lynch

Book Review: A Good Year by Tara Fox Hall

One of the things I liked best about this book is the mature-aged heroine. In so much romance, and particularly paranormal romance, the female protagonist is in her late teens or twenties. Debbie, the heroine of A Good Year, turns forty-one during the book, and since that happens to be exactly how old I am too I found myself really identifying with her. Ageism is still alive and well in the world of romance novels and this made a really nice change.

There's an amoral charm to Debbie that had me really rooting for her, despite her making some fairly awful decisions during the course of the story. It takes talent on the part of an author to get me rooting for someone who's decidedly not a 'good person'. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and I would recommend to anyone who likes something a little different in the way of paranormal romance and would enjoy a more mature heroine.

The only issue I have with it is that it is being marketed as Erotica, and in that category it falls a bit short of the mark. There are a couple of love scenes that are not particularly long or explicit. I'd be marketing the book simply as paranormal romance. That certainly didn't diminish my enjoyment of the story, though. Five stars.

Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book for review through ReadingAlley.

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