What a Girl Wants…..Selena Robins……….5 Stars
This novel was sent me by The Romance Man and the author, for an honest review.
This novel is classified as Contemporary Romance. In my opinion, this is so much more than that. It has romance yes, and a very good one. It also has laughter, tears, mystery, and difficult family issues. The first few chapters are laugh out loud funny. At one point Alex explains that Maddie is “Like Lucille Ball on Red Bull”.
Maddie Saunders is a travel journalist who specializes in adventure travel. Biking, hiking, and zip lining are some examples. Her close friend is Alex Donavan. He is an investigative journalist, hopping from one dangerous hot spot in the world to another. Alex and Maddie have been friends for six years, and now against her better judgment, she is going to try and convince him to join her in a casual affair. They are both being sent on an assignment to Hawaii, so Maddie decides it is the perfect place for a seduction. She is also on a continuing quest to find her biological father. Her mother refuses to tell her. One of several reasons their relationship is strained.
The story goes on with our couple in Hawaii. While she works her seductive powers on Alex, other things are happening around them. There are twists and turns in this story, that definitely make it a intriguing. Ms. Robins also focuses on the plight of numerous children and adults, trying desperately to find an unknown father or mother for medical issues, and also just the mental anguish of wanting to know their family roots.There were a couple chapters near the end which would have worked as a logical conclusion. Ms. Robins chose to let the novel draw to a different, and more satisfying conclusion. I would recommend this novel, first of all to anyone who loves chocolate. Maddie is a chocoholic, and there are several references throughout the book. This story pulled at my heart, my mind, and my funny bone. I laughed and cried my way through it. It goes back on my shelf, to be read again. Thanks you Ms. Robins for the pleasure of reading this wonderful novel.