Unabridged by Melinda De Ross
Due to its popularity the Romantic Comedy novel is the more harder to get right. It relies heavily on conversation, emotions and empathy for the characters. The tales need a degree of fantasy mixed with reality. Even more importantly it needs to flow from beginning to end and have a draw like a daytime soap.
The author manages to combine all the elements above into a common tale of lost love. There is the classic Cinderella type theme in the delightful character of Angelina who rises from a poor upbringing to be a successful journalist. Despite her achievements she has sadness in the depth of her heart for a lost love by name of Blade. Blade is the atypical Prince Charming that seems unreal in his warm nature. Leading to an unlikely set up that is put together by a consistent flow of storytelling.
The tempo is very important, along with the minor cliffhangers on every chapter that have that TV show appeal. The author appears very aware that a quick read that pulls on desires and fantasy is the key to success with the story. The support characters are equally sentimental in value and the introduction of a darker nature only strengthens the ending.
In conclusion for those seeking to be transported to a common tale of love, this is an adventure worth reading.