Love For Beginners was my first experience with a Bliss book and reading Sally Clements. What I learned quickly was that this is a great story for those who need a quick read by the beach or in between meetings, laundry and running kids around!
Melody is a mechanic who has an outlook on dating that is quite contrary to what society seems to be portraying through all forms of media: a sexual relationship is an unimportant part of a lasting and meaningful relationship between a man and woman. She is simply seeking a man who is interested in good conversation, stability and companionship. What she soon finds in the “new guy” who is filling in as contract help in her shop is anything but.
Melody finds that Heath brings with him a magnetism that awakens her sensuality and makes her change her viewpoint on a sexless relationship. Melody gains confidence throughout the story while the characters spend time working together. They also spend time together at a cabin in the woods as Melody helps Heath find some interesting places to photograph as he is vying for a new job with National Geographic.
The character development was somewhat superficial, which for many readers may be a bonus when looking for something light and “feel good”. There is nothing randy or objectionable in this story since it is from the Bliss line, again perfect for those that like a light story without the graphic sexual experiences.
Overall this story may appeal to anyone provided their expectations are realistic about the depth of the storyline and are not expecting graphic experiences or language. I look forward to reading more books by Sally Clements and getting to know her writing style as it is a departure from what I normally read. Expanding horizons is a good thing!
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About the Book:
She needs a lesson in love, and he’s the perfect teacher.
Mechanic Melody Swan is looking for a man who can share her hopes and dreams, but she swore she would never lose herself to passion. When sexy Heath Starr agrees to temporarily sub in the Under the Hood garage for his sister, Mel sees the perfect opportunity to enjoy being with a man without becoming attached.
Heath came to Meadowsweet to photograph nature, not find a hookup, especially since his last relationship ended in disaster. He vowed he’d never break another woman’s heart, and in turn, protect his own. Still, when Mel offers to serve as his outdoor guide, he can’t refuse.
Mel may say she’s only looking for right now, but her body is speaking a whole different language. And Heath’s viewfinder is drawn to her time and again. When the two find themselves isolated in a rustic cabin, they could both break their promises if they aren’t careful…