Sunday, December 29, 2013

Coloring Outside the Lines by @DianaCastilleja #REVIEW @dreamspinners

Spend the afternoon Coloring Outside the Lines!

Coloring Outside the Lines, Diana DeRicci, Dreamspinner Press
Different Paths to Love #2
Photographer Ralph Haraldsson’s birthday celebration starts to turn disastrous when he runs into his ex, and it seems to be headed downhill from there. Julian Franzese, an off-duty cop with a hotter-than-sin body, gets co-opted to take Ralph home when the friends he came with run into problems. Even though they’ve never met before, Julian defends Ralph’s wounded pride from his ex and his body from a creepy patron. The relationship starts out cool, but Ralph soon warms up to the persistent Texan, and as they get to know each other, the temperature continues to rise. But Ralph has a couple of secrets: an old injury that could make a difference, and the room he keeps locked up behind his studio—a room where only those who play by the rules can enter. What might Julian think if Ralph shows him all his hidden colors?

This is a sweet addition to the Different Paths series. It has everything you need in a romance, humor, attraction,and love. I liked that Julian wanted Ralph as soon as he saw him but Ralph made him work for it. And who doesn't love a knight in shining armor? While there isn't a lot of conflict in this story it did deal with some very real and frightening things. I loved the way that Julian just "got" Ralph.

There are several different ways the author could take this series next, but I for one hope we get to see Shrek again.

If you like your quickies angst light and love heavy then be sure to pick up Coloring Outside the Lines.

Dreamspinner Press

RATING: 4 Chocolate-Dipped Strawberries.  This book was given to us by Dreamspinner Press. Many thanks.

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