Friday, September 13, 2013

When Adam Came To Town-Kate Kelly

When Adam Came To Town

Kate Kelly

Harlequin SuperRomance, Sep 3 2013, $5.75

ISBN: 9780373718757

Six months ago, famous artist Sylvie Carson’s father suffered a heart attack. The next day Sylvie picked up a paint brush, but the tingling magic that she felt when she worked was missing. Sylvie left Toronto to help her family in Collina at their cafĂ© while her Pop heals. However, her erratic behavior has the townsfolk betting on when she gives birth and when she leaves town; while her agent-boyfriend Oliver insists she returns to the city to paint. Her confidence shattered and suffering debilitation anxiety attacks, Sylvie doubts she is an artist anymore.

When Sylvie meets newcomer Adam Hunter, she is intrigued by him and finds her passion to paint tingle for the first time since the magic vanished. However, she also sees his haunted eyes are the windows to his troubled soul that he refuses to explain to her as Adam assumes his past makes him unworthy of his beloved. Sylvie also poorly hides her doubts and troubles about art and love from him.

Readers will appreciate this engaging Canadian contemporary as the two protagonists struggle with personal issues that seem to prevent them from forming a permanent relationship in spite of falling in love. The small-town support cast adds depth to a warm romance.

Harriet Klausner

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