Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Tempted by Trouble - Liz Fielding

How can a person fall in love with an object?  A pink van called "Rosie"?  Well I didbecause it brought Elle Amery and her family together and also put the magnificent
Sean McElroy into their lives.  Because of Rosie and an uncle they weren't aware of, the Amery's eventually became the family they were meant to be, thanks to author Liz Fielding's remarkable love story.  Personally I found myself sighing throughout this entire book, I loved it so much.

This was a Cinderella romance if I've ever read one.  However, instead of charging in on a white horse, Elle's Prince Charming rode in, driving a pink ice cream van.  Elle was shocked to find out her Grandfather had a brother they didn't know about, one that her grandmother who lived with her and her sisters had never told them about.  This uncle had now disappeared and had left to Elle and her family a pink van with a ton of  bookings.  Sean told them and they were expected to fill their obligations.  Elle worked at a local restaurant, trying to support her family, since her mother had died.  She took her responsibilities seriously because she loved her sisters and Grams.  So how was she to balance her life?  Sean said he would help her, teach her how to operate the ice cream equipment, drive and manage the van.  He would even attend some of her first bookings, making sure she was ok.  However, she had to balance her family, her first job at a local restaurant and the ice cream event bookings.

Sean McElroy was the result of his mother's office affair with his married father.  He also managed the family estate for his siblings.  He had really never fitted in with his family even though, when his mother died, they took him in.  He kept his feelings to himself but Elle and later her family stirred up something in him.  After getting to know her, she was in his thoughts.  She told him intimate things he didn't want to know, things that settled in his mind, she challenged him.  Elle had given up everything for her family, her dreams.  What kind of man would want to take on that kind of responsibility?  She had adored her mother but couldn't quite grasp how her mother had had three different affairs with "traveling men" who worked the local towns fair,  Would she turn out like her mother because she realized she quite liked Sean McElroy but was frightened concerning her feelings for him.  Her family came first!

They say opposites attract?  Definitely yes.....she did everything for her family and he kept his at a distance.  Elle stoked a fire in Sean and he wanted to keep his feelings locked away, poor man!  However, I had every confidence she in the end would win, would tear his defences down giving them both their happy ending they so deserved.  You'll definitely want to tag along on Rosie's journey, laughing at the ice cream events and meeting Uncle Basil in the end, learning about both the McElroy family and Elle's family.  Did Sean and Elle learn anything?  Yes, they learned love was dangerous because of the risking the heart territory.  However, as the author said, " it was what a heart was for;to give."  That's what Elle did, she gave her heart ti Sean; all he had to do was take it.  In the end he did, plus he came to terms also with his family.

This journey in Tempted by Trouble was heartwarming and a seriously fun romantic read, thanks to the marvelous Liz Fielding.  Personally, Liz, this book couldn't 't have come at a better time for me as I need warmth in my life, so thanks!

Book Description:

Elle Amery has grown up a fighter—her late mother's bad-boy-loving reputation was not the best inheritance….

So when smooth-talking Sean McElroy turns up with a pink-and-white ice cream van called Rosie that's apparently hers, Elle tries to ignore the traitorous flicker of attraction!

Family-oriented Elle is the last girl Sean should want, but as they embark on a journey filled with unexpected twists, these two misfits may discover they are the perfect fit for each other!

Liz talks about Tempted by Trouble

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