One of my goals for 2017 is to do a lot of reading. If you want to take your writing seriously, you need to write, but you also really should read. It has been a busy January so far so I am delving into reading novellas along with books. I like novellas because they often introduce me to authors that I may not have read before and also because sometimes I just do not have the time to invest in a long escape. Thus today’s review on the novella No Time For Love by Tina Radcliffe.
First about the novella (from Amazon):
Nicki Baldwin is on the career fast track, until things come to a screeching halt courtesy of the mystery man who bought the property she has slated for a coffee shop out from under her. Steven Smith has met his former lifestyle in Nicki. Can he convince the beautiful hard hat to slow down and taste the pasta?
He’s off the grid. She’s on the fast track. Can they meet in the middle?
About Tina (from Goodreads):
Originally from Western, N.Y., author Tina Radcliffe left home for a tour of duty with the Army Security Agency stationed in Augsburg, Germany and ended up in Tulsa Oklahoma. While living in Tulsa she spent ten years as a Certified Oncology R.N. A freelance writer for over twenty years, she professionally blogs and manages Seekerville, a 13 author blog currently in its eighth year. Seekerville is a Writer’s Digest 101 Best Websites for Writers awardee.
Tina is a two-time RWA Golden Heart finalist, a 2012 ACFW Carol Award finalist, a 2014 ACFW Mentor of the Year finalist, a 2014 Golden Quill finalist and a 2014 ACFW Carol Award winner. In 2016 Safe in the Fireman’s arms was a Holt Medallion Merit Award finalist and a Detroit Bookseller’s Best finalist. She has won first place in over twenty RWA chapter affiliated contests in her career. Tina is also a short story writer and has sold over fifteen short stories to Woman’s World Magazine. She currently resides in Arizona where she writes fun, heartwarming romance.
Now a little from me. Tina is one of the generous authors you will find at Seekerville. Generous in sharing her time, her wisdom, her cheer and also books and other awesome gifts to the many of us hopefuls out there who visit Seekerville daily. I began heading there when I was seeking to invest in my writer’s dream. She has always been warm and welcoming from the first time I stopped by to when I came back after a two-year struggle. I digress a bit here, but Tina is just pretty darn special, and my own blog is the place that I can say so in a review. When I post my reivew elsewhere I probably won’t add this part. One more time though. She is awesome.
Okay onto my review:
Delightful, delightful, delightful! Nicki is a woman who is hard wired for success and when focused there is little that can stand in her way. Steve is a man who has seen success and all the work and sacrifice it entails, and he’s cool with leaving the rough stuff behind. He has a new rush that involves in investing in memories and those that surround him. When the two meet there is a clash of epic proportions. Nicki is exasperated by the man who is standing in the way of her singular focus. His very being is a mystery and his actions an anomaly.
Nicki and Steve are a delight. The setting is wonderful. Having lived part of my single life in a third floor attic apartment of an old Victorian, I was happy to be transported back to the style as I read (I’d like to say pages but I read this on my Kindle) this sweet novella. Nicki had her quirky little ways and her stubborn mind set made for a fun read. Steve’s twin neighbors were also a delight. I felt as if I had taken residence in a place that I did not want to leave. Which is exactly why I took so long to read what I could have finished rather quickly. I simply did not want the love story to end.
I rate No Time For Love 5 stars which I really didn’t expect to do for a novella. It deserved each and every star. I highly recommend it and for a super inexpensive Kindle price of 99 cents at Amazon, you should totally pick it up. It is definitely 99 cents well spent. Oh you can also read it for free if you are a part of Kindle Unlimited.
I also want to add that I got this sweet novella free as an ebook, but that did not impact my review all opinions are my own.