Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Review: Prescription for Love by Brandi Kennedy



 I’ve been watching author Brandi Kennedy’s writing career very carefully since she wrote To Love a Selkie. Her second book Fat Chance cemented her firmly in place as my favourite contemporary romance writer. And now she has done it again. Prescription for Love is the second book in her Kingsley Series. The Kingsley’s are a large family with Eva and Adam heading the family. They have five children ranging in age from 30-17. The eldest of these children is Cameron Kingsley, and Prescription for Love is her story. 

We’re introduced to the beautiful yet cynical Cameron—a thirty-year-old wedding planner who doesn’t believe in love. Hard to believe, right? Cameron is still suffering with the trauma she endured when she was in college. Mentally and physically scarred from the ordeal, she finds it hard to trust people—especially men. 

Asked to plan her little brother Drew’s wedding to Cassaundra, Cameron is more than happy to help until Cass asks her to invite one final person, insisting she hand deliver the invitation herself. Unable to say no to the request, Cameron finds herself facing perhaps the only man who can break through her hard, guarded exterior. 

Mackenzie Caswell is a widower with one young son to raise on his own. Not a stranger to the dating scene, he is overly cautious about mentioning his son or his dead wife to his dates as they tend to pick up and run at the mention of either. But Cameron is different. Somehow on their first date, she makes him open up about both of those topics, even challenging him to call her the next day to see if she was still interested in him. I loved the flirtatious banter and easy conversation between these two characters. It seems so natural for both of them, but their journey is not always a happy one.

We follow Cameron and Mac through their relationship where Mac finds out about Cameron’s dark past, and helps her find closure. We see Cameron opening up and learning to trust again, learning to love. Prescription for Love is a story about getting hurt, but still having the guts to keep going. It’s about betrayal and grief, love and trust. It’s about finding out who you really are and what you really want and going for it even if it terrifies you.

I look forward to reading future books from Brandi Kennedy.

About the author:
Brandi Kennedy is a freelance writer, novelist and poet. A woman of varied interests, she loves photography, music of all kinds, knitting, crochet, and of course, mothering her two young daughters. Currently, she finds her home in the heart of Knoxville, Tennessee, among the mountains and the members of her extended family.


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