His and Hers

Author: Dawn Calvert

Publisher: Zebra

Release Date: January 2, 2008

Blue Ribbon Rating: 4.5

Format: PRINT

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A series of mishaps and misadventures has Jane Ellingson so depressed that not even a Starbucks frappucino is able to lift her spirits.   Within just a matter of days she’s managed to completely destroy the life she’s built.   A stupid mistake at work means she will probably lose her job.   Spilling red wine on her best friend’s wedding dress just days before the wedding ensures that said friend won’t be speaking to her for quite some time.   And let’s not forget the panicked “Let’s get married” to her boyfriend, cementing the fact that he will avoid her at all costs.  

The discovery of a small stone with a note sitting in the window of Starbucks may prove to be the answer to her prayers.   It’s a wishing stone and it even comes with instructions. Ah, if only life was that easy.   Still Jane is desperate and if there’s even the slightest chance that she can wish away her troubles then that’s exactly what she’s going to do.   Her wish - ’ take me away from here. Let me start all over.   Someplace where no one knows me.’   The next thing she knows, she’s whisked into the world of Victorian England, but not in reality . . .   no, in actuality she’s become a pawn of a writer known as Mary Bellingham and is now the heroine of the story Mary’s writing.  


Having someone else take over so that she doesn’t have to worry about her own graceless blunders seems like a dream come true.   Only she’s a modern day girl and being forced to appear docile and wearing corsets are chaffing her patience.   The hero James Dempsey is a pompous bore and Jane has absolutely no interest in him – Curran, the villian, makes her toes curl and has her imagining all sorts of modern day misbehavior.   Unfortunately, deviating from the storyline Miss Bellingham has planned could result in them being discarded simply by the author destroying the papers on which their story is written.   Dare they risk it?   Is it possible to lead their storyteller in the direction they desire to go?


Dawn Calvert tells a stellar tale with her second release HIS AND HERS.   Like its predecessor, HERO WORSHIP, this story takes readers ‘inside’ the book and we get to know the characters who are only truly in character when the author is writing.   I was quickly caught up in Curran and Jane’s less then praiseworthy opinion of Miss Bellingham’s storytelling and how they join forces in order to ‘save’ the book.   I was most anxious to find out if Jane ends up with Curran, if she ever returns to her real life, or if she even really wants to go back to her messed up life.   This is one of those books that just pulls you into the storyline and completely immerses you in the characters lives and their plight.   I’ve often heard authors say that their characters take on a life of their own - in this book they really do!   Dawn Calvert is a talented author with a bright promising future.


By Romance Junkies Reviewer: Chrissy Dionne

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