Something Borrowed, Something Blue

Author: Lena Matthews

Publisher: Samhain

Release Date: August 2006

Blue Ribbon Rating: 5

Format: Ebook

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Azure Kerr answers a strident knock on her door without looking or thinking about looking.  She comes face to face with an attractive, fidgeting man who begs to use her facilities and uses his wallet as collateral.  Azure laughingly allows him entrance figuring that if the man was a serial killer he wouldn’t give up his wallet.  Azure doesn’t realize that the man she just allowed into her home will become important to her. 

Gavin Conner promised a friend he would look in on his sister.  The sister is not at home, and Gavin finds himself in an uncomfortable situation.  Knocking on the neighbor’s door, Gavin prays the owner is home.  As soon as the door opens, Gavin promises to be a slave for life to the beautiful, African American woman who opened the door.  Gavin is allowed admittance but has no idea how much his life and personal values are about to change.  All Gavin knows is that he has to see this woman again and begins trying to convince her of that very idea.

Azure and Gavin become romantically involved and everything seems to be going well.  They enjoy each other’s company and care deeply for each other.  That is, until Azure finds an antique wedding dress and shows it to Gavin stating that she wants to wear the dress at her own wedding.

Books by Lena Matthews are on my automatic read list.  I looked forward to reading SOMETHING BORROWED, SOMETHING BLUE very much.  I had no idea how realistic and thought provoking it would be.  Gavin could be anyone’s marriage shy lover and while I found myself wanting to shake him, as a reader I relished how his views changed but his love for Azure never wavered.  I applaud Azure for her understanding because I would not have been. 

SOMETHING BORROWED, SOMETHING BLUE is a perfect example of how versatile Lena Matthews is as an author.  It is humorous, sexy, and shows off Ms. Matthews’ talent.  SOMETHING BORROWED, SOMETHING BLUE is now one of my favorite novels by Lena Matthews.  I genuinely loved this book. 

Note that SOMETHING BORROWED, SOMETHING BLUE is the second book in The Wedding Dress series.  Book 1, SOMETHING OLD, SOMETHING NEW by Maggie Casper, ties directly into this one.  While this book stands alone, I, as a reader recommend reading book 1 of the series as well.


By Romance Junkies Reviewer: Natasha Smith

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