I read a chapter of All About Sage by Joanne Hill and liked her style so much that I went and bought several of her books. So this review is not just about this book but about the author too. In the book industry young writers are urged to add conflict to make matters interesting and many authors in the Romance category do this by using some very extreme systems. It seemed to me that most romantic stories “had to” make their characters very crazy indeed in order to create conflict and interest. They also had to add sex or go all the way to Erotica. So it was very refreshing to discover that Joanne Hill managed to write not just this romantic story but several others, with characters that were not crazy but very real yet she had all the ingredients in her story to make me want to read just one more page and later just one more book.
A sequel to Falling for Jack
Sage Lockwood and Ethan McGraw were never meant to end up babysitting their best friends’ children. For a start, their lone experience of childminding was something they’d both rather forget – and it had nothing to do with the children.
For another, they just don’t like each other – in spite of the chemistry sitting awkwardly and undeniably between them. Not to mention that Sage has been dating the much younger Barry, and Ethan is far too “male” for Sage anyway. Ethan also happens to think Sage is more than a little crazy, although she’s a great mother to sixteen-year-old Harriet. Yet when they step up to be childminders for their friends, Sage and Ethan pretty soon realise that the feelings they harbour for each other just can’t be ignored – no matter how hard they try.
All About Sage, Book 2 in the City of Sails series. A sequel to Falling for Jack.