This is an interesting take on aliens. I like the characteristics and history Ms. O’Malley gave the hero Cor, and his people. Turning green when you touch your mate is a sure fire way to be damn certain they’re the “one”. With the woman on his planet all but eliminated by their enemies, Cor has traveled to Earth in search of his mate. Which he finds in the introverted florist, Nikka, Cor finds out swiftly things on Earth are very different. Heroic but clueless Cor is endearing. His awkward approach makes Nikka gun-shy and Cor’s forced to change his approach. His failed attempts at wooing are humorous and a bit misguided. It made me wonder what his advice giving sister in law was up to. Yes means no… * Shakes head*. With all of his adjustments I felt like I never really got a sense of who he was. I wish Ms. O’Malley had given us a deeper glimpse at the hero. Her resistance to Cor’s charm kept the story from being two dimensional. I wanted to more of the meeting in the middle that really gave this couple heat.
When the story ended I didn't know if the characters would really work in the long run. The fast pace and lack of incite didn't allow me to click with them. With a little more fleshing out of Nikka and Cor along with a slower pace this would've been a four star read. As is, the book is an interesting quick read that’ll take you away from the every day and made you wonder, what if.
TBR reviewer: Shyla
As fresh faced teens Aaron and Bronwyn were madly in love, and planned to elope on her eighteenth birthday. There was just one problem. She never showed up. Dejected by her sudden change of heart Aaron leaves, and makes his way on his own.
Eight years later Aaron returns to the site of heart ache to settle his grandfather’s will. When he discovers Bronwny has been working there for the past six years. His bitterness begins to yield to confusion and curiosity about what happened all those years ago. Can he put his anger aside long enough to discover the life altering truth?
I found myself unable to become fully immersed in Deep Seated Passion because the plot line and the character background didn’t sit well with me. I felt like I was watching a horror movie, and telling the girl not to go into the dark basement, but she wouldn’t listen. I mean that in the sense that I found the situation between the heroine Aaron and his grandfather to be over the top and at odds with the way people spoke highly of him. If you saw someone treating a young man like the dirt on his shoe, would you really be able to look at him the same? No matter what the justification is, my answer is a resounding N-O. I wanted the hero Aaron to tell the old man to go straight to hell and not feed into his bullshit so bad!
This is why I have to say it was well written and obviously engaging. Despite my dislike for some of the major issues the story was founded on. I was still invested in the characters, and the surroundings. There were plenty of details to paint a complete picture, and the plot was well thought out. The passion between Aaron and Bronwyn sizzles, and the origin of their love is based on sweetness and innocence.
Ms. O’ Malley carefully guides you down the road she wants you to follow, tossing in curves and forks to keep things interesting. If you love romance full of depth, drama and twists this will be a wonderful addition to your collection.