Friday, April 13, 2018

Reprise Review: In the Sunshine by PJ Lincoln

Genre: Romance/Short Story


Regan is struggling to extract herself from a relationship with a possessive guy. Matt is trying get over his failed seven-year marriage. When they bump into each other on Cocoa Beach, FL, sparks fly.


I couldn’t find any information about PJ Lincoln. He/she doesn’t have an author page on Amazon or Goodreads. He/she should get one.


Because I’m writing one, I’ve been reading a lot of romance novels lately. I’ve found the genre to be a mixed bag. In particular, I find ‘the middle’ often gets bogged down with repetitive concerns popping up in the main couple’s inner thoughts. Even when the romance portion of the story works well, I’m often frustrated by unlikely events or backstory being artificially inserted to drive the plot forward.

In The Sunshine avoided both of my pet peeves. This is a cozy romance, neatly told. The author’s writing style is light and easy on the eye. The main characters, Regan and Matt, both had believable back stories and logical reasons for being where they were, both geographically, and personally.

I read the story in one sitting and thoroughly enjoyed the tale. A nice, light romance with a feel good factor.

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Added for Reprise Review: In the Sunshine by PJ Lincoln was a nominee in the Romance category for B&P 2015 Readers' Choice Awards. Original review ran March 24, 2014

Format/Typo Issues:

Too few to mention.

Rating: ***** Five Stars

Reviewed by: Pete Barber

Approximate word count: 14-15,000 words

1 comment:

J.R. LeMar said...

Good review!

I know what you meant about "the middle" of Romance novels, I've seen the same thing in romantic films. I guess it sort of a trope of the romance genre. We know from the start that the couple is going to end up together, so first they have to meet, and then its in the middle where some sort of obstacle(s) has to be introduced to seemingly prevent them from being together, which will then be resolved in the end.