Monday, March 24, 2014

In The Sunshine / PJ Lincoln

Reviewed by: Pete Barber

Genre: Romance

Approximate word count: 14-15,000 words

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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.


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.


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.

Format/Typo Issues:

Too few to mention.

Rating: ***** Five stars


Scott Daniel said...

Thank you for the kind words, Peter. PJ Lincoln is my pen name ... and, yes, I am working on a web site!

Unknown said...

You're welcome, PJ. Thanks for taking the time to comment. Here's an interesting blog about Author Central by Jackie Weger. (I'm the author whose ass she kicks about the lack of AZ presence). Ms. Weger doesn't take prisoners :-), but she talks a lot of sense.

K.S. Brooks said...

Scott, if you need some help setting up your author central page, you can find some easy tutorials here:

Congrats on the great review.

BooksAndPals said...

I was going to post that same link, Kat, but got off reading Jackie's post and then saw something shiny and ...